Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Master of Science in Pharmacy, focusing on Institutional Pharmacy Leadership, is delivered through the university’s College of Pharmacy, and administered under the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. Additionally, this course of study is the result of a partnership between the University of Florida and the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists. This program’s distance learning delivery was designed with working professionals in mind.

The M.S. in Institutional Pharmacy Leadership program’s core curriculum consists of 30 credits, and takes approximately 22 months to complete. In order for students to participate in this course of study, students must be accepted to both this program and the UF online M.S. in Pharmacy program. Nine of the credits relate directly to the Leadership focus, and the remaining 21 credits are relevant to the general pharmacy program. Throughout their course of study, students work with faculty advisors to create a tailored plan of study that focuses on their particular areas of interest and professional goals. Some areas of specialization that student study through this program include pharmaceutical economics, drug regulatory affairs, pharmacy regulation and policy, medication safety and risk management, and clinical research regulation.

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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


    Three weekend seminars and one final comprehensive exam in Gainesville, FL.

    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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