Pharmaceutical Sciences - Health Outcomes Research and Policy Option - MS (Non-thesis)
Pharmaceutical Sciences Non-Thesis Masters Degree Program – Health Outcomes Research and Policy Option
A. Program Administration
After the student is admitted to the non-thesis Masters Program, the student will be assigned to the Graduate Program Officer (GPO) as his/her temporary advisor. By the end of the second semester in the non-thesis MS program, the student must select a faculty member, who will serve as the research advisor for the student. The advisor selection process will be the same with PhD and thesis-option MS programs. The student will work with the research advisor to formulate an advisory committee. This advisory committee will consist of no fewer than three HORP faculty members. This committee will assist the research advisor in the selection of coursework and in oversight of the student’s overall progress. In addition, the committee will assist the research advisor in evaluating the student’s performance in the non-thesis research course (HORP 7980). Because of the demands of this program, students will not be permitted to engage in outside employment while enrolled in the program.
B. Program Curriculum
1. Curricular Overview
The required courses of this curriculum are aligned with the three core competencies of the graduate program: Scientific Communications, Data Analyses and Interpretation, and Experimental Design. The Scientific Communications requirement (3 credits) is to be fulfilled by HORP 7950 (1 credit per semester). The Data Analyses and Interpretation requirement (3 credits) is to be fulfilled by ERMA 7300 or STAT 7000 (3 credits). The Experimental Design requirement (3 credits) is to be fulfilled by HORP 7980 (1-3 credits per semester, student must take a minimum of 4 to satisfy the degree requirement).
|STAT 6110||Sas Programming and Applications||3|
|HORP 7510||Health Services Delivery and Evaluation||3|
|HORP 7520||Social and Behavioral Theory in Health||3|
|HORP 7530||Pharmaceutical Economics, Outcomes, and Policy||3|
|HORP 7540||Pharmacoepidemiology: Methods and Applications||3|
|HORP 7820||Research Methods and Design Health Science I||2|
|HORP 7950||Seminar 1||3|
|HORP 7980||Non-Thesis Research 2||4|
|Core Data Analysis Requirement 3||3|
|Restricted Advisor Approved Electives 4||3|
Students must take HORP 7950 each fall and spring semester. A total of at least 3 credit hours is required.
Students may take 1-3 credit hours of HORP 7980 per semester. Students must take a total of 4 credit hours of HORP 7980.
STAT 7000 or ERMA 7300 must be taken to fulfill 3 credit hour core data analysis requirement.
At least 3 credit hours of restricted advisor approved electives are required.