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Administrative Unit:School of Pharmacy
College/School: School of Pharmacy
Admitting Plans:M.S.
Degrees Offered:M.S.


The Pharmacy master's program is a two-year, combined pharmacy administrative residency and academic degree program, which culminates in a master of science degree, emphasizing health system pharmacy management and leadership. Applicants to the Pharmacy M.S. program must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Wisconsin. The program is designed to provide the resident/student with a solid academic foundation and experience in the administration of exemplary pharmaceutical services across an integrated health system. The primary objective of the program is to develop pharmacy administrators who are trained and prepared to immediately assume administrative leadership positions within large, integrated health care delivery systems at the level of managers and assistant directors, and eventually as directors of pharmacy. These positions include pharmacy operations, pharmacy patient care services, medication use policy, medication safety, and informatics. Residents complete clinical and clinical management rotations in the first year of the program, and advanced administrative and advanced elective rotations in the second year (chosen from a variety of settings, as desired by the resident). The curriculum's flexibility allows for specialization in the administrative area that best complements the resident's career goals.


The Graduate School online application and all supplemental materials (two sets of official transcripts of all college course work, three letters of recommendation, reasons for graduate study, curriculum vitae) must be received by January 5 for fall admission. Applications are not reviewed at any other time during the year. See Applying to the Program for complete instructions for applying to the pharmacy administrative residency and the M.S. program. Applicants to the M.S. program must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Wisconsin.

For more information:Graduate Programs Coordinator, School of Pharmacy, 777 Highland Avenue, Madison WI 53705-2222; 608-262-1200; 608-262-4257; fax 608-262-5345; gradadmissions@pharmacy.wisc.edu; www.uwhealth.org/health-professionals/internships/pharmacy-administrative-residency/main/31907; General information: www.pharmacy.wisc.edu/grad/

This page was updated 10/2/12.