Graduate Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences

General Information


Pharmaceutical Sciences (MS) - Health and Pharm Outcomes

Program Description

Health and Pharm Outcomes Track

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.  The M.S. program 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.  Many M.S. graduates 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/Academic Unit(s)

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 the following graduate tracks (sub plans):

(1) Drug Discovery and Development

(2) Health Pharm Outcomes Research

(3) Pharmaceutics



College of Pharmacy

Campus where offered

Colorado Heights University- Main - Tucson

Tuition and Fees

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Completion Requirements
Admissions Information

Minimum Credit Units (33)

Core Coursework Requirements

Health and Pharm Outcomes M.S. Coursework

The Graduate Program track in Health and Pharm Outcomes requires at least 33 units.  At least half of the units must have letter grades assigned (i.e., A, B, C, etc.).  A 3.0 grade point average must be maintained.  Probation will result if a student's GPA falls below 3.0.

PHSC 513              Health Technology Assessment (3 units)

PHSC 543              Health Services Research Methods (3 units)

EPID 573a              Basic Principles of Epidemiology (3 units)                            

EPID 573b              Epidemiologic Methods (3 units)

BIOS 576a             Biostatistics in Public Health (3 units)

BIOS 576b             Biostatistics for Research (3 units)                      

PHSC 596e            Student Seminar (2 units)

PHSC 611              Pharmaceutical Education Research (3 units)

PHSC 910              Thesis (6 units) - Thesis Required

Electives                (Approved by major advisor) (4 units)



Additional Requirements

See required coursework

Student Handbook

Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.

Admissions Requirements

We do not accept terminal masters, all applications must be for the PhD program

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE

Funding Opportunities

The Academic Unit has not provided this information.

Funding Opportunities

Domestic & International Applicants

Fall:December 15th

International Conditional Admission

International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.

Other Information

The GRE Institution Code for The Colorado Heights University is 4832

Last revised 06 Oct 2020