Master of Science, Health-System Pharmacy Administration
The Ohio State University Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a Specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration (MS HSPA) educates and trains pharmacists to conceptualize, plan, coordinate and evaluate pharmaceutical care in organized health care settings. Ohio State is a leader in establishing the tradition of Health-System Pharmacy Administration training across the country. Starting in 1959, this program has had 400+ graduates, many of whom are nationally recognized leaders in pharmacy management. Program graduates include past ASHP presidents, Harvey A.K. Whitney recipients, and more than 50 current directors of pharmacy across the country.
It is not just the long-standing tradition that sets our program apart; it is also the thriving alumni community active in the Latiolais Leadership Program, which bears the motto "Enthusiasm for Excellence.” This group, consisting of past graduates, strives to address contemporary issues and provide effective strategies for improvement in Health-System Pharmacy leadership.
- Resident track (hybrid in-person / online) – Students will be required to attend in-person classes at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.
- Working professional track (online) - No on-campus requirements.
Resident Track (Hybrid in-person / online)
Applications are considered on a competitive basis. The minimum criteria to receive consideration for admission to the combined MS in Health System Pharmacy Administration program with a residency full-time include:
- An earned professional degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy;
- A 3.0 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale);
- Eligibility for licensure to practice pharmacy in the State of Ohio. (Detailed description of the requirements for licensure to practice pharmacy in the State of Ohio may be obtained by contacting the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy);
- Acceptance into an ASHP accredited residency program
Working Professional Track (online)
Applications are considered on a competitive basis. The minimum criteria to receive consideration for admission to the working professional track of the M.S. in Health System Pharmacy Administration program include:
- At least three years of experience in health system pharmacy practice or have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency and currently employed in a health system position.
- A 3.0 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) or a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) on graduate studies;
- Submission of a curriculum vitae (CV), letter of intent and letter of support from supervisor for participation in the program.