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Pharmacy Administration, Master of Science

Pharmacy Administration and Public Health

Overview

St. John’s University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences offers a Master of Science degree in Pharmacy Administration. Our program provides students with the theoretical knowledge and research skills required to advance pharmacy administration scholarship that is practice focused, patient-centered, and outcomes-oriented. The Pharmacy Administration graduate program is committed to a student-centered inclusive pedagogical model that supports student success, personal, and professional development. Our graduates are equipped with the tools to become leaders in their respective fields who work effectively in interprofessional collaborative environments. The faculty is committed to academic excellence, scholarship, and service to our community. The University’s location, experienced faculty, diverse graduate student body and, a wide variety of course offerings, adds to the educational and research experience students receive in the program.

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Department Contact

For other details about the program or admission requirements please contact

Jagannath Muzumdar, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Pharmacy Administration and Public Health
[email protected]

Office Hours

Mon. - Thurs., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Fri., 8:30 a.m.– 3 p.m.

What Sets Us Apart

Well-designed, continuously evolving curriculum

A curriculum that encompasses all major areas in pharmacy administration.

We prioritize student success

Upon graduating, students have been successful in different areas within the pharmaceutical industry, academia, government and healthcare organizations, and consulting firms. Many of our graduates have been accepted into Ph.D. programs at other universities across the country.

Amazing location

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is located in New York City.

New York City metropolitan area is a prominent hub of healthcare consulting and pharmaceutical industries, which provides students with abundant job opportunities.

Courses

Consistent with the mission of the department of Pharmacy Administration and Public Health, the College, and St. John’s University, the Master’s degree in Pharmacy Administration is designed to provide students with specialized training in the concentrated areas of:

We are proud to be one of the few and eminent graduate programs in the Colleges of Pharmacy across the United States that offers a specialization in Pharmaceutical Marketing.

The specialized track in pharmaceutical marketing of our program is designed to train students to be better prepared to address issues pertinent to the future of pharmaceutical marketing and patient-centered care. Students are expected to complete course work in the areas of consumer behavior, pharmaceutical marketing research, and pharmaceutical marketing promotion, and work with faculty to conduct research in these areas. The track provides students with the understanding of theoretical concepts and applied techniques of marketing that are used for the efficient delivery of pharmaceutical products and services. Courses offered in this track provide students with knowledge and skills to examine the current pharmaceutical marketing environment from both academic and industry perspective. 
 
Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Changing disease patterns, the increasing aging population, increases in medication usage, tough economic times, and the rapid growth of healthcare expenditures has led to an increased interest in the economic evaluation of health care interventions and programs, especially pharmaceutical products and related services. Assessing the effectiveness of any new healthcare intervention, including medications, with respect to its added cost, is paramount in determining the role of the new intervention in clinical practice. Pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research, have become part of the background and expertise of many graduates trained in the program of pharmacy administration. Results of the research in this area are used by clinicians, third-party payers, firms in pharmaceutical industry, and government organizations to make informed, cost-effective and quality-conscious treatment decisions. Responding to these changes, our program within the specialized area of pharmaceutical marketing, also trains students in the area of Outcomes Research and Pharmacoeconomics.
 
Courses in Pharmaceutical Marketing
(includes Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research)

Required

PAS 282:  Healthcare System and Health Policy
PAS 285:  Essential of Healthcare Marketing 
PAS 212:  Pharmaceutical Promotion
PAS 286:  Research Methods in Health Science
PAS 215: Foundations of Regulatory Affairs 

Electives

PAS 214:  Management in Healthcare
PAS 216:  Consumer Behavior
PAS 217: Retail Pharmacy Management 
PAS 219:  Health Outcomes Assessment 
PAS 220:  Global Pharmaceutical Marketing 
PAS 252:  Biostatistics
PAS 278: Pharmaceutical Pricing Concepts and Research
PAS 279:  Patient Reported Outcomes Measures
PAS 280:  Introduction to Epidemiology
PAS 281:  Economic Evaluation of Health Programs
PAS 282:  Health Care Systems and Health Policy
PAS 283:  Health Care Finance and Reimbursement
PAS 301:  Social and Behavioral Health
PAS 302:  Healthcare Data Analysis and Management
The Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance Program provides comprehensive knowledge 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 may become available in the future.
 
Courses in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance
 
PAS 215: Foundations of Regulatory Affairs 
PAS 260: Basic Concepts of Drug Development 
PAS 261: Foundations of GXP
PAS 262: Regulatory Submissions and the Drug Approval Process 
PAS 263: Generic Drug Regulation
PAS 264: Advanced Food and Drug Law Regulation
PAS 265: Scientific Inquiry: Regulation and Ethical Challenges PAS 267: Post Approval Affairs
PAS 268: Good Manufacturing Practices PAS 269: Good Laboratory Practices 
PAS 272: Process Validation
PAS 275: Good Clinical Practices
PAS 276: International Drug Regulatory Affairs PAS 277: Product Labeling
 
For more information on the courses offered for the Pharmacy Administration, Master of Science, please see the Graduate Bulletin (PDF)
Two options are offered in the Master of Science degree in Pharmacy Administration 
 
Plan A (research, thesis)
Requires 24 semester hours of course work (exclusive of prerequisites) and a thesis project for which a minimum of six semester hours of credit are required. Students that are accepted under the thesis option are permitted to take more than 24 semester hours of course work subject to approval of their mentor. The thesis option trains students in conducting original research in any one of the areas of pharmacy administration and write manuscripts for publication by graduation. (This option is not available for Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance)
 
Plan B (non-research)
Requires additional course work in lieu of the thesis (a total of 33 semester hours of course work, exclusive of prerequisites).  Students in Plan B are required to take a final comprehensive exam for graduation.
 
Degree Requirements
 
Residency*One Year
Time Limit on CreditFive Years
Minimum Credit in Semester Hours: Thesis Option30 (24 Course work; 6 Thesis Research) 
Minimum Credit in Semester Hours: Non-Thesis Option33 (Course work)
Comprehensive Examination**Required
Graduate Record ExaminationRequired
 
*Residency for the Master of Science degree requires completing six credits per semester for two consecutive semesters.
** Comprehensive Examination is for Plan B degree option only.

Currently not accepting applications for the RA/QA track.

Admission

All applicants must meet current admission criteria, and submit the appropriate documentation, to be considered for the Pharmacy Administration Master of Science degree program. 

  • Graduate admission application – submit a completed graduate admission application directly to the Office of Graduate Admission.
  • Bachelor’s Degree – evidence of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Official transcripts are required from each institution attended.
  • Minimum GPA – applicants need to have and undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – applicants must earn satisfactory GRE, General Exam scores and supply official GRE scores directly from ETS to the Office of Graduate Admission.  The school official testing code is 2799.
  • Letters of Recommendation – include two letters of recommendation from college/university faculty or a previous or current employer. Reference letters should address the qualities that make the applicant a strong candidate for the Pharmacy Administration, Master of Science degree program and additional relevant information. 
  • Statement of Goals – submit a clear personal statement in support of the application. 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or International English Language Testing System (IETLS).  
  • World Education Services WES evaluation.
Prospective international students should visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website for more information, or contact the office directly at 718-990-6083.