Dual Degree Options

Dual-Degree Options for Boston PharmD Candidates

Students enrolled in the direct entry Doctor of Pharmacy program at MCPHS are eligible to earn dual degrees in two complementary areas of study:

These dual degrees prepare you and give you a competitive edge for fellowships, residencies, jobs in the pharmaceutical industry, and more. They're tailored for those looking to deepen their knowledge of drug development and seek employment beyond the traditional pharmacy setting.

Each dual degree requires eight additional classes beyond the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum: two courses in each of the summers after professional years 1, 2, and 3 and one course in each of the fall and spring semesters of professional year 3. These latter two are not additional classes but serve as professional electives in the third professional year. Earn two degrees without adding more time to your course of study and enter the workforce two years earlier than if the degrees were earned sequentially.

Summer courses are online and asynchronous.

How to Apply

Choose a dual-degree program during your professional year 1. Here's what to know:

  • Applications open in January of professional year 1 of the Doctor of Pharmacy program
  • The process includes an application and interview with the committee
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required

Learn More About our Dual-Degree Pharmacy Programs

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)—Direct Entry students can apply for our unique dual degree programs. Choose to earn a Master of Science in Clinical Research or a Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs simultaneously with your PharmD, earning two advanced degrees in six years.