Doctor of Pharmacy / Master of Business Administration (Dual Degree)
The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) / Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree program is a collaboration between the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and Rutgers Business School. The program enables qualified PharmD students to begin work on the MBA while still enrolled in the PharmD Program. PharmD students will remain with their cohort and complete their doctoral degree at the same time as their classmates. After degree completion, they may matriculate into the MBA for full-time study (one year) or part-time study (approximately three years) to complete the second degree. PharmD students should apply to the Rutgers Business School in their final year (P4) at the School of Pharmacy, no later than March 1. They must be admitted to the Business School before they complete the PharmD.
Pharmacy students in the dual degree program will obtain advanced standing in the MBA for some of their required PharmD courses, plus the opportunity to take a limited number of MBA courses while completing the PharmD. Tuition for fall and spring courses taken while at the School of Pharmacy will be at the School of Pharmacy rate – and if taken with a full course load, will not incur additional costs. Upon completion of the PharmD, students will enroll at Rutgers Business School and pay the business school tuition and fees. The MBA requires a total of 60 credits; more than one third of the credits may be completed before matriculation into Rutgers Business School.
To learn more about the MBA program at Rutgers Business School, please click here. To learn more about the dual degree program, please visit the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy website.