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Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy Master of Science & Graduate Certificate.

UF MS + Stetson University MBA Program

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.

Stetson Tuition

The cost for coursework in the Stetson MBA program, regardless of residency, is as follows:

  • Tuition: $1,000/credit hour ($3,000 for 3-credit courses)
  • Fees: Stetson does not have student fees associated with registration

Stetson Requirements: (Materials are only kept for 1 year. Therefore, please do not request information too early, as they may be destroyed.)

  • Full Admission & Completion of First Semester at UF
  • Stetson Waiver Form
  • Stetson Application
  • Transcripts (official, sealed copies from every institution attended)
  • Resume
  • TWO Letters of Recommendation (Academic or Professional)

Sample Plans of Study

    Students interested in completing the MSPharm and MBA collaboration program, should complete the following:

    • Stetson Waiver Form (Online POP Forms) and submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
    • PharmaMBA Application: Information will be sent out after program eligibility has been verified.
    • Send transcripts and all additional materials (no earlier than August) to:

    Attn: Kathy Hannon
    Office of Graduate Business Programs
    Stetson University
    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:

    • Foundation course must be completed prior to being allowed to enter at Stetson.
    • Official admission decisions for Stetson will not be processed until verification from UF has been sent to Stetson. This requires the receipt of the Stetson Waiver form, completion of the Stetson application, official transcripts and all other admission have been received by Stetson.
    • Students seeking financial aid are strongly recommended to contact UF’s College of Pharmacy Financial Aid Coordinator prior to enrolment.
    • Registration at Stetson will be completed manually by the MBA department for the students first semester. After returning to Stetson, registration instructions and course information will be sent out via email.
    • Students can begin at Stetson only during a spring semester due to scheduling requirements. However, we now offer a secondary option: Students who decide to pursue an MBA with Stetson late in their coursework, or even after their final semester at UF, now have 5 years from the date of completion of the UF Online MS in Pharmacy program to apply to Stetson. These students will be automatically admitted to Stetson based on their completion of the UF program. Stetson will transfer 6 credits from UF toward the MBA program. If this option is chosen, students will have completed 30 credits (9 courses at 3 credits each and 3 seminars at 1 credit each), at UF and 24 credits at Stetson (8 courses at 3 credits each), for a total of 54 credits for both degrees.
    • Once students have graduated from UF, they are required to send a final, official transcript to Stetson. Note: the transcript must confer your degree. Please verify this before requesting the required copy at

    For more information about the concurrent UF MS in Pharmacy/Stetson University MBA program, contact:

    At UF:
    W. Thomas Smith, Pharm.D., J.D.
    Clinical Associate Professor & Program Director
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    At Stetson:
    Kathy Hannon
    School of Business Administration
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    *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.