Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP) Track of Pharmaceutical Sciences Programs - M.S.
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Contact Information

Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP) Track of Pharmaceutical Sciences Programs - M.S.
4301 W. Markham St, slot 522
Little Rock
Arkansas
72205
United States
Arkansas
  • Name: Mariel Garcia
    Title: Director of Admissions
    Office: UAMS Graduate School, 4301 W Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205
    Phone (Work): 501.686.5456
    Email: GraduateAdmissions@uams.edu
  • Name: Kourtney Hinkson
    Title: Education Coordinator
    Office: Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy
    Phone (Work): 501-683-6393
Yes

Program Application Deadline

January 15, 2022
No
$0
All application material should be received by January 15th of each calendar year. Students are admitted to begin course work with the fall semester. Top tier candidates will be invited to a phone or on-site interview shortly after January 15th. Exceptional applicants that would be competitive for national scholarships and awards are encouraged to apply for early admission and should submit a complete application by December 15.
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Program Description

PEP works closely with state, national, and international leaders to help guide policy evaluation and development and to conduct rigorous original research evaluating pharmaceutical and pharmacy services. Our program utilizes an applied approach where graduate trainees gain strong analytic skills that have applications in Pharmacoeconomics, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Epidemiology, Patient Reported Outcomes and Health Policy Analysis. Graduates of the PEP program have successfully pursued careers in industry based Health Economics and Outcomes (HEOR) positions where persons communicate value propositions for pharmaceutical based technologies as well as careers in academia, health payers, managed care organizations and in government. The PEP program shares some curricular competencies with other graduate programs in Pharmacy Administration, Social and Administrative Sciences, Pharmacy Care Administration, Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy and Pharmaceutical Health Services Research with an emphasis on evaluating pharmaceutical effectiveness, value and safety.
Yes

Institution Information

Public
Yes
Fall
Yes

Degree Requirements

30
Not Required
Required
Not Required
Not Required
Required
Students must complete the core curriculum requirements for the PEP-Track including core didactic courses, 3 semesters of seminar (1 credit hour each), plus at least 6 credit hours of thesis research. The minimum credit hours to obtain an M.S. is 30 hours, however, depending on background and student goals more course work is often required based on advisement with your mentor.
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Degree Information

On Campus
Biometrics/Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Informatics, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacy Policy, Public Health
Real World Evidence Generation, Pharmacoepidemiology, Patient Reported Outcomes, Health Economics and Outcomes Research
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Program Statistics

Yes
0
Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
Yes
Last academic year-graduates job placement:
1
3
Yes

GRE and Other Tests

Yes
Required
5 years
TOEFL
Yes

Letters of Recommendation

Yes
3
Three recommendation forms and three optional letters of recommendation: The standard recommendation form should be completed by persons whom can evaluate your scholarly potential, professional relationships and work habits, and aptitude for study in this area. The persons completing the form are welcome to include an optional letter of recommendation. The completed forms and optional letters should be sent directly by email to: GraduateAdmissions@uams.edu
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Other Admission Requirements

2.85
Applicants should also include

1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2. Statement of Purpose which must clearly and concisely articulate the candidate’s experiences, rationale and motivation, and career goals for studying Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy. If you are self funding your tuition and living expenses, please indicate that clearly in the statement of purpose. All applicants will automatically be considered for funding. However, we can accept qualified applicants that are able to self finance all their educational expenses to study in the PEP program that meet our minimum standards but do not qualify for funding.

3. Optional: Copies or reprints of any relevant published abstracts, manuscripts, or other scholarly works.
Yes

Financial Support

50
Other
M.S. students are not offered graduate research assistantships upon admission to the program and students accepted into the program should arrange to have the financial resources to self finance tuition, fees and personal living expenses for the entire duration of their training. Occasionally M.S. students will be offered positions as research assistants at a competitive hourly rate to assist faculty in funded research effort during their studies.
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

We are not a participating PharmGrad program
We are not a participating PharmGrad program
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