Gain the theory, practical experience, and decision-making skills needed to improve prescription drug use and health among diverse populations through the MS in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Adapted from the top-tier PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) program currently available at the School of Pharmacy, the MS in PHSR is geared towards experienced professionals.

Students in the MS in PHSR program can complete their courses in as little as two years. With the approval of the graduate program director and the student's curriculum committee, some courses may be waived for the PhD in PHSR program should a student in the MS in PHSR program later decide to pursue the advanced degree.

Research and Innovation in the Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research

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Through a series of seven courses, students in the MS in PHSR will be introduced to four key research areas:

  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmaceutical Policy
  • Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to serve as knowledgeable consultants to the public and private sectors of the health care and pharmacy/pharmaceutical communities and interact with members of other health, social, and administrative disciplines.