Applied Pharmacoeconomics


Become a leader in this fast-growing global field by enrolling in the University of Florida’s Applied Pharmacoeconomics specialty track.

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Graduate Program Highlights

Online Program Designed for working professionals like you

Flexible Hours You choose your own schedule

No Thesis Requirement Finish your degree in less time with no-thesis required

4 Enrollment Options MS, MS+MBA, Graduate Certificate, Non-Degree Enrollment

Curriculum-Master’s    Curriculum-Certificate

What is Applied Pharmacoeconomics?

Pharmacoeconomics is an aid to better healthcare management. It is a fast-growing and globally important scientific discipline that utilizes economic methods to evaluate and compare the value of one drug or intervention to another.

With serious concerns about the value and cost of drugs and healthcare, and continuing pressure to reduce budgets, everyone is asking the question, “Where should I spend healthcare dollars to get the most value?”

Pharmacoeconomics answers this question.

Pharmacoeconomics and its related fields of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), provides insights that guide optimal resource allocation. Pharmacoeconomic data are used by clinicians, health systems, health insurers and payers, policy-makers, health technology assessment agencies and even patients. This exciting area of study identifies quality patient care by balancing economic, humanistic and clinical outcomes, taking the emphasis away from “what’s the cheapest?”

This applied pharmacoeconomics graduate program is one of the few accredited online graduate programs in the United States where you will get a comprehensive, applied and real-world education in this unique and in-demand area of study.

Applied Pharmacoeconomics addresses topics like:

  • Economic Valuation Methods
  • Health Policy & Technology Assessment
  • Outcomes Measurement
  • Data Analytic Techniques & Presentation of Results
  • Drug Pricing & Reimbursement
  • Health & Prescription Drug Benefit Design
  • Micro- & Macroeconomics

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