Prospective Students

UF Health Science Center

The University of Florida Health Science Center, pictured in the middle, is a hub of innovative education and research. Graduate students within the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy are in the midst of an 850-bed tertiary care teaching facility, and six health colleges that comprise the Health Science Center – Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine.

Application Deadlines

Students are only admitted into the PhD or residential MS programs for the Fall semester. For admission information regarding the online MS programs please click here.

Welcome to POP Research

Almut Winterstein, PhD
Chair and Professor
Director FDA & UF Graduate Program in POP Research
Graduate Coordinator

Welcome to the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy educational programs.


We offer a variety of training opportunities including graduate degrees as well as internship and independent study opportunities for honor projects. It is with no exaggeration when I say that our department is one of a handful of graduate programs in the US that offers PhD level training in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy research.


Our faculty is engaged in key positions related to drug and medication safety, comparative effectiveness research, pharmacoeconomics, quality assessment, pharmacoepidemiology, socio-behavioral aspects of medication use, and pharmaceutical policy with special focus on disparities and disabilities.  We are able to integrate students early in their training into our ongoing research programs and can position them within an excellent network of peers.


We have a wealth of data sources for population-based retrospective analyses, and an excellent academic health center in 10 seconds walking distance with access to a full range of clinical specialties and state-of-the art electronic health records. Our department offers more opportunities to students for immersion in research than you will be able to take advantage of.


While we have the luxury to offer a comprehensive curriculum with a good set of advanced methodological courses, I value the research experience as equally important and as equally superb. To get a better impression, please review the sites listed below.



Areas of Specialization

Why Should You Join POP?

Meet our Faculty

Meet our Students

Admissions Requirements

Application Procedures

Frequently Asked Questions

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