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Pharmaceutical Sciences (PHD) - Health and Pharm Outcomes 
Program Description

Health and Pharm Outcomes Track

The objective of the Ph.D. track in Health and Pharm Outcomes is to impart advanced scientific knowledge relevant to the field of study and to provide training opportunities in conducting state-of-the-art approaches in research.  Successful candidates will meet the requirements for a career as an independent researcher in academia, industry, or government. 

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Pharmaceutical Sciences -

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. 

Faculty research interests are in various areas of:

(1) Drug Discovery and Development

(2) Health Pharm Outcomes Research

(3) Pharmaceutics

College of Pharmacy  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Sonya M Flores-Basurto
Graduate Program Coordinator
Sonya M Flores-Basurto
Director of Graduate Studies
Nathan J Cherrington
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

GPA 3.0 or higher
TOEFL 550 paper based or 79 intenet based (international students)
GRE is required, but no minimum requirement
3 letters of recommendation
Statement of purpose
Official Transcripts
Bachelor's degree in pharmacy, chemistry, or the biological sciences or Pharm.D. degree and adequate preparation in mathematics is a prerequisite to admission.

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE
Required GRE Subject tests: None
Recommended tests: GRE
Recommended GRE Subject tests: None
Minimum GRE Verbal: 513
Minimum GRE Quantitative: 679
Minumum GRE Written: 4.5
Minimum GMAT: N/A
Minimum MAT: N/A
Minimum TOEFL:79
Minimum IELTS: 7

Financial Aid

Research Assistantships available on a competative basis
Graduate Registration and Tuition Scholarships available on a competitive basis

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: December 1 (every other year - Fall 2019)

International Applicants:

  • Fall: December 1 (every other year - Fall 2019)
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Health and Pharm Outcomes Ph.D. Coursework

For Ph.D. students, the major advisor and dissertation committee will help the student plan an educational program in which coursework is completed as quickly as possible.  Because of individual interests or conflicts in scheduling, the guidelines below present a recommended sequence of coursework.  Some courses may not be offered every year.  Consequently, in the absence of prerequisites, the student should enroll in courses when available to prevent delays in completing studies. After taking 33 units of core-coursework, students will begin preparation towards PhD candidacy with the completion of either an MS Thesis or Qualifying Exam.


PHSC 513              Health Technology Assessment (3 units)

PHSC XXX              Pharmacoepidemiology (3 units)      

PHSC 543              Health Services Research Methods (3 units)

PPMH 617              Advanced Health Policy Analysis or equivalent PHPM 507/574  (3 units)

EPID 573a             Basic Principles of Epidemiology (3 units)

BIOS 576a             Biostatistics in Public Health (3 units)

BIOS 576b             Biostatistics for Research (3 units)

PHSC 621a            Applied Health Technology Assessment or Elective (4 units)

PHSC 612              Patient-Reported Health Outcomes (3 units)

PHSC 611              Pharmaceutical Education Research (3 units)

PHSC XXX            Healthcare Data Analysis (3 units)

PHSC 596e            Student Seminar (1 credit/semester for a total of 4 units)

PHSC 699              Independent Study (6 units)

PHSC 920              Dissertation (18 units)

MINOR  and Electives (18 units)



Minor Requirements
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Last revised 31 Aug 2017