MS in Pharmacy Leadership

April 15, 2021
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Building on a tradition of excellence and innovation, the MS in Pharmacy Leadership from the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy is one of the only programs of its kind in the US and among the first offered online.

This program combines leadership and professional development content in a series of health care business and management courses, resulting in a customized learning experience to prepare pharmacists for advancement in their careers as leaders and managers in the pharmacy field.

We offer both the Master’s in Pharmacy Leadership as well as the Pharmacy Leadership Graduate Certificate online to part-time students.

Skills and Knowledge Gained

Students strengthen their leadership skills through courses with active learning experiences in the following areas and more:

  • Communicating as a leader
  • Developing entrepreneurial and innovative thinking
  • Influencing and motivating others – Leading with Passion
  • Finding your leadership style
  • Conflict management
  • Building and leading teams
  • Collaboration
  • Mentorship
  • Strategic planning and defining measures of success
  • Effective implementation
  • Cultural competencies

Why Study Pharmacy Leadership Online?

With an MS in Pharmacy Leadership, individuals advance their leadership and management skills while building knowledge of the issues facing the health care system and changes in business operations. In this program, pharmacists prepare for career growth advancement in roles such as supervisor, manager, director, and clinical coordinator.

Students in the programs are working pharmacists or student pharmacists from a variety of practice settings; independent and chain community pharmacies, health-system inpatient, outpatient, and clinical pharmacy, federal pharmacy,  managed care, industry, long-term care, and more.

Whether you are a pharmacist or a PharmD student, an MS degree in pharmacy leadership will put you on a trajectory for success.

Is UC Online right for me?

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Scholarship Opportunities
Scholarships are available to cover the tuition of one course in the program.
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Start-to-Graduation Support
Student Success Coordinators are available to students enrolled in online programs — they are your on-campus partner who can help you manage your time and whatever you need to get you to graduation.

Learn from faculty with real-world experience

The real-world focused faculty at UC are relevant, inspiring, attentive, supportive, and connected!

Student Testimonials
“This program transforms how you not only provide health care but then how you can also lead a team. I think leadership is something that is captured in part of the general pharmacy curriculum, but this program takes it to a whole different level. The leadership program helps you to become not only an effective health care professional but also on how become a leader within your health care system.”

Katie J.
MS Pharmacy Leadership Graduate

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