Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics (MS)

Jointly offered by the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and the School of Public Health

One of the country’s few graduate programs focused on educating highly trained professionals to conduct research in health economics and outcomes, the master of science degree program is a joint academic partnership of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and the School of Public Health and is offered through Rutgers’ Institute for Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics.

Visit the institute’s website to learn more about the master’s degree in health outcomes, policy and economics.

An Emerging Career Path for Pharmacists

The need to balance economics with patient outcomes and comparative effectiveness is increasingly recognized across society, as more patients and greater costs continually challenge the healthcare system. Research and analysis conducted by experts can lead to sound policy and practice, improving outcomes while allocating resources effectively. Pharmacists, with their expertise in wellness and medication management to optimize patient health, are naturally positioned to become leaders in this emerging—and fast-growing—field.

This graduate program will appeal to candidates who have strong quantitative skills and an aptitude for advanced mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, economics, epidemiology, research design, or similar disciplines. Students nearing completion of their PharmD studies as well as pharmacy professionals are encouraged to consider this new, high-demand career pathway in pharmacy.