The dual degree program between The Citadel and MUSC will allow students to achieve both a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in the same four-year period. As constructed, this dual degree program conveys significant savings in time and money. The Citadel MBA program provides PharmD students with substantial flexibility with evening and online courses.
Although the MBA program has traditionally required a bachelor’s degree, they have agreed to accept PharmD students who have completed a total of 124 credit hours. Students can apply during the semester they are finishing up their 124 hours. PharmD students may apply to The Citadel to begin any semester, but are encouraged to start during the Summer after their P1 year.
MUSC PharmD students must submit an online application, official undergraduate transcript(s), official MUSC transcript, PCAT scores, two letters of recommendation, and a resume for admission. To begin your application to the MBA program, click here. For questions about the admission process, contact the Graduate College Office at 843-953-5089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vouchers and Financial Aid
Students from MUSC’s PharmD program who simultaneously enroll in The Citadel’s MBA program will also be given four vouchers at the time of admission. The Treasurer’s Office will mail vouchers to admitted students. Each voucher is worth the cost of in-state tuition for one 3 credit hour course. One voucher may be used per term. Vouchers do not include the costs of fees, textbooks, or materials associated with the course. Non-resident students will have to pay the tuition difference. Students may be eligible for MBA Program.
Transfer Credit Approval
The Citadel will accept the transfer of approved courses from MUSC’s PharmD program to be used towards the MBA program. In order for courses to transfer, they must be completed with a grade of B or better and meet the requirements of the college’s transfer policy. See Academic Catalog.
Depending on your Catalog of Record, the exact course requirements vary slightly, and we encourage you to contact the MBA Advisor with any questions regarding the completion of the MBA Program.
The following PharmD courses may be accepted for credit by The Citadel, which requires 6 credit hours of elective courses under the Fall 2018 requirements.
- Pharmacy Law and Ethics – 3 Credit Hours
- Personal Finance – 3 Credit Hours
- Health Systems Pharmacy: Policy and Practice – 2 Credit Hours + Grand Rounds – 1 Credit Hour
- Health Care Systems and Management – 4 Credit Hours
For students following the degree requirements prior to Fall 2018, 12 credits hours are transferable and satisfy BADM716 Legal & Ethical Environments of Business (core course) and 9 credit hours of elective courses.
Dr. Jeremy Bennett, Director of MBA & Undergraduate Completion Programs
Brian Tucker, MBA and Undergraduate Completion Advisor
Dr. Heather Easterling, Director of Dual PharmD/MBA Program at MUSC