PharmD/MPH Dual Degree Program

A UW-SoP student administers a vaccine during a campus-wide Meningitis B clinic.

Drawing on the complementing strengths of the School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine and Public Health, the PharmD/MPH program is intended to provide students currently enrolled in the PharmD program with expertise needed to integrate knowledge and skills in the delivery of pharmaceutical care with public health principles.

Degree Requirements
  • A total of 220 credits is required for completion of the PharmD degree.  This consists of 72 pre-School of Pharmacy credits.
  • A total of 42 credits is required for completing the MPH degree.
  • Credits earned may count toward completion of both degrees.  Application for admission to the MPH Program earlier in your course of study for the PharmD will allow for more efficient completion of the dual degree. Pharmacy students may apply to the MPH Program at any time.  To ensure proper planning and advising, seek assistance from your PharmD advisor.
  • Admitted students may apply to the MPH Program such that they start both programs at the same time.
  • PharmD courses approved for both degrees are provided below.


MPH Requirement PharmD courses that count towards MPH
MPH Electives (13 credits)
  1. PH PRAC 608
    Safety and Quality in the Medication use System (3 cr)
  2. S&A PHM 411
    Role of the Pharmacist (3 cr)
  3. PHM PRAC 650
    Comprehensive Immunization Delivery (1 cr)
  4. PHM PRAC 673
    Seminars in Global Health Pharmacy (1 cr)
PHS 788 MPH Field Experience (6 credits) PHM PRAC 760
Elective Pharmacy Practice Clerkship (6 cr)
– Notify clerkship coordinator in advance to arrange a clerkship that has a public health focus
The PharmD/MPH dual degree program is available for students who are accepted for admission or currently enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. For information regarding admission into the PharmD program, please visit School of Pharmacy Admissions.

PharmD students who wish to pursue the PharmD/MPH may apply to the MPH program. The PharmD/MPH dual degree may extend the time to graduation in order to complete the PharmD and MPH requirements. For information on application to the MPH Program, please visit MPH Admissions.

Need more information about the MPH Dual Degree Program?
Please contact us:

Mary Hayney, RPh, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy (CHS)
4228 Rennebohm Hall

Mindy Schreiner
MPH Student Services Coordinator
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
740A Warf Building
610 N. Walnut St.
(608) 263-2298