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Master’s Degree Program in Pharmacy

Master's Degree

The online Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy concentration offers a master's degree in pharmacy program for US-based working professionals to enhance their education in the non-dispensing areas of pharmacy, all with minimal disruption to their schedules. Students take one course at-a-time, making it more manageable to balance work, family and education.

Our online master's degree is a non-thesis, 30-credit program. 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 must visit campus at least twice during their course of study. For most students, the two visits include their completion of the two on-campus seminars, and the comprehensive final exam.

All graduates from the program receive the Master of Science in Pharmacy with concentration in Pharmaceutical Outcome & Policy. Within that concentration, students choose from one of four specialty tracks.

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
Healthcare Administrators
Health Insurance Professionals
Patient Safety Administrators
Drug Industry Professionals
Pharmacists
Legal Professionals
Health/Nursing Professionals

Specialty Track Information

Click on the links below to find out more information about how each specialty track can help you advance your career.

Master's Degree Curriculum Requirements by Specialty Track

Click on the links below for detailed course curriculum requirements for each specialty track.


Concurrent Programs

In addition, the UF program has partnered with other institutions to provide unique educational opportunities:

Master of Science Degree

The minimum admission requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Pharmacy, concentration in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, are as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in any academic discipline (Pharmacy background not required) from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 or better GPA in upper division undergraduate coursework
  • A statement of purpose must be submitted. There is a section for this information in the UF graduate application (step 2 of the application instructions).
  • A current resume or CV, in MS Word or PDF format. The file may be emailed to dess@ahc.ufl.edu or attached as part of the UF graduate application.
  • Acceptable Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score*
    • Prior to 8/1/2011: 500 verbal / 500 quantitative; 1,000 combined
    • After 8/1/2011: 150 verbal / 150 quantitative; 300 combined
  • Students educated outside the US may be required to pass a test of English language fluency.  Contact program administration for help determining if this applies to you.

*GRE requirement may be waived for applicants holding an advanced degree (Pharm.D., Master’s, MBA, J.D., etc.) from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution. Those with a BS in pharmacy from prior to the year 2000 should contact the program to discuss PharmD-degree equivalency and the possibility of a GRE waiver.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Spring (January) application deadline: November 16
Summer (May) application deadline: April 4

If you're ready to get started, click here to start the Graduate Admissions application process. Good luck!

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