Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs are offered in Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes.

Graduate Program Admission

Students interested in admission to the graduate programs in the Department of Pharmacacotherapy and Outcomes Science must apply through the VCU Graduate School.


We have a rolling admission policy.


The VCU Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science offers the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with specialization in Pharmacotherapy.

Selected students currently enrolled in the Pharm.D. program may elect to enter the School's Dual Degree Program and simultaneously obtain a Pharm.D./Ph.D. degree in Pharmacotherapy. Research and scholarship are the main areas of focus for the graduate student. While there may be limited opportunity for the graduate student to receive clinical experience in the major advisor's area of interest, the focus of the program is research.

Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes

Graduate degrees in Pharmacoeconomics are designed to prepare students for pharmacy career opportunities in industry, government, and academia. It focuses on the study of economic, social, and administrative problems and solutions in pharmacy. Previous graduates from this and other pharmacoeconomics programs typically take non-traditional career paths working in the pharmaceutical industry, federal and state government, professional associations, health care systems, managed care, consulting, and academia.


Geriatric Pharmacotherapy