The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

PharmD/MBA Dual Degree Program

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 a significant savings in time and money. The Citadel MBA program provides PharmD students with substantial flexibility with evening and online courses.

Admission Requirements
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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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 financial aid during the Summer semester. Interested students are encouraged to talk with the Financial Aid Office to learn about financial aid options.

The Citadel MBA program consists of 42 credit hours (2 essentials courses, 8 core courses, 3 elective courses, and 1 capstone course). The asterisk (*) indicates course requirements that may be waived based on undergraduate coursework or satisfied by transfer from MUSC.
BADM 750 MBA Essentials I 3 cr.
BADM 750 MBA Essentials II 3 cr.
BADM 713 Communication for Leadership 3 cr.
*BADM 716 Legal and Ethical Environment for Decision Makers 3 cr.
BADM 719 Information Technology Management 3 cr.
BADM 722 Leadership in Organizations 3 cr.
BADM 728 Accounting for Executives 3 cr.
BADM 731 Quantitative Methods for Operations Management 3 cr.
BADM 734 Financial Problems 3 cr.
BADM 737 Strategic Marketing 3 cr.
BADM 740 Global Business Strategy 3 cr.
*Electives 3 courses selected by student 9 cr.
Transfer Credit Approval
The Citadel will transfer up to five approved courses (12 credit hours) 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.
The following PharmD core courses will be accepted in place of the required MBA courses:
  • SCCP 885 - Pharmacy Law and Ethics - 3 Credit Hours (may transfer for BADM 716 Legal and Ethical Environment for Decision Makers at The Citadel)


The following PharmD courses may be accepted for elective credit by The Citadel, which requires 9 credit hours of elective courses.

  • SCCP 758 - Health Systems Pharmacy: Policy and Practice - 2 Credit Hours
  • SCCP 764 - Personal Finance – 3 Credit Hours
  • SCCP 850 - Health Care Systems and Management - 4 Credit Hours
  • SCCP 999 - Grand Rounds - 1 Credit Hour


Contact Us
Dr. William Sharbrough, MBA Director
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Morgan LaForge, MBA Student Services Coordinator
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Dr. Heather Easterling, Director of Dual PharmD/MBA Program at MUSC
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