The Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) houses two graduate programs within the School of Pharmacy.
Watch this two-minute video to learn how professors in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) are equipping students with the knowledge and skills they will need to think critically and apply lessons learned in the classroom to help solve real-world challenges.
PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
The widespread use of medications in society has created a demand for individuals skilled in the evaluation of pharmaceutical services and interventions. The PhD in PHSR program trains strong researchers in a variety of important areas, including comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research, pharmaceutical policy, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmacoepidemiology. The program provides graduates with the theory, practical experience, and decision-making skills they will need to address a wide range of pharmacy related problems.
MS in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Adapted from the top-tier PhD in PHSR program, the MS in PHSR is geared towards experienced professionals. Core courses are identical to those in the PhD in PHSR program, and are taken alongside doctoral students. While the doctoral students go on to take additional courses, students in the MS in PHSR program can complete their courses in as little as two years.