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PharmD/MBA Double Degree

The Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel School of Pharmacy has partnered with the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville to provide professional student pharmacists with an opportunity to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) while working towards a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.

Students who choose to earn both a PharmD and MBA are not only well prepared for the clinical aspects of pharmacy practice, they also have the requisite knowledge, skills and training to pursue management positions within pharmacies.

How the PharmD/MBA works

  1. Students must be enrolled in the PharmD program to apply for the PharmD/MBA program.
  2. Students apply for the MBA program near the end of the first professional (P1) year of the PharmD program.
  3. If accepted, PharmD students begin taking MBA courses during the summer before the second professional (P2) year begins.
  4. In general, PharmD/MBA students enroll in one MBA course during the fall and spring semesters of their P2 and third professional (P3) years, while enrolling in all required pharmacy courses. PharmD/MBA students may also enroll in two MBA courses during summer sessions.

Students who participate in the PharmD/MBA program earn an MBA degree in less time, and at a lower expense, than if they pursue the two degrees individually.

How to Apply to the PharmD/MBA

Students interested in applying to the PharmD/MBA double degree program must:

  • Be accepted into the PharmD program at the Rangel School of Pharmacy.
  • Successfully complete the first (P1) year of the PharmD program and all pre-MBA foundations courses.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from the dean of the Rangel School of Pharmacy to:
    Texas A&M University-Kingsville, College of Business Administration
    MSC 182, 700 University Blvd.
    Kingsville, TX 78363-8202
  • Complete and submit an application on
  • Please submit official PCAT scores in place of GRE or GMAT

Scholarship Opportunities

Merit-based scholarships are available through the Texas A&M University-Kingsville MBA program.


Amanda Barrera
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
MBA Program Coordinator
Phone: 361.593.2501

Kim Tanzer, PharmD, RPh
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
1010 W. Ave. B, Kingsville, Texas, 78363
Phone: 361.221.0620