MS in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

Applications for the MS in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) program are due April 1 for admission to the upcoming fall semester. Applications are only accepted for the fall semester.

Apply to the MS in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Applicants to the MS in PHSR program should possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants without a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSPharm) or a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) will be considered, as students can be successful in the program without previous pharmacy education and/or experience.

All applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission:

  • An official transcript from any undergraduate and graduate schools attended, mailed to the Graduate School at:

    Graduate School
    University of Maryland, Baltimore
    620 West Lexington Street, 5th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21201
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (mailed directly to the Graduate School). Please use code 5848 for the Graduate School.
  • Essay describing your academic goals and research interests submitted electronically to phsr-MS@rx.umaryland.edu. Students should indicate on their essay a track or specialization of interest from the list below:
    • Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Research that compares different health care and treatment approaches to help patients and providers make more informed decisions.
    • Pharmaceutical Policy: Local, state, and national policies governing the development, provision, and use of medications within a health care system.
    • Pharmacoeconomics: Trade-offs in health outcomes and costs associated with the use of therapies, devices, and adherence programs.
    • Pharmacoepidemiology: Prevalence and use of pharmaceuticals in large populations as well as the health outcomes associated with medication utilization.

    Faculty research interests can be found here.
  • International Students Only: TOEFL or IELTS scores, minimum 550 for pbt (paper-based TOEFL), or 80 for ibt (internet-based TOEFL). The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7. Results should be sent to the Graduate School using code 5848 for the Graduate School.
  • Application for admission can be found online. Click here to apply. Application Fee of $75 must be paid with a credit card during the online application process.

For More Information:

All applicants must satisfy the general requirements of the Graduate School before consideration for admission to the program. For more information about the Graduate School Admission criteria, visit the website.