Combined Programs

Combined Programs

Please note:  Due to the additional academic and/or research commitment required of students in the college's Combined 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 Concurrent M.S./Residency in Pharmacy Administration program is a post-graduate training program requiring the completion of B.S. in Pharmacy or Pharm.D. degree as a minimum criterion for admission eligibility.


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

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. By carefully structuring the combined degree program on a year-round basis, it is possible to complete the requirements of both the Doctor of Pharmacy 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 Ph.D. and Pharm.D. programs.

The Pharm.D./Ph.D. program is not a new curriculum per se; but rather a restructured program flexible enough for serving a combined purpose. The restructuring allows a student to complete both degree requirements in a shorter duration of time as opposed to entering each degree program (Pharm.D. followed by Ph.D.) successively. Furthermore, a combined degree program is focused in that it flows in a more clearly defined pathway than the traditional two separate pathways.

For more information, please visit the Pharm.D./Ph.D. section.