The College of Pharmacy's Online POP program offers flexible learning for working professionals who want to enhance their education in health outcomes without disrupting their busy schedules.

Woman on laptop UF archway composite photo

Explore 4 Specialized tracks

Applied Pharmacoeconomics

Pharmacoeconomics utilizes a combination of scientific and economic methods to evaluate and compare the value of one drug or therapy to another. This combination of health economics provides grounded data to assist in optimal allocation of healthcare resources.

Data and blue pen

Managed Care Pharmacy Systems

Managed care implies a defined structure and process of designing and delivering covered healthcare benefits that include risk-sharing, price and utilization controls, and quality assurance. Managed care pharmacy believes in improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare .

Healthcare business meeting

Patient Safety in Medication Use

The Institutes of Medicine defines patient safety as the prevention of harm to patients. In the context of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy patient safety is the prevention of harm to patients in the context of medication safety, including drug policy and regulation.

two women in a meeting

Pharmaceutical Regulation

The ultimate goal of healthcare regulation is to ensure healthcare quality, especially in pharmaceuticals. Accomplishing this task requires balancing competing needs, such as cost and access for patients.

computer with hand

flexible learning. Done differently.

Online Program Tailored for working professionals, residents and fellows.

3 Degree Options M.S., M.S. + M.B.A., and graduate certificate options available.

4 Specialty Areas Earn your degree or certificate in one of four specialty tracks.

Flexible Programs The online degree program allows students up to 7 years to complete.

Partnership Milestones

New Educational Partnership

International Society for Medical Publication Professionals

Refine your skills or prepare yourself to enter the growing field of value-based communication. Current and new ISMPP members are now eligible for a tuition discount in the M.S. program.


Celebrating 20 Years

Xcenda Fellowship Program

The Xcenda fellowship program provides Pharm.D. graduates with a prestigious two-year research and educational experience in an outcomes research and market access consulting environment. The program celebrated its 20 year anniversary this past July 2019. Since 2008, Xcenda has partnered with the UF College of Pharmacy to offer fellows the online M.S. in pharmacy degree with an emphasis in applied pharmacoeconomics or managed care pharmacy. Since then, 21 fellows have graduated from the online program. There are currently eight fellows who will graduate from the program over the next two years.

Resized Xcenda

What’s new with pop!

Dr. Karam Diaby participates in National Human…

The National Human Genome Research Institute, NHGRI, invited Karam Diaby, Ph.D., an assistant professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy in the…

Dr. Karam Diaby headshot

UF study finds FDA strategy cuts fetal exposure…

University of Florida researchers determined an FDA-approved program deters pregnant women from starting a potentially harmful immunosuppressive…

red and white pills

UF study examines trends in prescription opioid…

Dr. Yu-Jung “Jenny” Wei The current epidemic of opioid use and the ensuing morbidity and mortality, notably the growing burden of overdose deaths…

white pills and prescription bottle

Faculty Highlight

Karen Rascati co-author on HEOR research

Dr. Karen Rascati participated in a study examining salary predictors among health economics, outcomes researchers and market access professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Karen Rascati Publication


Watch On-Demand

Watch our recorded informational webinars and mini lectures to learn more about Online POP.

October 16th 2019 Webinar Image

Quarterly Newsletter


Stay connected with the graduate program through the quarterly newsletter with faculty interviews and current program updates.




Listen to alumni POPcasts with Dr. Robert Navarro and check out current students’ video testimonials on why they chose Online POP.

POP casts

2019 Annual Report

Fast Facts 2019

146 Matriculated Students


56 Certificates Awarded


31 Faculty Taught Courses


45 M.S. Graduates

Department of POP | 2019

Annual Report

Our graduate program has remained one of the strongest and largest in the country. See where we're headed and what you can accomplish with us in the years to come.

2019 Annual Report