The students must complete the core curriculum requirements for the Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy track including core didactic courses, three (3) semesters of seminar (one credit hour each), plus at least six (6) credit hours of thesis research.
Students will typically take the following course sequence over two (2) academic years and must successfully complete and defend a thesis.
Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Track Curriculum
- PSGP 5116 — Foundations of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Research Methods (three hours)
- BIOS 5013 — Biostatistics I (three hours)
- BIOS 5212 — Biostatistics II (three hours)
- BIOM 5173 — Epidemiology I (three hours)
- PSGP 5109 — Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Seminar (one hour)
- PSGP 5121† — U.S. Health Care System (three hours)
- PHSC 3612‡ — Drug Information (two hours)
At least two of the following departmental core courses (courses to be offered every other year):
- PSGP 5118 — Applied Research Methods using Retrospective Data (three hours)
- PSGP 5119 — Pharmacoeconomics and Health Technology Assessment (three hours)
- PSGP 5122 — Applied Health Econometrics (three hours)
- PSGP 5123 — Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures (three hours)
- PSGP 6113 — Pharmacoepidemiology (three hours)
† indicates didactic course required for non U.S.-trained health care professionals
‡ indicates didactic course required for students without prior degree in any health field (pharmacy, medicine, nursing, etc.)
A curriculum for electives will be based on student interest and the direction of the major professor. For elective course descriptions, please view the Graduate School Course Catalog and the College of Public Health Course Catalog.