Combined Degrees

Pharm.D. / Ph.D.

The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)/Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program enables highly qualified students to obtain both degrees in a shortened period of time. This Pharm.D./Ph.D. degree program is designed primarily for students who are strongly motivated toward an academic/research career in the pharmaceutical sciences. The program is flexible enough to accommodate individuals of varied educational backgrounds. The actual time required for completion of the program depends on the individual qualifications and interests of the student.

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Pharm.D./M.S. in Health Outcomes

The Master of Science in Health Outcomes provides students with specialized experience in health economics and outcomes research, a field seen as increasingly important to the health care industry and aims to optimize patient care delivery and clinical decision-making as well as influence policy discussions related to health care reimbursements and priorities. The Master of Science in Health Outcomes is a 30 credit, fully online degree program that offers two tracks, pharmacoeconomics or health outcomes research.

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Pharm.D./M.S. in Pharmacuetical Sciences

The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a 30 credit, laboratory-based degree program that offers a thesis or non-thesis track. Pharmaceutical sciences research is increasingly important to the health care industry and aims to optimize patient health and improve drug delivery through innovations in research. This degree program will prepare students with concrete skills and competencies to make them competitive for careers in the pharmaceutical industry, governmental agencies or academia.

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Pharm.D. / M.B.A.

For qualified Pharmacy students, Mercer University provides an opportunity to pursue the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree concurrently with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The M.B.A. is earned through the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business.

The M.B.A. degree is a professional degree for qualified students interested in the management of human, material and/or financial resources in business, government and nonprofit institutions. The degree is designed to complement the Pharm.D. degree in a manner that will broaden the occupational and professional opportunities of the prospective graduate in community, industry or institutional practice. The program has been carefully designed to permit concurrent pursuit of both the Pharm.D. and M.B.A. curriculum.

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Pharm.D. / M.P.H.

For qualified students at the College of Pharmacy, Mercer University provides an opportunity to pursue a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree concurrently with the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The M.P.H. degree is earned through Mercer’s College of Health Professions.

The M.P.H. degree program is designed to transform students into competent, passionate professionals ready to tackle the complex and dynamic challenges of public health in neighborhoods and populations in the United States and around the world. The M.P.H. degree will complement the Pharm.D. degree in a manner that will broaden the occupational and professional opportunities of the prospective graduate in community, industry or institutional practice. The program has been carefully developed to permit concurrent pursuit of both the Pharm.D. and the M.P.H. curricula.

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Pharm.D. / M.S. in Health Informatics

The combined Master of Science in Health Informatics and Doctor of Pharmacy is a program developed in collaboration between Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy and College of Professional Advancement. Merging subject knowledge from various areas of study, the combined degree program gives candidates an edge through a unique opportunity to earn both a Master of Science and Doctorate degree at the same time. This program is designed for students seeking to provide high-quality, patient-centered care at the intersection of pharmaceutical expertise and health care information technology. The combination of computing and communication technologies with clinical acumen prepares students for work delivering expert, efficient and sustainable health care services.

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