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
GRE is required, but no minimum requirement
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 Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy, and 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)
PHSC 506 Economic Foundations for Health Sciences (3 units)
BIOS 576a Biostatistics in Public Health (3 units)
BIOS 576b Biostatistics for Research (3 units)
PHSC 621a Applied Health Technology Assessment (4 units)
PHSC 596e Student Seminar (2 units)
PHSC 910 Thesis (6 units) - Thesis Required
TOTAL REQUIRED: 33
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.