These programs provide the opportunity for selected students to complete both degree requirements within a shorter time frame than completing each degree separately.
Ohio State offers a variety of opportunities for students to complete a combined degree program. Students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program may combine their degree with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Students interested in these programs will need to apply and be admitted to both programs before being considered for the combined programs.
Students interested in the PharmD/MBA will typically apply for the MBA component during their third year in the PharmD program. Students must be independently admitted to the college offering the degree they wish to pursue. The general curricular structure for this combined degree offering is as follows:
Enrollment in this combined degree program may be limited. Additional information is available at www.fisher.osu.edu.
Students interested in the PharmD/PhD are encouraged to pursue this option as early as possible, as coursework taken during the first year of the PharmD program could be used toward one’s PhD. Additionally, PharmD/PhD students will most likely work in research labs over the summer as a PhD student. Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the PhD component of the program.