Published Survey
Submission Number: 89
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Created: Thu, 03/12/2020 - 22:37
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Contact Information

Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy Department (PSP)
Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center, PO Box 9510
West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
Morgantown
West Virginia
26506
United States
West Virginia
  • Name: Dr. Kimberly Kelly
    Title: Professor, HSOR PhD Program, Pharmaceutical Systems & Policy
    Office: 1129C HSC North WVU School of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy
    Phone (Work): 304-293-1453
    Email: kmkelly@hsc.wvu.edu
  • Name: Michael Kurilla
    Title: CE Program Specialist
    Office: HSC North WVU School of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy
    Phone (Work): 3042935103
    Email: mpkurilla@hsc.wvu.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

December 30, 2021
No
$60
The application deadline for fall is December 30 with those meeting the deadline given full consideration. Additional applications may be considered after the deadline until all positions are filled. It's best to start the application in September of the year before intended enrollment to allow sufficient time for completion of application and necessary additional materials.
Yes

Program Description

The Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR) program emphasizes population-based, health services delivery and outcomes and policy research. Health services research examines how people get access to healthcare, how much care costs and what happens to patients as a result of this care. Outcomes research evaluates the effectiveness of health care interventions through changes in outcomes such as improvements in patient functional status, satisfaction with care, morbidity, and mortality. Data collected from outcomes research provide patients, health care providers, and payers of health services information about what does and does not work in real life settings.

The HSOR PhD program offers areas of specialization including pharmacoeconomics, health services research, pharmacoepidemiology, mathematical/computational modeling, health behavior and risk.

Time of completion is typically four to five years.
Yes

Institution Information

Public
Yes
Fall
Yes

Degree Requirements

71
Not Required
Required
Required
Varies
Required
Credit hour requirements are based on 59 hours of core coursework with 12 hours of elective coursework. Didactic and research training constitute the formal process of the HSOR program, but student development is also fostered through teaching experience, mentorship by the major professor, professional colleagueship and collaboration with faculty and graduate students, and participation in professional meetings. Additionally, publications are required.
Yes

Degree Information

On Campus
Administrative Science, Behavioral Science, Epidemiology, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Health Services, Pharmacoeconomics
Course requirements for areas of study may be found here: https://pharmacy.hsc.wvu.edu/pharmaceutical-systems-and-policy/phd-program-in-health-services-and-outcomes-research/information-for-current-students/required-and-elective-courses/
Yes

Program Statistics

Yes
1
Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
0
1
3.70
Yes
Last academic year-graduates job placement:
1
4
Since its inception in 1989, the program has graduated 54 students with a PhD. The program enrolls 3-4 students each year and currently, there are 12 students enrolled in the program. The student retention rate is extremely high and all of them have found placements in relevant fields such as in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, government, health systems, and in clinical research organizations.
4
Yes

GRE and Other Tests

Yes
Not Required or Recommended
TOEFL or IELTS
Students who have received a bachelor’s degree in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, or New Zealand are not required to submit language proficiency scores. Language Proficiency Score waivers may be considered for individuals with graduate degrees from these countries.
The HSOR graduate program requires a score of:
- Academic IELTS: 6.5
- TOEFL iBT: 79 (WVU accepts MyBest scores)
- PTE Academic: 53
- Duolingo English Test: 105
Yes

Letters of Recommendation

Yes
3
Letters of recommendation should be from those who are in a position to evaluate a student's potential for graduate school. At least one recommendation must be from a person at the last school the student attended for full-time study unless the student is out of school for five years or longer.
Yes

Other Admission Requirements

3.0
Applications are reviewed by mid-February by the admissions committee composed of graduate faculty and a senior graduate student. Applicants who pass an initial screening are invited to participate in a video interview. Applicants are informed of acceptance or wait-listing no later than April 15 and of rejection by end of June.
Yes

Financial Support

100
Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, Department or University Scholarship, Other
Financial support can be in the form of government sponsorship as well.
Teaching and Research Assistantships include a tuition waiver, an annual stipend of $28,000 and health insurance to full-time students.
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

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