MPH/PharmD Program

Through this five-year program, you will earn an MPH degree with a concentration in epidemiology and a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.


Our MPH curriculum will provide a comprehensive understanding of public health philosophy, as well as the practical knowledge and skills needed to address current and emerging public health problems. You’ll complete the core courses, the epidemiology concentration courses, field training and an integrative project.

The PharmD curriculum consists of basic biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. The coursework is integrated with patient-centered practice experiences and is capped by a nine-month experiential program.

Course of Study

How to Apply

You will need to submit separate applications to and be admitted to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of Public Health and Health Professions.

You should first apply to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Once accepted, plan to apply to the MPH program during your first or second year. You will need either a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in the required courses of the pharmacy program at the end of the second professional year.

Questions about the MPH portion of the program?

Heather M. Ochs-Balcom.

268D Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5338

Fax: (716) 829-2979

Director of Graduate Studies, MPH Program
Director, MPH Concentration in Epidemiology
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Questions about the PharmD portion of the program?

Contact David M. Jacobs, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, at