Please note: Due to the additional academic and/or research commitment required of students in the college's Combined Programs, the college ENCOURAGES applicants to have successfully completed at least one semester of the Pharm.D. curriculum before being considered for admission into the Pharm.D./M.S. combined program but 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./M.S. in Pharmacy Administration
The combined Pharm.D./M.S. program is designed for highly motivated and qualified students who are seeking a career in Pharmaceutical Administration and Management. Students will be trained on a year-round basis to complete the requirements of both the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Master of Science degree programs.
The combined program is intended for students currently enrolled in the Pharm.D. program or who have potential future interest to enroll in the Pharm.D. program and will allow such students an opportunity to complete both degree requirements in a shorter duration of time. This is an integrated program. Students may satisfy curriculum requirements for both degree programs concurrently.
For more information, please visit the Pharm.D./M.S. section.
Pharm.D./Ph.D. in Pharmacology or Pharmaceutics
The Pharm.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Houston 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.