The Department of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy (School of Pharmacy) offers a program of study leading to the MS degree. Applicants must apply to the Graduate School and meet the admissions requirements of the program. This program requires students to demonstrate skills in the analysis of pharmaceutical and health technology innovations, as well as an understanding of contemporary health policy issues.
A minimum of 36 units of graduate level courses is required.
Grade Point Average
A grade point average of at least 3.0 (A = 4.0) must be achieved on graduate course work at USC.
It is recommended that the student complete the following 36 units of graduate level course work:
Students must complete all recommended courses for the degree within five years of entry into the program.
Additional Degree Requirements
The student must satisfactorily complete the recommended courses in economics, preventive medicine and public administration prior to enrolling in PMEP 538. The student is also required to complete an empirical research project on a topic relevant to pharmaceutical economics and policy.