Degree Requirements

M.S. Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 credit hours, with a majority of hours in pharmacy, is required for the degree. These courses may be selected from related fields after approval by the department. Examples are hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, nuclear pharmacy, computer science, business administration, health policy and management, and related fields. An approved project, representing 6 to 9 credit hours of original research, is required. It may be in pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, pharmacotherapy, or hospital pharmacy.

To provide practical experience, an accredited specialty residency in pharmacy practice management in an approved hospital is required of each student. Requirements for the residency program include eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist in Kansas. The student must complete the residency concurrently with the academic portion of the program. Upon satisfactory completion of the residency, the student receives a certificate of residency from the cooperating hospital. The typical length of the program is 2 years. For students who have previously completed a residency accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, this part of the program may be waived on approval of the department.

M.S. Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 credit hours, with a majority of hours in pharmacy, is required for the degree. These courses may be selected from related fields after approval by the department. Examples are hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, nuclear pharmacy, computer science, business administration, health policy and management, and related fields. An approved project, representing 6 to 9 credit hours of original research, is required. It may be in pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, pharmacotherapy, or hospital pharmacy.

To provide practical experience, an accredited specialty residency in pharmacy practice management in an approved hospital is required of each student. Requirements for the residency program include eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist in Kansas. The student must complete the residency concurrently with the academic portion of the program. Upon satisfactory completion of the residency, the student receives a certificate of residency from the cooperating hospital. The typical length of the program is 2 years. For students who have previously completed a residency accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, this part of the program may be waived on approval of the department.

Contact Info

Department of Pharmacy Practice

2010 Becker Drive, Room 2001
Lawrence, KS 66047-1620
785-864-4881
http://pharmpractice.ku.edu/
David Henry, Chair and Graduate Advisor
785-864-4881

Department of Pharmacy Practice

KU Medical Center
Mail Stop 4040, 3910 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5360
http://pharmpractice.ku.edu/
David Henry, Interim Chair and Graduate Advisor
913-588-5360
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