Careers

What are my Career Options?

Professionals with any of a wide variety of career goals can benefit from our Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy. Our specialty tracks provide you with an opportunity to focus in specialized areas of the pharmaceutical industry. One of the greatest advantages of choosing this degree is that individuals with traditional undergraduate degrees can benefit and enroll in this program. These professions include, but are not limited to:

Careers

Regulatory Compliance Professionals

Increase your working knowledge and gain the expertise and credentials to shape regulatory policy at the state and federal levels to improve patient care and outcomes.

Regulatory compliance professionals who graduate from this program may work in a number of industries, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Regulatory agencies (e.g. FDA, State Boards of Pharmacy)
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors
  • Health systems and facilities
  • Pharmacy benefits managers
  • Law firms specializing in health law

Healthcare Administrators

Stay on the cutting-edge of knowledge regarding patient safety, regulation, risk-management, pharmacoeconomics, and clinical research, and lead your organization in quality assurance and quality improvement efforts. Enhance your knowledge to apply the latest research and policy in your work environment and to improve patient outcomes. Gain an understanding of licensing and accreditation issues impacting health systems.

Healthcare administrators who graduate from this program can work in a number of industries, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Health systems and facilities
  • Health insurers/government payors
  • Provider groups and plans
  • Pharmacy benefit managers

Health Insurance Professionals

Understand the economics, regulatory policies and ethical concerns to make thoughtful decisions regarding patient outcomes, drug costs and benefits administration.

Health insurance professionals who graduate from this program may work in a number of industries, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Health care payors
  • Pharmacy benefit managers
  • Medicare and medicaid
  • Corporate HR departments
  • Health systems and facilities

Patient Safety Administrators

Understand general risk management techniques, standards of health care risk management administration and methods for integrating patient safety clinical risk management programs. Through a greater comprehension of federal, state and local laws, graduates may provide regulatory compliance expertise to the creation and administration of a comprehensive risk management program.

Patient safety administrators who graduate from this program may work in a number of industries, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Health systems and facilities
  • Accrediting organizations
  • “Think tanks” and industry groups
  • Pharmacy chains

Drug Industry Professionals

The MSPharm program focuses on many areas relevant to the pharmaceutical industry. Whether you have aspirations to pursue a career path in regulatory affairs, or have a desire to shape policy related to medicaiton use, or wish to gain a better understanding of patient outcomes research, our program provides you with the knowledge and skill to achieve your professional goals.

Drug industry professionals who graduate from this program may work in a number of areas including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Regulatory affairs
  • Government relations
  • Comparative effectiveness/outcomes research
  • Payor liaisons

Pharmacists

Take a leap in your career or move into a new area of practice; open doors with a graduate degree that allows you to focus on your area of interest. If your goals include moving into a regulatory role, adding a specialization to your PharmD or BPharm, taking the lead in patient safety initiatives, understanding the economic considerations to improve health system outcomes, or applying regulatory and ethical considerations to clinical research, consider our program.

Pharmacists who graduate from this program may work in a number of areas, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors
  • Health systems and facilities
  • Health insurers/government payors
  • Pharmacy benefits managers
  • Contract research organizations

Legal Professionals

As a legal professional, you know that health care reform is underway, creating changes and challenges within the health care system. Specialize in an area of health care regulation, policy, or pharmaceutical outcomes by completing coursework online and after hours. Our flexible program allows you to take selected individual courses, complete a 5-course certificate, or earn a master’s degree in as little as two years.

Attorneys and other legal professionals who graduate from this program may work in a number of areas including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors
  • Health systems and facilites
  • Pharmacy benefit managers
  • Health insurers/government payors

Health/Nursing Professionals

Nurses and other health care professionals are assuming important roles in many aspects of the new health care marketplace. Enhanced training and credentials in the areas of health care regulation, policy, and outcomes are essential to set you apart from your colleagues and allow you to move beyond traditional boundaries for your field.

Nurses and other health care professionals who graduate from this program may work in a number of areas including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Health insurers/government payors
  • Contract research organizations
  • Health systems and facilities
  • Pharmacy benefits managers
  • Legal and regulatory agencies

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