Pharmacy Administration, Master of Science

30-36 Credits
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Queens Campus

Overview

Students studying for the master’s in pharmacy administration may specialize  in Pharmaceutical Marketing and  Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance.

The pharmaceutical marketing specialization is designed for medical sales representatives and others interested in marketing pharmaceuticals. Areas of study include pharmaceutical sales and marketing, drug regulatory affairs and standards, administrative principles, and merchandising and management in the institutional setting. Students in this program may use electives to satisfy pre-M.B.A. requirements. Students wishing to use this option must advise the department at the time of their acceptance.

The Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance Program provides comprehensive knowlege for Regulatory Affairs (RA) and Quality Assurance (QA) professionals seeking employment or career advancement in pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, governmental agencies, health care organizations and academia. An online option is available.

Consistent with the mission of the Pharmacy & Administrative Sciences department, the Graduate division, the College, and the University, the Master’s degree in Pharmacy Administration (MS Pharmacy Administration) prepares pharmacy researchers and administrators with the theory and practice of the profession with graduates who will be committed to the welfare of the general public, pharmaceutical industry and to ongoing personal and professional self-improvement.  The Program prepares higher-level scientists for roles in basic research and applied aspects of pharmaceutical marketing, pharmaco-economics, regulatory, and patient behavior.

Department Contact
Dr. Wenchen Wu, Chair
St. Albert Hall 163
Tel: 718-990-6640
Fax: 718-990-6316
wuw@stjohns.edu

Graduate Admission Information
Robert Medrano, Director
Office of Graduate Admission
718-990-2790
medranor@stjohns.edu

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Courses

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Additional Information

Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

The Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance program, leading to a Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration, has been designed to provide graduates with the extensive legal perspective, knowledgebase and qualifications related to drug development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution in U.S. and global markets.   

The program also offers a Online Learning format, which provides a contemporary option for the current industry professional seeking advancement, or for the graduate seeking employment into one of the pharmaceutical industry’s fastest growing careers.

Program Objectives:

Upon completion of this program the graduate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of current methods of drug discovery, pharmaceutical dosage form and design, development processes, and the FDA approval process.
  • Demonstrate understanding changing a drug's status and withdrawing products from the market.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the guidelines provided by the FDA for filing applications and the overall drug approval process.
  • Demonstrate an understanding in the relevant forms and documents required for generic applications, for FDA approval.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the laws, regulations and procedures of federal and state guidelines that affect drugs and medical devices during their development, production and distribution stages.
  • Understand the FDA guidelines, published workshops, and applicable scientific literature used for maintaining product safety, efficacy and quality.
  • Demonstrate an understanding in the difference between US and EU standards in conducting clinical trails, and how regulatory inspections are performed.
  • Discuss the need for the international drug harmonization process and its application in global drug development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical principles, and the limitations the government places on human subject research and the marketing of medical products.

For more information please contact:

Department of Pharmacy Administration and Allied Health Sciences
Dr. Wenchen Wu, Chair
St. Albert Hall Rm. 164
Tel: 718-990-6640
Fax: 718-990-6316
wuw@stjohns.edu

Office of Graduate Admission
Robert Medrano, Director
718-990-2790
medranor@stjohns.edu

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