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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I apply to the dual degree program but fail to gain acceptance to either the PharmD or MBA program?
Participation in the dual degree program requires acceptance into both degree programs. Students who are accepted into only one of the two programs will not be eligible to participate.

How many students are accepted to this program each year?
Admission is competitive with acceptance typically limited to five students each year.

What is the deadline for application to the dual degree program?
The deadline each year is March 1, but due to the competitive nature of the program, early applications are strongly recommended.

If I have questions about the curriculum, who can I contact?
The dual degree program is jointly coordinated by the Associate Dean of the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Scott Weston, and the Associate Dean of the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business, Dr. Joe Alexander.

What is the tuition cost for the dual degree program?
While tuition costs can vary from year to year, the general model for dual-degree PharmD/MBA students is that candidates will pay normal tuition prices for the PharmD and would then be charged for a total of 8 of the 17 MBA courses, spread across the dual-degree plan.  This results in a net discount of over 14% of what tuition would have been for students who had pursued each degree separately.

What happens if I have to drop out of either program?
Assuming you are eligible for continued enrollment at Belmont University, you would be able to complete one degree program without the other. No reimbursement of tuition or fees already paid would be given.

What happens if it takes me longer than four years to complete one or both of the programs?
Due to accreditation requirements regarding dual degree students, the program coordinators would work with the University Registrar’s office on the timing and completion of your PharmD and/or MBA degrees. Additional tuition and fees would accrue for students taking longer than scheduled to complete the two degrees.