PharmD/MPH Dual Degree Admission Requirements
Admission to the PharmD/MPH articulated dual degree program requires that students meet admission requirements of, and be admitted by, the Gatton College of Pharmacy and be recommended for admission to the MPH program by the ETSU College of Public Health (for admission to the ETSU School of Graduate Studies). Students pursuing the PharmD/MPH will be concurrently enrolled in both programs. Applicants must hold a bachelors degree or higher. Though the published MPH program application deadline is March 1st, PharmD/MPH applications may be made at any time throughout the year. In addition, though the regular application process for the MPH requires that the applicant make their application through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (www.sophas.org/), dual degree applicants for the PharmD/MPH program should not use that service and should follow the steps outlined below.
Applications to the Gatton College of Pharmacy PharmD program must be made through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) at http://www.pharmcas.org/. Application requirements for the PharmD program are listed on the Gatton College of Pharmacy website at: www.etsupharmacy.com/prospectivestudents/admissions/requirements/ .
Applications to the MPH degree in the PharmD/MPH degree programs must be made through the ETSU School of Graduate Studies and submit:
A School of Graduate Studies application to the PharmD/MPH program, available through goldlink.etsu.edu.
Payment of the School of Graduate Studies application fee.
A personal essay of 150-300 words detailing the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the PharmD/MPH program.
Applicants seeking admission to the PharmD/MPH program, as part of the MPH admissions process, must send a letter to the Assistant Dean of Admissions of the Gatton College of Pharmacy, ETSU (Box 70414) to permit release of PharmCAS application information to the ETSU School of Graduate Studies. Additionally, prior to beginning the MPH admissions process, applicants must send a letter to the MPH graduate coordinator (Box 70623) stating intentions to pursue the dual degree program and discussing career goals.
Applicants to the articulated PharmD/MPH program will be considered on an on-going basis. Admission to one program does not imply, nor affect, admission to the other program. Admitted students will receive two separate admission letters from the Gatton College of Pharmacy and the School of Graduate Studies. For Pharmacy students to be admitted and registered for classes in the ETSU MPH program, they must request that the College of Pharmacy send copies of their final transcripts and proof of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university to the ETSU School of Graduate Studies. Students in the articulated dual-degree program will be held to the retention and graduation standards of each respective program. To be awarded both degrees, the students must complete the graduation requirements of both the PharmD and MPH degree programs, as scheduled.