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Accelerated and Joint Degree Programs
Accelerated Graduate Programs
This joint program, available to full-time undergraduate students, leads to the BA/BS and MBA degrees. Admission must be initially gained to the appropriate undergraduate program and then to the MAcc, MBA, MFM or MPA program. Application is generally made to the graduate program prior to the end of the third year of instruction. Interested students should inquire as early as possible and not later than the end of the first semester, sophomore year for best advisement on coordination of coursework between the undergraduate and graduate programs. Students need to have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours before beginning graduate courses.
The accelerated program, available to any major, consists of completing the prerequisite credits for the MBA program before the beginning of the fourth year and completing graduate courses during the fourth and fifth years. Students wishing to further accelerate their programs may do so by taking graduate coursework in the summer terms between the third and fourth years and after the fourth year.
Combined Law and MBA or MPA Program
In cooperation with the Drake Law School, a joint program is offered leading to the J.D. and MBA or MPA degrees. This program, available only to full-time students, consists of a minimum of 81 law hours and 30 MBA hours or 27 MPA hours. The J.D. must be awarded before the MBA or MPA degree is released. Admission must be gained to both the Law School and the MBA or MPA program.
Follow the link for more information on admission and degree requirements for the Law School. You also may call 1-800-44-DRAKE toll-free; locally, call 515-271-2059.
Combined Pharmacy and MBA or MPA Program
Designed to maximize graduates' opportunities in the for-profit or nonprofit and government sectors, the PharmD/MBA and PharmD/MPA allow students the opportunity to complete graduate course work in place of elective course work within the pharmacy curriculum. Students begin at Drake in Pharmacy and apply to the College of Business and Public Administration during their first professional year or when they are nearing the completion of 90 credit hours.
The combined degree program typically takes an additional semester to complete beyond the pharmacy degree, rather than an extra two years if the two programs were completed individually. Summer enrollment is required to complete both degrees in six and one-half years. Admission must be gained to both the professional Pharmacy program and the MBA or MPA program, and students need to have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours before beginning MBA or MPA courses.
Follow the link for more information on admission and degree requirements for the School of Pharmacy. You also may call 1-800-44-DRAKE toll-free; locally, call 515-271-2011.
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