Graduate Program in Pharmacy Administration
Under the aegis of the University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College, the Department offers the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacy Administration. We appreciate your interest in graduate studies in Pharmacy Administration. See link to Application Information for a description of admissions procedures and requirements.
The mission of the Department of Pharmacy Administration is to foster an educational, research, and service program of global preeminence through organizational excellence, diversity, innovation, and collaboration. Pharmacy Administration is a dynamic field that applies approaches from management sciences, economics, and the social sciences, to issues in healthcare that relate to pharmacy, pharmacists, and pharmaceuticals./
Research in Pharmacy Administration may be theoretical or applied and is often interdisciplinary in nature, encouraging collaboration across fields, including: communications, decision and information sciences, economics, education, law, management, marketing, medicine, psychology, public health, public policy, sociology, and urban planning. The Department of Pharmacy Administration provides opportunities for advanced study and research in the social, behavioral, and administrative sciences and in pharmaceutical education. Our research is facilitated through strong relationships with government agencies, managed care organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and national and international university-based researchers. Research emphases within the Department are directed toward:
- Pharmacy health services research – evaluation of economic, epidemiological, humanistic and clinical outcomes of healthcare interventions; evaluation of quality of care; pharmacist-patient communications; safe medication use and systems; and workforce studies;
- Pharmacy health policy – organizational behavior, pharmacy management, socioeconomic and cultural issues related to medication use; and,
- Pharmacy education – instructional methods and evaluation; pedagogy/ andragogy.