Master of Public Health Degree Program
The UCSF School of Pharmacy has partnered with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health to establish a program through which our PharmD students can earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at Berkeley.
About the program
PharmD students who have a strong interest in public health may apply to the UC Berkeley School of Public Health's Master of Public Health program in fall of the 4th year in the doctorate of pharmacy program. This permits successful applicants to begin their Master's program the following fall, after obtaining their PharmD. PharmD graduates can complete the MPH (normally a 2-year program) in 1 year.
This partnership enables recent graduates to acquire the skills, knowledge, and awareness that defines the public health perspective on healthcare.
PharmD/MPH graduates combine clinical work with research and/or involvement in public health programs and policy at local, state, national, or international levels. There are a myriad of career opportunities for those with this dual degree. As an example, many graduates pursue an MPH to prepare them for academic careers in which they will use their knowledge of epidemiology to conduct research in a range of clinical or public health areas, or to design and evaluate community-based health programs.
When to apply
Application to the program is made no later than December 1 of the 4th year, and the MPH program begins in following fall, after completion of your PharmD.
How to apply
PharmD students participate in the formal UC Berkeley MPH admissions process described on the School of Public Health website. Interested students should check with the UC Berkeley MPH program for specific eligibility requirements.
To learn more about the MPH program, admissions, and financial aid, visit the UC Berkeley School of Public Health.
If there is sufficient interest, a representative of the School of Public Health will come to UCSF in fall for an informational meeting about the program.
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