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 online, 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 students are fully admitted to the UF program.
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 after completing only 48 credits.
Note: Concurrent MS/MBA students are exempt from the requirement to take on campus and online seminars, and thus, all coursework can be completed online.
Current students MUST notify the program in writing by October 1 if they are interested in attending the MBA program at Stetson. Late notification may cause delays in scheduling and in-turn graduation from one or both programs.
The cost for coursework in the Stetson MBA program, regardless of residency, is as follows:
Stetson Requirements: (Materials are only kept for 1 year. Therefore, please do not request information too early, as they may be destroyed.)
Students interested in completing the MSPharm and MBA collaboration program, should complete the following:
Attn: Kathy Hannon
Office of Graduate Business Programs
421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8398
Deland, FL 32723
Note: Students contacting Stetson prior to August, may not receive confirmation of receipt until after September 1.
Once the first 6 credits have been completed at Stetson, students must request an official transcript to be sent to our offices. Official transcripts are needed to transfer the credits toward the UF MS Pharmacy degree. Transcripts can easily be requested using Stetson’s online transcript request system
Important information to know:
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.