Pharm.D./M.S. in Pharmacy Administration
The combined Pharm.D./M.S. in Pharmacy Administration program is designed for highly motivated and qualified students who are seeking a career in Pharmaceutical Administration and Management. Students will be trained on a year-round basis to complete the requirements of both the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Master of Science degree programs.
The combined program is intended for students currently enrolled in the Pharm.D. program or who have potential future interest to enroll in the Pharm.D. program and will allow such students an opportunity to complete both degree requirements in a shorter duration of time. This is an integrated program; students may satisfy curriculum requirements for both degree programs concurrently.
Due to the additional academic and/or research commitment required of students in the college's Combined Programs, the college ENCOURAGES, but does not require, applicants to have successfully completed at least one semester of the Pharm.D. curriculum before being considered for admission into the Pharm.D./M.S. combined program.
This program is intended to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy degree to develop leaders in Pharmacy Administration with a philosophy based on excellence in clinical practice knowledge and managerial skills.
The mission of this program is to advance research and development in the field of pharmacy administration to enhance the safe and effective delivery of pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical care.
Graduates will be expected to:
1. Provide vision in respect to the pharmacist's professional role in the society and the health care system and provide leadership necessary to move his/her organization forward toward that vision,
2. Create excellence in drug use management systems within his/her practice setting and to document and communicate the effects of drug use management,
3. Be effective in recruiting, motivating, and managing pharmacists and/or pharmacy technicians to improve patient outcomes,
4. Provide effective oversight of a pharmacy operation with the use of appropriate skills in planning, management, and delegation, and
5. Have a breadth of knowledge that allows comprehension in areas of pharmacy administration such as health policy, health and pharmaco-economics, pharmaco-epidemiology, outcomes research, and disease management
- Combined program that saves time
- Must have a Bachelor or equivalent degree to apply
- Non Thesis based program
- Must be enrolled at the University of Houston PharmD program.
- Evening courses
- Yearly enrollment on a competitive basis
- Financial assistance for qualified applicants based on availability
- Collaboration with Texas Medical Center health care institutions