M.S. in Pharmacy Care Systems
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Focus of Degrees
The Department of Pharmacy Care Systems offers the Doctor of Philosophy
(Ph.D.) degree focusing on study of the social and behavioral aspects of
pharmacy, research to maximize medication-related outcomes, and comparative
For students pursuing the M.S., at least half of the studentís work will be completed in the chosen field, including a thesis. The remainder may be selected in other pharmacy fields or may be taken in a related area outside of the Harrison School of Pharmacy such as accounting and finance, computer sciences, economics, education, industrial engineering, industrial design, architecture, management, psychology, sociology and communication. The M.S. requires a minimum of 30 semester hours and a thesis. The thesis may be counted toward part of the semester hour requirement. A student may earn a maximum of six credit hours for the thesis.
The student pursuing the Ph.D. will be expected to complete a minimum of
60 semester hours of course work in the chosen field of study. Ph.D. students
will take courses offered by PCS department and by other departments (such as
statistics, research methods, communication, computer science, engineering,
psychology, sociology, management, economics, and epidemiology) in Auburn
University. In addition, general examinations and a dissertation are required. A
student must earn a minimum of 10 hours credit for the dissertation.
A bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university and satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination are required. A pharmacy degree is preferred. There is no additional language requirement beyond verbal and written fluency in English.
Because of limited space in the program, Priority admissions may be
granted for those interested in pursuing the PhD degree as opposed to
the MS degree.
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