MS in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

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.

Learn more about the MS in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research 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. Core courses for the MS in PHSR program 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. Those courses can also be applied to the PhD in PHSR program should a student in the MS in PHSR program later decide to pursue the advanced degree.

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.

Explore this website to learn more about the program’s research areas, curricular requirements, course descriptions, tuition and fees, and application process. If you have a specific question about the program, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage or contact the program directly.