Careers: MS in Pharmacy Leadership

Careers: MS in Pharmacy Leadership
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Virtual Information Session

Listen in while program director Dr. Jenelle Sobotka discusses the program, curriculum, work-life balance, and online school.

Application Fees are Waived

The 65.00 application fee is currently waived through 2024. Go to your application.

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The MS in Pharmacy Leadership offers individuals already working in a pharmacy setting an opportunity to advance their leadership and management skills while building knowledge of the issues facing the health care system and changes in business operations. Individuals who choose to complete a leadership program gain experience that may improve their job prospects.

What You Can do with an MS in Pharmacy Leadership

Successful completion of the program prepares graduates for leadership positions in numerous health care settings, including independent and chain community pharmacies, health-system inpatient, outpatient, long-term care, and clinical pharmacies, managed care, and more.

Graduates earning their Master of Science in Pharmacy Leadership move on to successful careers in various senior leadership roles. Below you will find career outlook, and wage data from BLS for Pharmacists comparing entry and senior-level roles.

Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
Pharmacists $132,750 2-4%

Clinical setting leadership titles include:

  • Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
  • Clinical Manager
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Clinical Pharmacy Operations Manager
  • Pharmacy Supervisor
  • Pharmacy Assistant Director
  • Pharmacy Associate Director
  • Pharmacy Director

Responsibilities for leadership roles may include:

  • Managing and supervising a pharmacy team
  • Providing leadership through development and involvement in clinical pharmacy consult services, drug informatics, and hospital quality initiatives
  • Assisting in the development of a drug formulary and involvement in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Planning, developing and providing drug information and educational sessions to professionals within the pharmacy setting, as well as to physicians, nursing staff, and other health care professionals
  • Teaching, precepting, and mentoring students and residents
Student Testimonial
“Rather than being a thesis-based master's program, this is a capstone based master's program. This approach allows me to apply a lot of the concepts that I've learned directly in the classroom to my work in my capstone project. My capstone project involves decreasing missing medication doses. The capstone allows me to apply the concepts I have learned in the classroom directly to my work project. ”

Peter S.
MS Pharmacy Leadership Graduate