M.S. + MBA Concurrent Degrees Program

Are you interested in an executive leadership career in health care, pharmaceuticals or health policy?

Differentiate yourself with our unique M.S. + MBA concurrent degrees option. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy and Stetson University have been working together to give students a professional jump start for more than 10 years.

Current students must notify the program in writing if they are interested in attending the MBA program at Stetson.

Alumni Spotlight

How did the program benefit you?

Having the opportunity to combine clinical knowledge with business expertise, and having the opportunity to [meet] with individuals from other organizations, really helped expedite my growth pattern in my career.”

Moses Allen, Pharm.D., M.S., MBA
Clinical Pharmacy Services Director


Online M.S. & MBA All-online programs are designed to fit the busy schedules of working professionals like you

Concurrent Tracks Save time and money by completing both degrees at the same time in less than three years

Single Decision Coordinated application process means you receive one admission decision that applies to both programs

No Thesis Requirement No GMAT or GRE required, and no thesis required for matriculation

Program Details


The Stetson MBA is offered online to students enrolled in the UF online M.S. program. Program administration is streamlined to optimize student success.


The program allows students to complete the two Master’s degrees much more quickly than they otherwise could. Students generally complete 27 credits in the UF online M.S. program, and 27 credits in the Stetson MBA program. Since each institution accepts 6 transfer credits from the other, the degrees can be completed in just 54 credits.

How it Works

Students will begin the program by taking at least one semester of coursework in the UF M.S. program. Students will take a break from their UF coursework to temporarily transition to Stetson for at least 6 credits (1 semester), before going back to UF to finish their M.S. After UF graduation, students return to Stetson to finish their MBA coursework.

Tuition and Admissions

The UF M.S. program comprises 33 credits, and Stetson’s MBA comprises 36 credits.  However, through this partnership, students can transfer coursework between the two institutions, and thus, can complete both programs in 54 credits, rather than 69 credits.

The cost for coursework is calculated as follows:

University of Florida

  • Tuition: 27 credits x $750 per credit = $20,250
  • Fees: Calculated according to various factors, and set each year by the Florida Legislature. Typically, students are charged about $37 per credit, or about $1,000 total for the program.

Stetson University

  • MBA Tuition: 27 credits x $1,050 per credits = $28,350


  • $48,600 tuition, plus roughly $1,000 in UF Fees.
  • Cost of books and materials is not included, but is expected to total less than $2,500 for the entire program.

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

  • Full Admission & Completion of First Semester at UF as a Master’s Degree student
  • Stetson Waiver Form
  • Stetson Application
  • Transcripts (official, sealed copies from every institution attended)
  • Resume
  • A letter of endorsement from the UF program, confirming that the student is in good academic standing and has satisfactorily completed at least one semester of coursework as a Master’s Degree student at UF

About Stetson University

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  • Stetson’s School of Business Administration is AACSB accredited, a certification only 5% of business programs receive.
  • Best business school recognition by the Princeton Review
  • A top online graduate program by the Princeton Review
  • Ranked in the Top-5 of Best Regional Universities (South) by U.S. News & World Report

For more information about the Stetson MBA program, contact:
Regina Oltorik

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