Pharmacy Administration Program Requirements & Standards

The mission of the graduate program in pharmacy administration is to educate you to become a competent and innovative researcher, educator, administrator, and leader in health care services, health economics, and administrative sciences. This training guides you toward a stimulating and successful career with significant contributions to improved health services nationally and internationally.

The master's program supports this mission through the discovery, application, and dissemination of knowledge related to drug use and the health care process for all health professionals and to the public. A theoretical model of the health researcher is that the researcher is the facilitator between mankind and health. The overall departmental goal is to continually improve pharmaceutical and health care services for the public through teaching, research, and service.

Prerequisites for Admission

To be eligible for admission to any graduate program, you must hold at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/first-professional degree program at USciences and be fluent in both spoken and written English. In addition, the following courses or course equivalents are recommended, but not required, prior to admission to the pharmacy administration program:

  • CS101: Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • EC101: Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • EC201: Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)

The pharmacy administration program advocates the following goals and areas of responsibility as essential components of its mission:

  1. Provide high quality education to graduate and postgraduate students
  2. Develop in students a high level of knowledge, research competence, a sense of inquisitiveness, and skills of analysis
  3. Promote and contribute measurably to the advancement of health services research and pharmaceutical care through the conduct and publication of research
  4. Provide resources to improve the educational process and scholarly skills of students and faculty
  5. Enhance the cost-effectiveness of health care and pharmaceutical services for the benefit of society
  6. Motivate students for lifelong learning and continuing self-improvement in fulfilling personal and professional responsibilities
  7. Improve the competency of pharmacy and other health care practitioners, researchers, and administrators through continuing education programs
  8. Contribute significantly to the success of the University through participation in its activities
  9. Actively participate in professional, scientific, and academic societies
  10. Integrate service, education, and research activities with affiliated institutions and global organizations
  11. Support clinical, social, economic, and administrative activities and advancements that meet the highest standards

MS Non-Thesis

You may earn your master's of science degree upon the completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit.

Suggested Prerequisites

The following course equivalents are recommended, but not required, prior to admission to the program.

  • CS101 Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • EC101 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • EC201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • PA316 Accounting theory (3 credits)