PharmD/MSPH Curriculum

In addition to the PharmD curriculum, students must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours to earn a MSPH degree.

Fall
PUBH 540 – Statistical Methods I (3)
PUBH 525 – Overview of Rural Health (3)
PUBH 580 – Health Policy & Management (3)
PUBH 502 – Seminar in Public Health (1)
PUBH 699 – Practicum in Public Health (1)
Total: 11 credit hours

Spring
PUBH 560 – Epidemiology (3)
PUBH 520 – Health Education & Promotion (3)
PUBH 541 – Community Health Assessment & Evaluation (3)
PUBH 502 – Seminar in Public Health (1)
PUBH 699 – Practicum in Public Health (1)
Total: 11 credit hours

Summer
PUBH 682 – Ethical Issues in Public Health (3)
PUBH 550 – Environmental Health (3)
PUBH 690 – Research Project (3)
PUBH 699 – Practicum in Public Health (1)
Total: 10 credit hours

Electives

Students must complete 10 hours or electives from the pharmacy curriculum. The following two courses are required electives toward the MSPH degree.

  • PHAR 528 – Experimental Design and Biostatistics (4)
  • PHAR 544 – Introduction to Clinical Research Design and Literature Evaluation (2)

The remaining four credit hours must be chosen from the following:

  • PHAR 512 – Multicultural Health Practices/Health Disparities (1)
  • PHAR 531 – Strategic Management in Healthcare (1)
  • PHAR 590 – Smoking Cessation (1)
  • PHAR 595 – Bioterrorism and Mass Public Health Threats (2)

Also, MSPH/PharmD students may apply for elective credit for completing other courses, participating in faculty-directed public health research independent studies or completing experiential learning experiences in which there is some clear public health relevance. If students wish to have additional learning experiences considered for MSPH elective credit, the student must submit an online application that articulates the manner in which the experience offers the opportunity to demonstrate at least three CUPHP competencies (Foundational and/or Rural Health). The student must describe how assignments will be modified or tailored to emphasize the public health relevance of the coursework.