The growth in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical sectors has created a demand for well-trained scientists who provide technical expertise that evaluates medication therapy and pharmacy services in the context of its benefits, risks, and costs. The M.S. program provides rigorous scientific training similar to that taking place in the Ph.D. track but with different academic requirements and less extensive research training. The average time to graduation is less than three years. Many M.S. graduates pursue pharmaceutical industry or managed care careers, which involve activities such as working at the project development, design, and management level, assisting in product development, and marketing. The M.S. degree is required for admission to the Ph.D. program.
Pharmaceutical Sciences MS Non-Thesis (MSPS). The College of Pharmacy offers a graduate program leading to a Doctor of Philosophy and/or a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Over twenty faculty participate in the program. MS students are self-pay (no funding is available from the Program.)
Faculty research interests are in various areas of the following graduate tracks (sub plans):
(1) Drug Discovery and Development
(2) Health Pharm Outcomes Research
College of Pharmacy
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
The GRE will no longer be required as part of the application packet. Students have the option of reporting scores but can submit an application without them. The institution GRE code is 4832.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program:
The Graduate Program track in Health and Pharm Outcomes requires at least 33 units. At least half of the units must have letter grades assigned (i.e., A, B, C, etc.). A 3.0 grade point average must be maintained. Probation will result if a student's GPA falls below 3.0.
PHSC 513 Health Technology Assessment (3 units)
PHSC 543 Health Services Research Methods (3 units)
EPID 573a Basic Principles of Epidemiology (3 units)
EPID 573b Epidemiologic Methods (3 units)
BIOS 576a Biostatistics in Public Health (3 units)
BIOS 576b Biostatistics for Research (3 units)
PHSC 596e Student Seminar (2 units)
PHSC 611 Pharmaceutical Education Research (3 units)
PHSC 910 Thesis (6 units) - Thesis Required
Electives (Approved by major advisor) (4 units)
TOTAL REQUIRED: 33
Approved by major advisor
Students must register for seminar PHSC 596e each semester. Although only two units of seminar count toward the MS degree study plan, students must attend and participate in seminar each semester they are enrolled.
Thesis Defense: The student is expected to present and defend the first three chapters before preceding to data collection analyses etc. All five chapters will be orally defended as part of the final exam. A written thesis is required. After submission of the thesis, the student must defend it during an oral examination. Preparation of the written thesis follows the Graduate College rules, (Student's Manual for Theses and Dissertations which is available on the Graduate College website:
https://arizona.app.box.com/v/grad-gsas-thesisformat Note: The Health and Pharm Outcomes Track only accepts the traditional MS thesis format (i.e., the paper option is not acceptable for the MS).
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.