Dec 02, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy (MS)

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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.

Recommended Courses

Students must complete all recommended courses for the degree within five years of entry into the program. It is recommended that the student complete the following 36 units of graduate level course work.


* The student must satisfactorily complete the recommended courses in public administration (PPD 501a  and PPD 501b ) prior to enrolling in PMEP 525  and PMEP 526 .

Additional Degree Requirements

The student is also required to complete an empirical research project on a topic relevant to pharmaceutical economics and policy. This paper will be completed under the advisement of a faculty member in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics and be approved by two additional faculty.

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