Dual Degree Programs

Set Yourself Apart with a Dual Degree

Set yourself and expand your career opportunities with a dual degree. The College of Pharmacy collaborates with schools across our Duluth and Twin Cities campuses to offer Pharmacy students the ability to earn an MBA, MHI or MPH degree while completing the PharmD Program.

PharmD / MBA Programs

Pharmacists with an MBA can enter into management positions within a wide variety of pharmacy settings, creating efficient, effective care delivery systems from day one. After establishing your studies in the Doctor of Pharmacy program, you will enter the MBA program earning a complete MBA as you finish your PharmD.

Carlson School of Management

Carlson School of Management

Enrolled PharmD students (Duluth and Twin Cities Campus) have the opportunity to become integrated into the Carlson School's prestigious network of business leaders, academics and alumni. PharmD/MBA students will also have the unique experiences offered through the Carlson School's Medical Industry Leadership Institute, which brings together graduate students from across the University of Minnesota to work on healthcare industry problems from the organizational to the political realms.

Program information

Contacts

Director of Student Services
Email: Peter Haeg
Phone: 612-624-2649

CSOM MBA Program
Email: ftmba@umn.edu
Phone: 612-625-5555

Labovitz School of Business and Economics

Labovitz School of Business and Economics

The PharmD/ MBA Dual Degree program was developed for Duluth College of Pharmacy PharmD students who wish to also pursue an MBA degree from the Labovitz School of Business & Economics at UMD. This program is competitive, challenging, and rewarding and builds on the foundation of business knowledge students already have to become more valuable employees and more confident, capable leaders. 

Program information

Contacts

PharmD Program
Katie Vukelich
Coordinator
Phone: 218-726-6038

LSBE MBA Program
Dr. Alan Roline
Program Director
218-726-8550

PharmD / MHI Program

The Master of Health Informatics (MHI) is a professional degree intended for individuals with various backgrounds who would like training in how to guide and control the use of the many technologies becoming more prevalent in the health care industry. 

Institute for Health Informatics

Institute for Health Informatics

Enrolled PharmD students (both campuses) have the opportunity to earn their Masters in Health Informatics, a degree designed to train individuals who are interested in using information technology to solve health care problems. The curriculum consists of 31 credits of coursework. Students take a sequence of core informatics courses and add electives to specialize their degree. 

Health informatics is an interdisciplinary field that applies computer, information, and cognitive sciences to promote the effective and efficient use and analysis of information for the improvement of human health. Because the interaction between an individual healthcare professional and a patient is at the heart of any healthcare delivery system, it is essential to document the multiple decisions and actions that affect a patient’s well-being. Health informatics promotes the effective and efficient use and analysis of information to improve the health, well being, and economic functioning of society. 

Program information

Contacts

PharmD Program
Peter Haeg
Director of Student Services
Phone: 612-624-2649

PharmD Program
Katie Vukelich
Coordinator
Phone: 218-726-6038

MHI Program
David S. Pieczkiewicz, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: 612-626-8591

MHI Program
Terrence Adam, RPh, PhD, MD 
Associate Director
Phone: 
612-625-5825 

 

PharmD/ MPH Program

There is a need to expand the team-based health care approach to protect the health of our population. The role of today’s pharmacist is evolving into an active participant in managing chronic disease. The role of public health coincides with the work of a pharmacist by providing education on policy, patient education and population management.

School of Public Health

School of Public Health

Enrolled PharmD students (both campuses) have the opportunity to additionally earn their MPH, a degree program that prepares them for impacting policies, providing education to patients in order to manage diseases, conduct research on drug interactions/therapies and alternative herbal medications at all levels – from the local, regional and state to the national and international levels – at the intersection of government, non-profit and private sectors.

A Public Health Pharmacist can be involved in advanced pharmacy practice, health policy development, emergency and humanitarian response, public health leadership, global health and much more.

Program information

Contacts

PharmD Program
Peter Haeg
Director of Student Services
Phone: 612-624-2649

PharmD Program
Katie Vukelich
Coordinator
Phone: 218-726-6038

PharmD Program
Dr. Laura Palombi
Assistant Professor
Phone: 218-726-6066

PharmD Program
Dr. Raquel Rodriguez
Assistant Professor
Phone: 612-626-1163

MPH Program
Kate Hanson
Program Coordinator
Phone: 612-626-7953