The pharmacist is an integral member of an interdisciplinary health care team focused on improving health care outcomes of patients. As the leading source for accurate and timely drug information, the pharmacist contributes to patient safety, alleviation of symptoms, prevention of disease, and reduced health care costs. Pharmacists can choose to work in a wide variety of professional settings. Although the majority of pharmacists work in community pharmacies, many other opportunities exist in health-systems, industry, nursing home, managed care, home infusion, and academic settings.
The MS program is approximately 24 months divided over five or six terms (fall, spring, summer).
The combined PharmD/MS program is approximately 46 months divided into four years, with the additional year dedicated to a research-focused curriculum.
Not applicable for MS. If in joint program, any PharmD licensing requirements are required.