M.S. in Pharmacy Administration

M.S. in Pharmacy Administration


Students will develop problem-recognition and problem-solving skills in order to facilitate positive change in various pharmacy practice settings. Graduates with the M.S. in Pharmacy Administration will have knowledge and skills needed to advance to managerial and supervisory roles in health-system pharmacy, corporate- independent pharmacy practice, and other areas within the profession. Students may pursue careers or further education in:

  • Hospital pharmacy administration
  • Corporate (chain) pharmacy administration
  • Pharmacy benefits management administration
  • Academic pharmacy administration (Ph.D.)
  • Academia / teaching and research

Program Mission

The mission of the Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration degree program is to prepare students to become lifelong learners and leaders in a variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, chain and independent pharmacy practice management, consulting, business, non- profit research organizations and government/regulatory agencies. Students will demonstrate mastery of a broad didactic foundation in social and administrative pharmacy gained in advanced coursework, develop analytical and research skills through exposure to various projects and research opportunities in which their knowledge base is translated into practice, and employ skills such as statistical analysis and professional written and verbal communication. These abilities will be acquired through specific coursework, seminars and other professional and personal development opportunities offered during the course of study.

Students will develop problem-recognition and problem-solving skills in order to facilitate positive change in various pharmacy practice settings. Graduates with the M.S. in Pharmacy Administration will have knowledge and skills needed to advance to managerial and supervisory roles in health-system pharmacy, corporate- independent pharmacy practice, and other areas within the profession. Students may pursue careers or further education in:

  • Hospital pharmacy administration
  • Pharmacy benefits management administration
  • Academic pharmacy administration (Ph.D.)
  • Academia / teaching and research

Program Goals And Objectives

  1. Incorporate appropriate concepts and theories in solving social and administrative problems faced in a variety of pharmacy practice environment
  2. Conceive, design and conduct evaluation projects to address contemporary social and administrative issues faced by health care institutions, corporate chain and independent pharmacies, and the pharmaceutical industry
  3. Apply leadership skills in solving social and administrative issues faced in a variety of pharmacy practice sites and within the pharmaceutical industry
  4. Identify essential resources for life-long learning

Degree Requirements

M.S. in Pharmacy Administration

Students taking the Non-Thesis Option must complete 33 credits:
  • 24 Core credits
  • 9 Elective credits
  • pass the written comprehensive examination

Students taking the Thesis Option must complete 33 credits:

  • 24 Core credits
  • 6 Research and Thesis (PHA 060) credits (taken in 2 consecutive semesters)
  • 3 Research Methodology (PHA 050) credits

  Core courses  

PHA 010

Biostatistics    

3

PHA 604

Pharmacoeconomics

3

PHA 605

Human Resources Management

3

PHA 607

Behavioral Pharmacy

3

PHA 633

Pharmaceutical Advertising and Promotion

3

PHA 653

Seminar in Social and Administrative Sciences

3

PHA 671

Principles of Quality Management

3


  Research and Thesis courses  

PHA 060

Research and Thesis (taken in 2 consecutive semesters)

6

PHA 050

Research Methodology

3


  Elective courses  

PHA 070

Special Problems

3
PHA 601
Marketing Research and Analysis
3
PHA 615
Consumer Behavior and Contemporary Healthcare Issues
3
PHA 606 Sales Management 3
PHA 661
The American Pharmaceutical Industry
3
PHA 603 Drug Regulatory Affairs 3

*you may also choose an elective from the list of PHA courses offered in the current semester.




CONTACT

LIU Pharmacy
John M. Pezzuto, A.B., Ph.D.
Dean