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Dual Degree Programs

Pharm.D./Master of Business Administration (MBA)

In the midst of a rapidly changing health care industry, the Pharm.D./MBA offered by UH College of Pharmacy and the C.T. Bauer College of Business is designed to meet the needs of future pharmacists intent on pursuing career tracks in management, C-suite executive leadership positions or entrepreneurship. 

The dual-degree program offers students the benefits of completing the program in less time and at less cost than pursuing each  program separately. Each program allows a specific number of credit hours to be applied toward the other component degree of the dual-degree program. 

For more information, please visit the Pharm.D./MBA page. 

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy and M.A. in Applied Economics 

Health care is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. and around the world, creating
a significant demand for skilled analysts specializing in health economics and outcomes
research (HEOR). Given rising healthcare costs that are driven in part by skyrocketing drug prices, insurance companies, consulting firms, the pharmaceutical industry and medical device manufacturers, and academic and government organizations are looking for specialists with background in health coupled with economics to conduct cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses to improve efficiency in healthcare and drive the costs down. 

The new dual-degree program for the Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy Ph.D. at the UH College of Pharmacy and the M.A. in Applied Economics at the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences presents complementary fundamental and practical knowledge and experiences to excel in HEOR career paths.

For more information, visit the PHOP Ph.D./Applied Economics M.A. page.

Pharm.D./Ph.D. in Pharmacology or Pharmaceutics

Please note:  Due to the additional academic and/or research commitment required of students in the college's Pharm.D./Ph.D. program, the college REQUIRES applicants to have successfully completed the first year (P1) of the Pharm.D. curriculum before being considered for admission into the Pharm.D./Ph.D. program. 

The Pharm.D./Ph.D. program is designed for the highly motivated and qualified individuals who are seeking an integrated program in the clinical and basic sciences preparing them for a career in academics or research. The graduate will be able to assume a leadership role in and provide exemplary service to a wide spectrum of institutions concerned with health care and/or health delivery. The program's graduate will have the necessary knowledge of a basic science discipline and a full appreciation of the clinical sciences to excel in and act independently in research.

By carefully structuring the combined degree program on a year-round basis, it is possible to complete the requirements of both the Pharmacy Doctorate and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in seven years. Only a select few students will be able to meet the rigors and demands of such an academic endeavor. The degree program complements and not supplants the existing Pharm.D. and Ph.D. programs.

For more information, please visit the Pharm.D./Ph.D. pages within the Current Students section.