Five-Year PharmD/MBA Program

Five-Year PharmD/MBA Program | Other

There is a growing market for pharmacists who are educated in both pharmacy and business administration. The Joint Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration (Pharm.D./M.B.A.) degree curriculum will focus on providing excellent professional education designed to equip students with knowledge, skills, and competencies to compete and exhibit leadership in the dynamic and challenging fields of Pharmacy and other Health Care fields. The career outlook includes positions as Hospital/Pharmacy Directors, Pharmaceutical Industry Administrators, Managed Care Administrators or Leadership positions in Pharmacy Organizations.

Admission & Duration For Completion Of The Program

A student who was admitted to the professional entry level Doctor of Pharmacy degree program and who successfully tracked into the Pharm. D./M.B.A. program has a maximum of seven years from his/her initial date of entry into the Pharm. D. degree program to complete both programs and receive the joint degrees.

A student with pharmacy licensure who was admitted to the professional Post-B.S. Pharm.D. degree program, and who successfully tracked into the Pharm.D./MBA program has a maximum of five years from the initial date of enrollment into the Pharm.D. degree program to complete both programs and receive the joint degrees.

Issuance of Joint Degree

The M.B.A. degree under the Joint Program will be awarded upon successful completion of 39 credit hours of 13 Howard University School of Business courses in addition to all of the Howard University College of Pharmacy required credits. A student who does not complete College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy requirements can only be awarded an M.B.A. degree upon successful completion of the 54 credit hours of School of Business courses required to earn the regular M.B.A. degree. Therefore, the student must successfully complete each portion of the joint degree program in order to be awarded both degrees. No student will be awarded only the M.B.A. degree.

  • PHARMD/MBA Academic Policies
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Successful completion of all courses of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of the Pharmacy Professional Program.
    • Good academic standing with minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00/4.00
    • GMAT Results

How To Apply

Students who meet all the above listed eligibility requirements may apply to the Office of the Dean for admission consideration into the joint degree program by March 15 of the spring semester of the 3rd year. Application document should include a written statement explaining the reason(s) for requesting admission into the program and 2 letters of recommendation from College of Pharmacy faculty. Successful applicants will be admitted into the program only in the fall semester pending successful completion of all courses of the spring semester of the 3rd year and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.00.


The curriculum is designed to provide an integrated education in pharmaceutical sciences and business management. For the proposed structure of the curriculum of the Joint Pharm. D./M.B.A. Program, please see the PHARMD/MBA Curriculum in the Howard University College of Pharmacy Student Handbook.


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Muhammad J Habib

Associate Dean and Professor

Profile Type: Faculty

School / College: College of Pharmacy

Department / Office: Office of the Dean, Pharmacy

Program Details

  • Degree Classification: Other
  • Related Degrees: M.B.A., Pharm. D.
  • Program Frequency: Full-Time
  • Format: Hybrid

Caution to Prospective Students

The Board of Trustees of Howard University on September 24, 1983, adopted the following policy statement regarding applications for admission: "Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known, regardless of classification."

All credentials must be sent to:

Howard University College Of Pharmacy
2300 4th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20059
Phone: (202) 806-6530

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