About our program

The Master of Science in Health Services Administration is offered through the University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy for new or mid-career pharmacists or health professionals looking to advance their careers in the pharmaceutical and health care fields.


Overview:

  • Two year, part-time program. The program can be extended for up to six years
  • Most courses are taught online, with students traveling to Laramie, Wyoming twice for intensive weekend seminars — once during their first and once during their last semester in the program
  • Students can begin the program in the fall or spring semester (summer courses currently not offered)
  • Non-thesis degree, but does require a final individual project coordinated between the student and his/her academic advisor
  • We also offer a virtual job fair for current students with information about current job opportunities in the field of health services administration
  • Online courses all use a learning management system that delivers course content to the student’s computer. Some courses are synchronous and require weekly or bi-weekly evening live attendance using a virtual classroom program. Other classes are blended between synchronous and asynchronous delivery, and do not require live virtual classroom attendance on a regular basis
  • Read through our schedule of course offerings

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Admissions requirements:

  • A bachelors degree in any field, a masters degree in any field, or a doctoral degree (PharmD, DPT, MD, JD, etc.) with an upper division GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 will be considered based on experience and commitment to graduate study.
  • When applying, you must submit:
    • a transcript showing a qualifying degree from an accredited academic institution,
    • a current curriculum vitae or resume,
    • a personal statement outlining your experience in the pharmaceutical or health care field, and
  • $50 application fee

Learn more about applying >


Tuition & discounts:

Wyoming in-state tuition: $650 per credit hour

  • Out-of-state tuition: $825 per credit hour
  • $25 University of Wyoming fee per credit hour (no discounts applicable)

In-state tuition is extended to:

Members of national pharmacy associations, to federal agency employees (including active-duty military) and to pharmacy residents.

Wyoming Pharmacy Association members additional discount:

All members of WPhA receive a full discount on the first two-credit course, so that the full course tuition of $1,650 will be waived for that course. This is a way for students to try the program with no tuition cost for the first course. All students are eligible to join WPhA. Please click here and select the most appropriate member type. If no other member type applies to you, then select “staff member” as your member type.

A typical semester looks like:

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First Course:
Online, synchronous; 2 credits; 5 weeks

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Second Course:
Weekend seminar; 1 credit; residential in Laramie

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Third Course:
Online, synchronous; 3 credits; 7 weeks

View a sample syllabus here >


Specialty tracks offered:

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Biopharmaceutical Regulatory Compliance
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Health Economics & Outcomes
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Health Institution Leadership
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Health Quality & Improvement
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Specialty tracks that are under development:

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Clinical Research Administration

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Advanced Pharmacy Practice Administration

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Applied Pharmacepidemiology


Current syllabi: