The Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy program is designed for pharmacists (in the US and abroad) who have earned a BS, an MS, or a PharmD and are seeking to update their professional knowledge and skills. The program enables graduates to effectively provide patient-centered pharmacy care and expand their careers. The Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy program is a flexible 33 credit hour program that can be completed remotely from your home anywhere in the world.
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The Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy program is open to pharmacists who meet one of the following requirements:
- The applicant completed a bachelor degree (or equivalent, including MPharm) in pharmacy and from any Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP).
- The applicant completed a bachelor degree (or equivalent, including MPharm) in pharmacy from locally-approved / accredited college or university program outside of the United States.
- The applicant completed a PharmD degree from an ACPE or CCAPP-accredited program or other international PharmD program.
Is the M.S. Clinical Pharmacy Program right for you?
Our program is an excellent post-graduate option if you are a pharmacist with a BS in Pharmacy, MS or Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and are:
- Looking to advance your career in a clinical pharmacy practice setting; i.e. health system pharmacy, ambulatory or acute care pharmacy.
- Seeking formal training in the latest clinical pharmacy practice guidelines in pharmacotherapy and health systems pharmacy.
- Interested in a flexible, interactive, online, graduate degree program.
- Completion of the Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy does not meet requirements for U.S. pharmacist licensure.
- Recent PharmD graduates from ACPE or CCAPP-accredited programs should closely review the Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy curriculum as it encompasses the didactic curriculum of our current ACPE-accredited PharmD degree.
- The Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy includes a variety of professional and academic coursework in theoretical and applied clinical pharmacy. It does not include Introductory or Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (rotations). Students seeking these experiences should consider our PharmD pathways.
Visit the the M.S. Clinical Pharmacy Admission Information page to learn how to apply.
The Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy program requires the completion of 33 semester credit hours of online coursework. The program is designed to provide students with the fundamentals to succeed in any clinical pharmacy setting and includes coursework in pharmacy practice, applied clinical pharmacy practice, pharmacotherapy and healthcare systems. In addition to the didactic coursework, there are two practice-based, longitudinal portfolios on drug information and professional skills and a capstone thesis project.
|Required Courses - Must complete all 18.5 credit hours|
|PRDM 7150||Medical Terminology and Lab Interpretation||0.5|
|PRDM 7413||Masters Drug Information Portfolio||0.5|
|PRDM 7440||Evidence-Based Medicine & Literature Eval||3|
|PRDM 7490||Healthcare Informatics||1|
|PRDM 7561||Instructional Methods/Research||1.5|
|PRDM 7621||Interprofessional Leadership & Development I||0.5|
|PRDM 7622||Interprofessional Leadership & Development II||0.5|
|PRDM 7700||Clinical Skills Foundation||2|
|PRDM 7800||Clinical Reasoning & Decision Making||2|
|PRDM 7851||Clinical Capstone||3.5|
|PRDM 7913||Professional Skills Portfolio||0.5|
|PRDM 8001||MS Clin Pharm Capstone Thesis Foundations||0.5|
|PRDM 8002||MS Clin Pharm Capstone Thesis Project||2.5|
|REQUIRED‐CHOICE COURSES (Pharmacotherapy) – At Least 8 Credit Hours of the Courses Below.|
|PRDM 7710||Pharmacotherapy I – CV/Renal||2.5|
|PRDM 7720||Pharmacotherapy II – GI/Nutrition||2.5|
|PRDM 7730||Pharmacotherapy III Infectious Diseases||2|
|PRDM 7741||Pharmacotherapy IV-Oncology||2|
|PRDM 7750||Pharmaco V- Geriatrics/Neurology/Psychiatry||3|
|PRDM 7760||PharmacoVI- Pulm/Hematology/Gynecology/Endo||3|
|REQUIRED‐CHOICE COURSES (Healthcare Systems) – At Least 2 Credit Hours of the Courses Below.|
|PRDM 7601||Public Health||1|
|PRDM 7602||U.S. Based Health Economics||1|
|PRDM 7470||U.S. Pharmacy Leadership & Management||2|
|PRDM 7492||Healthcare Informatics II||1|
|ELECTIVE COURSES – At Least 5 Credit Hours of the Courses Below.|
|PRDM 7742||Pharmacotherapy IV-II Bone & Connective Tissue||0.5|
|PRDM 7323||Pharmacotherapy – Critical Care||1|
|PRDM 7331||Pharmacotherapy – Pediatrics||1|
|PRDM 7745||Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy||1|
|PRDM 7495||Innovation Entrepreneurship||1|
|PRDM 7775||Integrated Health and Medicine||1|