Pharmaceutical Sciences, MS

College of Pharmacy

Program Description:

This is a program of study and research leading to the Master of Science and/or Doctor of Philosophy Degree emphasizing the social, psychological, political, legal, historical, quality, clinical, and economic factors that impact on the production, evaluation, use, non-use, and misuse of therapeutic modalities. The Program emphasizes human behavior in health, illness, cultural determinants, ethics, health service systems organization, finance and economics.

Individuals holding a professional degree in pharmacy examine the societal systems in which patients, pharmacists and other health are practitioners interact, behave, perform, generate revenues, provide services, and are educated. They generate knowledge about man as a social, cultural, psychological, and biological being, as well as the intervention and effect of health care systems upon man and the economics of pharmacy services.

Study and research training in this discipline prepares individuals with the background and the problem solving skills to evaluate and design systems for the delivery of pharmaceutical systems and to apply behavioral and social interdisciplinary theories to the study of pharmacy practice. An individual program of course work is determined for each student according to his/her career goals by a Committee on Studies.

Students can select Master of Science programs with emphasis on economics and social and behavioral aspects or they can select a Master of Science program in clinical trials. All Master of Science students are encouraged to apply for a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Fellowships are competitively available in pharmacoeconomics and multi-center clinical trials in collaboration with Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program in Albuquerque, NM.


Admission Requirements:

Fall 2014 priority admission deadline is December 1, 2013.  The final deadline is January 15, 2014. - This is thedate by which the Program must have applicant’s completed file.

 

Admissions criteria include 
 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA
     

  • Positive letters of recommendation
     

  • Completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with a minimum combined score of 300
     

  • Individual concentrations may require pre-requisite course work as well.
     

1.  Submit an application packet to the UNM Graduate Admissions Department, which shall contain the following:

 

  • UNM Application for Admission form (Completed online) 
     

  • Residency form (Completed online) 
     

  • $50.00 application fee check made out to the UNM Department of Graduate Admissions 
     

  • Original, official, sealed transcript from each school attended: All academic transcripts and secondary school leaving certificates submitted must be official copies or certified copies bearing the original stamps, seals, and signatures of the issuing institution's designated officials.

  • Contact Information:
        Office of Admissions 
        Attn: Graduate Studies
        P.O. Box 4895
        Albuquerque, NM 87196-4895
        505-277-8900

2.  Submit the following directly to the Pharmacy Program Office:

 

  • Letter of intent detailing the reasons for requesting admission to the graduate program, future professional goals, why a graduate degree is necessary for the accomplishment of these goals, a description of past academic and professional accomplishments, relevant experience, and your research interests. If applying for the MS program, please make sure to include your area of concentration. in your letter Information on Letter of Intent is available from the Graduate Studies Website orhttp://grad.unm.edu/resources/gs-forms/documents/letter-of-intent-guidelines.pdf 

  • Current resume providing a summary of the applicant’s experience. 
     

  • Two letters of recommendation on UNM forms from persons familiar with your academic ability and potential for graduate-level work. Be sure to complete the top section before distributing the form. The recommendation forms are available from the Graduate Studies Website orhttp://grad.unm.edu/resources/gs-forms/documents/Recommend.pdf

Contact Information:


College of Pharmacy/ Graduate Program Advisor
MSC09 5360
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

To contact the Pharmacy Advisor directly:  
505-272-3241 or nicluna@salud.unm.edu

 

 

Application Procedures for International Applicants

 

Fall 2014 priority admission deadline is December 1, 2013.  The final deadline is January 15, 2014. - This is thedate by which the Program must have applicant’s completed file.

 

Admissions criteria include: 
 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA
     

  • Positive letters of recommendation
     

  • A minimum TOEFL Score of 580 on the paper test, 237 on the computer test, or 93 on the internet test
     

  • Completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required.  A minimum combined score of 300 is strongly encouraged.
     

  • Individual concentrations may require pre-requisite course work as well.
     

1.  Submit an application packet to the UNM International Graduate Admissions Department, containing the following:

 

  • UNM Application for International Admission (Completed online). 
     

  • $50.00 application fee (paid by credit card on-line) 
     

  • Original, official, sealed transcript from each school attended: All academic transcripts and secondary school leaving certificates submitted must be official copies or certified copies bearing the original stamps, seals, and signatures of the issuing institution's designated officials.

Contact Information:

Office of International Admissions
MSC 06 3850
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
USA

goglobal@unm.edu

http://geo.unm.edu/admission_graduate.html 
505-272-4032

College of Pharmacy Major Code: 378

 

2.  Submit the following directly to the Pharmacy Program Office:

 

  • Letter of intent detailing the reasons for requesting admission to the graduate program, future professional goals, why a graduate degree is necessary for the accomplishment of these goals, a description of past academic and professional accomplishments, relevant experience, and your research interests. If applying for the MS program, please make sure to include your area of concentration.  Information on Letter of Intent is available from the Graduate Studies Website or http://ogs.unm.edu/resources/ogs-forms/letter-of-intent.html

  • Current resume providing a summary of the applicant’s experience. 
     

  • Two letters of recommendation on UNM forms from persons familiar with your academic ability and potential for graduate-level work. Be sure to complete the top section before distributing the form. The recommendation forms are available from the Graduate Studies Website orhttp://ogs.unm.edu/resources/ogs-forms/documents/Recommend.pdf


Contact Information:

Nicole Bingham : Academic Advisor
(505) 272-4992
nicluna@salud.unm.edu 
MSC09 5360 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 8731-0001