Curriculum delivery is fully online, providing a convenient and flexible opportunity to enable current health care professionals to obtain the skills they need to assume management and leadership positions in hospitals and health-system pharmacy practice environments. Courses are taught by faculty who currently or have had extensive experience in leadership positions within health-system pharmacy practice.
Masters of Science (M.S.)
Mid-career practitioners enrolled in the M.S. degree only, may finish the program in two to six years. All courses are offered online using the Learning Management System (LMS) called Blackboard.
Masters of Science (M.S.) / Residency
Students accepted in a concurrent post-graduate HSPAL residency program are expected to complete the program in two years. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited postgraduate residencies, completed concurrently with the two-year M.S. program, allow students to immediately apply hands-on experience gained through clinical and administrative rotations and knowledge gained in the classroom to real-life professional, clinical and management situations. The concurrent two-year specialized residencies in pharmacy administration are conducted currently at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus or Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center.
Masters of Science (M.S.) / Pharmacy Leadership Academy®
The Pharmacy Leadership Academy® (PLA) is an online integrated program provided by the American Society of Health Pharmacists (ASHP). The seven course program includes challenging readings and activities that can be used to affect change in the participant’s organization. Graduates are eligible to use the designation of Diplomate, Pharmacy Leadership Academy (DPLA). NEOMED is partnered with the ASHP PLA program and allows PLA graduates to waive 5 credit hours towards the M.S. in Health-System Pharmacy Administration degree. Contact us for more information.
Course descriptions for the Health-System Pharmacy Administration program can be found in the current edition of the NEOMED Compass, the University Catalog and Student Handbook.