Students in the online MS in Pharmacy program may choose to enroll in a concurrent MBA degree through the Stetson University School of Business Administration. Students can complete both degree programs in as little as 3 years, and both programs are 100% online, aside from comprehensive final exams held on each institution's campus.
Coursework in the Stetson MBA focuses on the pharmaceutical industry and is offered exclusively to students enrolled in the UF Online MS in Pharmacy program. Program administration is streamlined, such that the same e-learning platforms are used in both programs, and admission to the Stetson program is automatic once admitted to the UF program. The first semester of study is spent at UF. After that, students may take coursework from either UF or Stetson, based upon class scheduling.
Students generally complete 24 credits in the UF Pharmacy program (8 courses at 3 credits each), and 24 credits in the Stetson MBA program (8 courses at 3 credits each). Each institution accepts 6 transfer credits from the other toward their 30-credit degree, and thus, students can complete two, 30-credit master’s degrees in only 48 credits. Note that concurrent MS/MBA students are exempt from the requirement to take on campus and online seminars, and thus, all coursework can be completed online.
For more information about the concurrent UF MS in Pharmacy/Stetson University MBA program, contact:
W. Thomas Smith, Pharm.D., J.D.
Clinical Associate Professor & Program Director
School of Business Administration
*The Stetson University MBA program is administered independently by Stetson University. Students electing the UF Pharmacy / Stetson MBA option become students of both institutions and are subject to each program’s tuition rates, policies and procedures.