Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Master of Science in Pharmacy, focusing on Pharmacoeconomics (INTL), is designed specifically for international resident students. The M.S. in Pharmacoeconomics is delivered through the university’s College of Pharmacy, and administered under the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. This course of study is designed to provide working professionals with the ability to critique, apply, and conduct applied pharmacoeconomic research to improve clinical decision making.

The M.S. in Pharmacoeconomics (INTL) program’s core curriculum consists of ten courses, or 30 credits, and takes approximately 22 months to complete. There is one foundational course that serves as an introduction to pharmaceutical microeconomics. There is a core of five courses that serves as the bulk of this program’s curriculum. The classes within this core discuss the topics of Ethics in Drug Production, Distribution, and Use, Commercial Applications of Pharmacoeconomic Principles, Pharmaceutical Microeconomics, Pharmaceutical Health Economics, and Pharmacoeconomic Modeling. In addition, there is a seminar and a handful of elective courses that students can select based on their personal interests and professional goals.

Through this thorough and diverse curriculum, international students may learn how to apply economic principles in order to understand and describe the use of pharmaceutical services and medication. Using the principles honed through the coursework, graduates of this program may successfully be able to participate in a team to design and evaluate interventions to improve economic, clinical, and humanistic outcomes within the health system.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    To be considered for admission to the International Program, applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in any academic discipline with a 3.0 or better GPA in upper division coursework and suitable GRE and TOEFL scores.

    Restrictions

    Regionally-proctored comprehensive final exam.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.

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