Pharmacy, Dual Degree: Pharm.D. and M.B.A.
Students admitted to the School of Pharmacy may also seek admission to the Graduate College to pursue a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree. The application procedure and the student’s enrollment status will vary depending on the student’s undergraduate degree.
All students wishing to pursue the dual degree option must first consult with the Pharm. D. advisor regarding when they should apply for admission. Students who are admitted to the M.B.A. program will be advised by a Pharm.D. advisor and an M.B.A. advisor. The advisors are responsible for ensuring students are making appropriate progress toward both degrees, enroll in the proper sequence of courses, and enroll in the proper section of the courses.
Pharm. D. Students Holding a Baccalaureate Degree: All students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university may apply for admission to the M.B.A. program. Students must meet the published admission criteria and complete the published degree requirements for the M.B.A. program. When admitted, the student will be classified depending upon his or her completion of core business courses.
Pharm. D. Students Who Do Not Have a Baccalaureate Degree: Students who have not earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university may apply for admission to the M.B.A. program and pursue the degree under the following conditions. During their enrollment in the two degree programs, students who do not hold the baccalaureate will be continuously classified as Provisionally Admitted for the M.B.A. program. Students beginning the final semester of the Pharm. D. program of study will apply for graduation. Students in good academic standing in both programs and eligible to receive both degrees at the end of the term will be reclassified as Fully Admitted to the M.B.A. program. Students who withdraw or are dismissed from the Pharm. D. program will also be withdrawn from the M.B.A. program regardless of level of degree completion or academic standing.