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What will I learn?

Social and administrative pharmacy (SAPH) is the application of behavior-oriented interdisciplinary theories to pharmacy problem solving and pharmacy system development. This includes the study of the social, psycho-social, political, legal, public policy, historic, and economic factors that impinge upon the use, non-use, and abuse of drugs.

Students in the Social and Administrative Pharmacy Program are prepared for research and related activities of investigating relationships between biological and physical factors in social settings that involve the drug use process. This flexible interdisciplinary program uses the resources of the many health and social science departments at the University, and may include courses and offerings from public health, geriatrics, management, sociology, psychology, and public affairs.

The program focuses on the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge to foster appropriate use of drugs to improve patient outcomes at the individual and societal level. Students are educated and mentored to become professional scientists. Those who complete the program will understand the process of conducting high-quality research and problem solving through the application of disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge, theory, and research methodology.

Intake: Fall and Spring

Which department am I in?

College of Pharmacy

Study options

Full Time (71 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$42,964.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022

Venue

College of Pharmacy

5-130 Weaver-Densford Hall,

308 Harvard Street SE,

MINNEAPOLIS,

Minnesota,

55455, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a comparable degree from an officially recognized college or university outside the U.S. may apply for graduate admission. In general, most graduate programs prefer an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher for admission. Other English Language Requirements:  MELAB score of 80.

For international students

Anyone who has or will obtain a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a comparable degree from an officially recognized college or university outside the U.S. may apply for graduate admission.

The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL iBT – Total Score: 79; Writing Subscore: 21; Reading Subscore: 19; IELTS Academic – Total Score: 6.5; Writing Subscore: 6.5; Reading Subscore: 6.5; Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) – Total Score: 59; Writing Subscrore: 59; Reading Subscore: 59; Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced – Total Score: 180; Writing Subscore: 180; Reading Subscore: 180.

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About University of Minnesota

UMN is one of the United States’ top public research institutions, where students gain a world-class education on a historic campus in a vibrant city.

  • 150+ undergraduate and 200+ graduate programs to choose from
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