Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP) Track of Pharmaceutical Sciences Programs - M.S.
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Institution Name University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Program Name Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy
Degree Type M.S.
Short Name U of Arkansas for Medical Sciences-133
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Address 1 4301 W. Markham St, slot 522
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City Little Rock
State Arkansas
Zip/Postal Code 72205
Country United States
Program Location: Arkansas
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What is your application deadline for the upcoming academic year? January 15, 2024
Does this program use rolling admissions?
Is your program participating in PharmGrad? No
Link to Application
Application Fee: $0
Application Deadline Description: 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.
Program Description Video:
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Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your program accepting applications for this program? Yes
Program Start Term: Fall
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Credits Required for Degree: 30
Required Rotations: Not Required
Seminars: Required
College-based Qualifying/Comprehensive Exam: Not Required
Other Qualifying Exams or Certifications: Not Required
Thesis/Dissertation: Required
Additional Information about Degree Requirements: 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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Delivery Method On Campus
Curricular Focus or Concentration:
Area(s) of Study: Biometrics/Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Informatics, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacy Policy, Public Health
Enter any additional degree information regarding your curricular focus or concentration and/or area(s) of study: Real World Evidence Generation, Pharmacoepidemiology, Patient Reported Outcomes, Health Economics and Outcomes Research
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Have you previously enrolled students in this program? Yes
Last academic year-number of accepted students for your program: 2
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Last academic year-average overall GPA of the accepted students:
Have you graduated your first class for this program? Yes
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Is the GRE required? Yes
Is a GRE Subject Test Required or Recommended? Required
Oldest GRE considered: 5 years
Verbal Reasoning: 150
Quantitative Reasoning: 150
Analytical Writing: 3.5
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Are any of the following tests required for international applicants? TOEFL
Other tests or credentials:
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Are letters of recommendations required by your program? Yes
If yes, how many letters of recommendation are required? 3
Enter any additional information regarding recommendations: 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:
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Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.85
Recommended overall GPA considered: 3.0
Enter any additional information regarding application or admission requirements: 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.
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Percentage of students receiving financial support: 50
Type of financial support available: Other
What is the minimum financial support for eligible students apart from tuition remission? N/A
Enter any additional information regarding financial support: 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.
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Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? We are not a participating PharmGrad program
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Drug Screening Service? We are not a participating PharmGrad program
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AACP Institution Number
SIDS 133