PhD Program

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The University of Florida College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy offers a PhD Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research (POP PhD).

The POP PhD is divided into three specializations including:

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Safety Sciences
  • Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
  • Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

Career Outlook

Our graduate program was created more than 30 years ago to meet the continued demands of academic, private and governmental organizations to build research capacity surrounding the safe, effective and efficient use of medications. The degree provides individuals with the credentials to develop and direct clinical research units in universities, pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations and government organizations.

Successful graduates have a range of technical and disciplinary competencies in research design, measurement, inferential statistics, the communication and evaluation of research, research ethics, the drug product and healthcare delivery and the medication use system.

Application Information

Successful applicants must have a competitive academic record and should have a terminal degree in health sciences (e.g., PharmD) and have demonstrated interest in research surrounding the evaluation of drugs and drug use.

Students are only admitted into the PhD program in the fall. The Fall 2019 deadline is December 1, 2018.

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Competencies for PhD Studies

PhD Program Outline

Core Curriculum

Admissions Requirements