Pharmacy Administration, Master of Science
What is Pharmacy Administration?
Pharmacy Administration is multidisciplinary field which applies principles and theories from epidemiology, education, economics, mass communication, psychology, sociology, and management sciences to address health care problems at both the individual patient and population level. You do not need a degree in pharmacy to pursue MS degree in Pharmacy Administration.
Why pursue a degree in Pharmacy Administration?
Changes in population demographics, increased reliance on pharmaceutical products and services, healthcare policy reforms, changing roles of informed consumers in the treatment process, and cost containment pressures in current economic times are influencing the health care system. These changes have created a need for researchers who can study the psychosocial, political, legal, marketing, and economic factors that influence the appropriate and efficient use of pharmaceuticals and diverse health care services.
Individuals with talent and advanced training in pharmaceutical marketing, consumer behavior, regulatory affairs, health care management, pharmacoeconomics, health economics and outcomes research, and pharmacoepidemiology are actively sought by academia and the healthcare industry.
Why Pharmacy Administration at St. John’ University?
The Department of Pharmacy Administration is housed within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University (STJ) a Catholic, Vincentian, Metropolitan and Global University on a Mission to Ensure Student Success. STJ is located in Queens, which is the most diverse borough of New York City.
Our program mission is to provide our students with the theoretical knowledge and research skills in Pharmacy Administration, required to advance scholarship that is practice focused, patient-centered, and outcomes-oriented. Our program is committed to academic excellence, scholarship, and service to our community.
Our University location, competent and established faculty, diversity in our graduate student body and, a wide variety of courses, adds to the educational and research experience students receive in our department.
Dr. Wenchen Wu, R.Ph., MBA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Administration
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Administration and Public Health
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
St. Albert Hall, Room 167
Mon. - Thurs., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- 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.
Career and Education opportunities
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is located in New York City, a hub of healthcare consulting and pharmaceutical industries which provides students with abundant job opportunities. 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 in other universities across the country.