MBA/ Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

The PharmD/MBA is designed to enhance student leadership skills in preparation for management careers in a diverse range of health care positions, and develop entrepreneurial capabilities for careers in independent and corporate pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.

Sample Schedule

Year Fall Spring
1 PharmD PharmD
2 PharmD PharmD
5 PharmD PharmD

MBA Credit Requirement: 42
PharmD Credit Requirement: 134
Total Credit: 176


12 PharmD credits will be accepted as MBA electives

11 MBA credits will be accepted in PharmD as electives

Dual Degree Policy

Students must apply to each institution for admission. The Smith School of Business and the School of Pharmacy  use separate application processes for admission purposes. Students must meet the admissions requirements of both institutions. Furthermore, once admitted into the program, students will be subject to the rules and conditions of both institutions about acceptable academic performance, reasonable progress toward completion of the degree, and standards of ethical conduct.

MBA Admissions Requirements

PharmD Admissions Requirements


Applications completed by: Will receive decisions by:
October 1, 2019 December 23, 2019
November 1, 2019 January 15, 2020
December 15, 2019 March 15, 2020
January 15, 2020 April 15, 2020
March 1, 2020 May 1, 2020


While in the MBA program all classes will be charged by the Robert H. Smith School tuition rates per credit hour. For more information on MBA tuition and fees please click here.