Curriculum

PharmD/MS in Public Health

Curriculum

In addition to the PharmD curriculum, a minimum of 32 credit hours must be completed 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 682 – Ethical Issues in Public Health (2)
PUBH 502 – Seminar in Public Health (1)
PUBH 699 – Practicum in Public Health (1)
Total: 10 credit hours
 
Summer 
PUBH 541 – Community Health Assessment & Evaluation (3)
PUBH 550 – Environmental Health (3)
PUBH 690 – Research Project (3)
PUBH 502 – Seminar in Public Health (1)
PUBH 699 – Practicum in Public Health (1)
Total: 11 credit hours

Electives

In addition to the above core credits, students are required to complete 10 hours of 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)

Optional Electives
Students may choose four credits from the following list of approved courses. Other pharmacy courses (excluding courses required for completion of the PharmD degree) may be requested, subject to the prior consent of the associate dean for academic affairs and the chair of public health.

PHAR 512 – Multicultural Health Practices/Health Disparities (1)
PHAR 518 – General Toxicology (3)
PHAR 521 – Substance Abuse Education (1)
PHAR 531 – Strategic Management in Healthcare (1)
PHAR 535 – HIV/AIDS (1)
PHAR 548 – Advanced Nonprescription Drug Therapy (3)
PHAR 551 – Legal Topics (1)
PHAR 561 – Pharmacoeconomics (3)
PHAR 563 – Managed Care (2)
PHAR 565 – Epidemiology (2)
PHAR 590 – Smoking Cessation (1)
PHAR 593 – Leadership Development (2)
PHAR 593 – Pharmacogenetics (2)
PHAR 595 – Bioterrorism and Mass Public Health Threats (2)