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Twin Cities Campus

Social and Administrative Pharmacy M.S.

Pharmaceutical Care and Health
College of Pharmacy
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
7-155 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-2973; fax: 612-625-9931)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2019
  • Length of program in credits: 30 to 32
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Study within the Social and Administrative Pharmacy Program is tailored carefully to the specific needs and objectives of the student. It is a flexible, interdisciplinary program which utilizes all resources of the University's many outstanding departments in an effort to provide the student with knowledge and experience in areas she/he feels are applicable to the resolution of pharmacy-oriented problems.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Although the majority of students in the program are pharmacists, a pharmacy education is not required. A bachelor's degree or its foreign equivalent from a recognized college of pharmacy and a strong scholastic record are desirable. Individuals from other fields such as economics, engineering, computer science, medicine, psychology, sociology, or public health may be admitted if their undergraduate coursework satisfies the prerequisites for graduate coursework.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants must complete a supplementary application form in addition to the University application. The supplementary form along with three letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the University Apply Yourself application. GRE scores are required and a performance level of 580 (158 for November 1, 2011-June 30, 2012) is preferred on the TOEFL for all international applicants whose native language is not English.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
    • Total Score: 6.5
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 16 major credits, 6 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 16 major credits and 6 credits outside the major. The final exam is oral. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project:The balance of coursework taken to meet the 30-credit minimum (8 credits in addition to the 16 major field credits and 6 minor or related field credits) is determined by agreement between the student and adviser. Plan B also requires two papers of publishable quality; one paper must include a research component with an analysis of data.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
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