Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program - Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP) Track
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Contact Information

Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program - Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP) Track
4301 W. Markham St, slot 522
Little Rock
United States

Program Application Deadline

January 15, 2021
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. Initial admission recommendation decisions are generally made by February 15th, and applicants are notified shortly thereafter. For early consideration, completed applications should be received before December 15th of the previous calendar year.

Program Description

Pharmaceuticals are increasingly being used to cure, treat, manage, or provide relief for many human afflictions, however, issues of financing, efficiency, access, adherence, and safety of pharmaceuticals continue to challenge the health care systems of the world. The Pharmaceutical Sciences M.S. and Ph.D. programs offer a Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP) track to meet the training needs of persons with business, science, and health care backgrounds wishing to contribute to the understanding of the value, safety and outcomes of pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical policies. Ultimately, the goal of the Ph.D. curriculum is to provide the training and skills for persons to be independent research scientist in these fields.

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.

Institution Information


Degree Requirements

Not Required
Details on the PEP curriculum and degree requirements can be found on our website.

Degree Information

On Campus
  • Statistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy / Health Services Research
  • Informatics
Administrative Science, Biometrics/Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Outcomes, Informatics, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacy Policy
Additional Information regarding the Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Curriculum can be found on our website.

Program Statistics

Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
Last academic year-graduates job placement:

GRE and Other Tests


Letters of Recommendation

Three recommendation forms (available on PEP website) 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 encouraged to include an optional letter of recommendation.

Other Admission Requirements

In addition, the following are required to be considered for admission.

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.

Financial Support

Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, Other
Students admitted to the doctoral program can be funded as Teaching Assistants or Research Assistants depending on the experiences of the candidate and availability of funds. The standard stipend compensates trainees at $30,000/ year and tuition waivers are typically provided to students offered funding. ALL students who apply for admission to the doctoral program will automatically be considered for funding. Licensed pharmacist may have the option of practicing pharmacy in a clinical area.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

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