Professional/Advanced

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

The curriculum offered by the Skaggs School of Pharmacy consists of a six year program leading to the entry-level Pharm.D. degree. The first two years, or pre-professional portion of the curriculum, are spent in studies of the basic biological and physical sciences, and in course work necessary to satisfy the University general education requirements. During the first three years of the professional program, students devote their time to the study of the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. Areas of study include biochemistry, microbiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, social and administrative pharmacy, and therapeutics. The final professional year is entirely experiential.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

The physical therapy educational program at The University of Montana seeks to prepare physical therapists who have a broad base of skills upon graduation, and who will be able to implement physical therapy services in many settings, especially rural environments. Rural settings require a physical therapist to serve not only as a provider of direct patient care, but also to fulfill the roles of administrator, supervisor, teacher, consultant, and researcher. Students successfully completing the professional program meet the competencies for physical therapy as determined by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association, receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and are prepared for state licensure.

Master of Public Health / Certificate of Public Health (MPH/CPH)

The public health unit offers a multi-disciplinary program for the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree and a graduate Certificate of Public Health (C.P.H.).  The program is designed to prepare public health practitioners who will use global insight to improve the health of the people of Montana and other rural areas.  Predominantly on-line, web-based instruction allows both traditional students and working professionals to pursue a degree or certificate.  

Master of Social Work (MSW)

The graduate degree in social work prepares graduates for advanced social work practice. The advanced integrated-practice curriculum embraces the profession’s commitment to value-based social work practice and promotes social and economic justice and seeks to engage individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in the process of strengthening personal capacities, social programs, and public policies.