Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall, Spring

Ensuring that patients have access to affordable healthcare services, medications and products is vital to the health of populations worldwide. In this program, you’ll advance your education in the areas of pharmacoeconomic and health policy analysis, pharmacoepidemiologic methods and study designs, advanced biostatistics and database management, health policy and behavioral interventions and their assessment, and the role of pharmaceuticals and medical devices in healthcare and society.

You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts, with the option of specialty tracks or concentrations in Health and Pharmacoepidemiology, or Health Economics and Outcomes Research. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to assume a leadership position in national and international pharmaceutical economics and policy careers.

 

For admission to the program, an applicant must have:

  • Master's degree in Pharmacy, Economics, Healthcare, Business, or related field
  • Minimum overall 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Relevant research experience, related publications, or employment preferred
PhD in Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy

Year I-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
PEP 801 Quantitative Methods in PEP 3
PEP 802 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy 3
MAT 763 Advanced Statistics OR 3
DRA 807 Statistics In Clinical Research
TOTAL
9

Year I-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
PEP 803 Qualitative Methods in PEP 3
PEP 804 Regression Analysis in PEP 3
PEP 805 Behavioral Theories of Health, Illness, and Drug Use 3
TOTAL
9

Year II-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
PEP 870 Graduate Seminar in PEP 1

Electives 6
TOTAL
7

Year II-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
PEP 870 Graduate Seminar in PEP 1

Electives 6
TOTAL
7

Year III-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
PEP 870 Graduate Seminar in PEP 1

Electives 6
TOTAL
7

Year III-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
PEP 890 PhD Dissertation Research in PEP 3
PEP 870 Graduate Seminar in PEP 1
TOTAL
4

Year IV-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
PEP 890 PhD Dissertation in Research in PEP 7
TOTAL
7

Total credits to complete degree requirements: 50 s.h.