Health and Pharmaceutical Outcomes

This program track trains the student to critically analyze the impact and outcomes of pharmaceutical products and services within health care systems.

This program also offers a Master of Science (MS) degree in pharmaceutical sciences with an emphasis in health and pharmaceutical outcomes.



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

The goal of the PhD program is to provide the student with an advanced knowledge base and extensive research skills to enable him or her to investigate and critically analyze the impact and outcomes of pharmaceutical products and services within healthcare systems. The widespread benefits of pharmaceuticals in today's society, coupled with increased utilization and application of pharmaceutical services, has created a need for individuals with advanced training in health and pharmaceutical outcomes research.  After completion of 33 units core-coursework, students will begin preparation towards PhD candidacy with the completion of either an MS Thesis.

All applicants to the PhD program must have completed a Masters Thesis at the time of application.

Academic Environment 

The College of Pharmacy's Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research (HOPE) was created to assist medical care researchers, providers, payers, regulators and manufacturers in documenting the relative value of pharmaceutical products and services. The center conducts research and trains graduate students in areas such as cost-benefit/cost-effectiveness analysis, comparative effectiveness research, patient safety and quality improvement research, health disparities analysis, drug-drug interaction analysis, health technology assessment, meta-analysis, quality-of-life assessment, disease management and drug use evaluation.

The University of Arizona has strong supporting programs in management and policy, epidemiology, economics and educational psychology. The University of Arizona Health Sciences includes colleges of medicine, public health and nursing and the resources of a major teaching hospital complex.


MS (Thesis and Non-Thesis degree) students are self-pay.  No funding is available from the Program.

PhD students: HPO offers assistantships to its PhD students through a competitive process.    


 Apply at UA Graduate Admissions Application


Pharmacy Practice & Science
Drachman Hall B306H

Pharmacy Practice & Science
Drachman Hall B306G