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MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences – Health and Pharm Outcomes

The goal of the Pharmaceutical Sciences – Health and Pharm Outcomes at University of Arizona provides rigorous scientific training similar to that taking place in the Ph.D. track but with different academic requirements and less extensive research training. The average time to graduation is less than three years.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

The growth in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical sectors has created a demand for well-trained scientists who provide technical expertise that evaluates medication therapy and pharmacy services in the context of its benefits, risks, and costs.

Many M.S. graduates of Pharmaceutical Sciences – Health and Pharm Outcomes at University of Arizona pursue pharmaceutical industry or managed care careers, which involve activities such as working at the project development, design, and management level, assisting in product development, and marketing. The M.S. degree is required for admission to the Ph.D. program.

Department

The College of Pharmacy offers a graduate program leading to a Doctor of Philosophy and/or a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Over twenty faculty participate in the program.

Faculty research interests are in various areas of:

  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Health Pharm Outcomes Research
  • Pharmaceutics

Courses include:

  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Health Services Research Methods
  • Basic Principles of Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics in Public Health
  • Biostatistics for Research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016