Sep 25, 2022  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Pharmacy Administration, M.S.


(With Concurrent Residency)

Admissions

The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy is a cooperative program with a concurrent residency in Hospital Pharmacy Adminstration with one to six Texas Medical Center Institutions.  Requirements for acceptance include a pharmacy degree and eligibility for Texas State Licensure by the first of September for the residency portion.  An on-site interview will be required.

Requirements for the M.S. program include a bachelor’s or a professional degree in Pharmacy.

Application

All applicants must submit a graduate application for admission, two copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work, at least three letters of recommendation, their scores on the general aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and a complete resume or curriculum vitae.

Admissions inquiries for the degree programs in Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy should be addressed to:

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Graduate Academic Advisor, Christen Gould
University of Houston
College of Pharmacy
1411 Moursund Street
Houston, Texas 77030
(832) 842-8327
email:  phop@uh.edu
cmgould@uh.edu

General Admissions Requirements

To be admitted unconditionally, students must submit satisfactory scores on the general aptitude portion (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and have a minimum 3.0 (A=4.0) grade point average on all graduate and undergraduate coursework attempted, beginning with the semester in which the student took the first of the 60 most recently earned semester hours.  GRE scores are evaluated as one information source in the total graduate application.  Applicants may be asked to take placement examinations given by the department in order to determine eligibility for admission or to indicate deficiencies in undergraduate course work.  For additional specific admission requirements, applicants should contact the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research.

Program Course Work Plan

Fall I  (10 Credits)

  I          (3 Credits)
                        (3 Credits)
                                               (1 Credit)
                                                      (3 Credits)

Spring I (10 Credits)

        (3 Credits)
    (3 Credits)
                                                       (3 Credits)
                                                (1 Credit)

Summer I (6 Credits)

           (3 Credits)

Choice of Elective:

Fall II (7 Credits)
MS Project                                                                                    (3 Credits)
HADM 5232 - Financial Mgmt of Healthcare Orgs                       (3 Credits)

                                                (1 Credit)

Spring II (4 Credits)
MS Project                                                                                    (3 Credits)

                                                (1 Credit)

Program:

Fall I                       10 Credits
Spring I                  10 Credits

Summer I               6-9 Credits

Fall II                      4-9 Credits
Spring II                 4 Credits
Total:                     38-40 Credits

Graduate Research

Students may develop research programs in the areas of pharmaceutical management, pharmaceutical marketing, behavioral pharmacy, health outcomes, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, health policy, or managed care.

Pharmacy Administration

The concurrent M.S./Residency program is designed to prepare pharmacists with the knowledge and skills to assume positions of leadership in health care.  The 24-month program offers unique learning, teaching, and collaboration opportunities to complete an M.S. in Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy with a focus on Pharmacy Leadership from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and concurrently complete PGY1/PGY2 residency training from six leading Texas Medical Center institutions:

  • Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Harris Health System
  • Memorial Hermann Health Care System
  • The Methodist Hospital
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
  • Texas Children’s Hospital

 

Mission and Vision

Mission:

To develop contemporary pharmacy leaders to be change agents for the future of healthcare utilizing the vast experiential and academic resources available in the Texas medical Center and the greater Houston area.

Vision:

We will be the premier training program for future health-system pharmacy leaders using a seamless partnership between academia and experiential training.

 

Admissions inquiries for the degree programs in Pharmacy Administration should be addressed to:

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Graduate Academic Advisor, Christen Gould
University of Houston
College of Pharmacy
1411 Moursund Street
Houston, Texas 77030
(832) 842-8327
email:  phop@uh.edu