• PharmD/MPH Dual Degree


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 Touro University California College of Pharmacy

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PharmD (2+2) / MPH Dual Degree Program


PharmD-MPH Dual Degree Program

Touro students and faculty are involved in significant community outreach. Two factors have strengthened the outreach efforts of the Touro University California College of Pharmacy: the increasing amount of interprofessional activity and the Public Health program which has provided expertise about how to go about community outreach. The dual degree PharmD/MPH program has been particularly effective in producing a cadre of students who think about providing clinical pharmacy services in the context of health policy, epidemiology and health demographics (public health).

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PharmD / MPH Dual Degree Fact Sheet  (PDF)


The Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Public Health (PharmD/MPH) Dual Degree at Touro University California combines the complementary strengths of the College of Pharmacy (COP) and the College of Education and Health Sciences (CEHS) to provide students currently enrolled in the PharmD Program with an integrated curriculum focusing on knowledge and ingenuity in the delivery of pharmaceutical care within a population based public health framework. The dual degree is designed for students interested in working in divisions of pharmacy emphasizing epidemiology based research, evaluation of community-based health programs, and the needs of populations and issues affecting their health.

Students are provided with the expertise and competencies essential to comprehend population based care, manage program planning and evaluation, assess the effects of emerging health issues and policies on the current health care environment, and provide care and services to promote the health and well-being of local and global communities.

PharmD/MPH students are expected to complete the PharmD/MPH Dual Degree within a minimum of 4 years of year-round full-time study. Currently, 13% of all COP students are enrolled in the PharmD/MPH Dual Degree Program.

PharmD/MPH graduates are more competitive in obtaining employment in public and private hospitals, clinics and health care providers, private practice, insurance and managed care organizations, the pharmaceutical industry, local, county, or state public health agencies, public health governmental agencies (CDC, HRSA, NIH, FDA), international health agencies (WHO, UNHCR, PAHO), not-for-profit, philanthropic, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and research and academic institutions. Pharmacists with MPH degrees will be prepared to:

  • Design and provide disease management and pharmacy-based immunization programs;
  • Participate in pharmacotherapy, health promotion,and disease prevention;
  • Conduct epidemiologic investigations;
  • Participate in health outcomes research;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policy to provide safer medications to patients;
  • Participate in disease surveillance of adverse drug events, potential drug interactions, patterns of over/underuse, and disaster preparedness;
  • Shape policy regarding inclusions/exclusions from drug formularies;
  • Participate in program planning, implementation and evaluation, such as appropriateness of prescribed treatment regimens, medication refill reminders and other compliance programs;
  • Participate in public health programs sponsored by health departments, for example, disaster preparedness, and administering vaccinations;
  • Design benefit programs, reimbursement systems, and prescription drug plans.



 Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Student Life - A photo essay

Students, staff & faculty are welcome to add their photographs to this editorial use photo slide show which strives to depict campus life.  If you have photos that you’d like to share, please feel free to add your images to our program Flickr group at: https://www.flickr.com/groups/tourouniversitycalifornia/ . Photos added to this Flickr group will automatically appear in the Student Life: A photo essay website slideshow.

For permission to use these images, please contact the Flickr group administrator - Bridget Canfield at bridget.canfield@tu.edu .


Non-Discrimination Policy

Touro University California does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, veteran status, or any other status characteristic protected by applicable laws in employment, or in admission, treatment or access to educational programs or activities.

To the extent provided by law, the university will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities which meet the legal standards for documentation, whenever the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform all essential functions of the position and meet the academic program technical standards.

This notice is given pursuant to the requirements of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Clery Act of 1998.  For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies.  Please note that contact information listed here is for discrimination inquiries only.  Please contact the Office of Admissions for admissions related inquiries.

Kathy Lowe
Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator
Touro University California
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
(707) 638-5806

Dr. James Binkerd
Interim Dean of Student Affairs
Touro University California
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
(707) 638-5883


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Krisma Deportes 

Congratulations to Krisma DesPortes, P2, PharmD/MPH Candidate, the first student from Touro University California's CEHS Public Health Program and College of Pharmacy to be awarded the prestigious Navy Grad School Scholarship!

Desportes's scholarship will provide up to $134,600.00, which includes monthly salary and housing allowance for two years. Upon her graduation in 2015, Krisma will embark on a mission to provide leadership and expertise to support our country, the men and women who defend it, their families and the world at large. She will be required to either lead personnel at one of the highly acclaimed National Naval Medical Centers in Bethesda, Maryland; Portsmouth, Virginia; and San Diego, California; or provide administrative support aboard an aircraft carrier; one of two dedicated hospital ships - the USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy; or in operational units worldwide.

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