Prospective Students

Program Fact Sheet

The Program

The online Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy program offers a number of opportunities for US-based working professionals to enhance their education in the non-dispensing areas of pharmacy, all with minimal disruption to their schedules.

Our flexible, part-time program allows students to take individual courses on a non-degree seeking basis, or complete a 5-course graduate certificate, or complete a 30-credit non-thesis master’s degree.

Class meetings are live and interactive, allowing students to engage with one another and with the instructor in real time, as well as using asynchronous discussion boards and pre-recorded lectures and videos. Live class sessions are held on weekends and after hours (eastern time), generally twice per week, and classes are roughly 7-weeks in duration.

Students in the program also have an opportunity to add-on an MBA degree from Stetson University, in conjunction with their MSPharm from UF. Both degrees can be completed in as little as 3 years, 100% online.

The College

US News ranks UF College of Pharmacy in Top 10The University of Florida College of Pharmacy has continued its rise to the top of the U.S. News and World Report’s national rankings.

UF moved to No. 9 nationally among 125 pharmacy colleges and doctor of pharmacy programs included in the rankings released on March 16. The top 10 position reflected a move up from No. 14 in 2012, the last year that U.S. News and World Report ranked pharmacy colleges.

In addition to placing in the top 10 nationally, UF continued to maintain its No. 1 ranking among pharmacy colleges in Florida.

The University

US News ranks UF a Top 10 universityThe University of Florida has become the first Florida school to break into the list of top 10 best public universities, coming in at No. 9, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

“This is a significant milestone that we can all be proud of, and it happened as the result of many years of focused work and a keen sense of purpose,” UF President Kent Fuchs said. “Our faculty – the core of our academic reputation – and staff deserve tremendous credit for lifting us up to get us here, as do previous leaders, particularly Bernie Machen, and UF’s Board of Trustees. We also owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott and the Board of Governors for their continued support to ensure that the nation’s third most-populous state has the world-class university it deserves.”

The U.S. News rankings are based on up to 15 key measures of quality that are used to capture the various dimensions of academic quality at each university. The measures fall into seven broad areas: undergraduate academic reputation; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; alumni giving; and graduation rate performance.