Health-System Pharmacy Administration Graduate Program

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below you will find Frequently Asked Questions about the program. To learn the answers to these questions, click on the plus sign or the question text to expand the dropdown. Questions and answers have been grouped under the following topics: Admissions, Financial Aid, Curriculum and More Information.


How do I apply?

Applications to the Health-System Pharmacy Administration program are submitted through the GradCAS application system.

When should I apply?

Applications to the Health-System Pharmacy Administration program at NEOMED must be completed by June 1.

What are the application requirements?

Applicants will need:

  • To have a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree or a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy
  • To be a licensed pharmacist or eligible for licensure
  • Three years of practice experience in health-system pharmacy is preferred (a shorter period of experience will be considered based on the candidate’s record of accomplishment in practice)
  • To have achieved an overall undergraduate/school of pharmacy GPA of 3.0. Candidates with a GPA below 3.0 must successfully take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for admission to the program
  • To complete the NEOMED online admissions application, including payment of the application fee
  • To submit an updated curriculum vitae (CV) containing contact information, education, employment, scholarly activities, and licensure
  • To submit a personal statement (Why do you want to enroll in the HSPA program? Why are you an ideal candidate? What are your goals?)
  • To submit official transcripts from all institutions that you have taken courses at. This includes both undergraduate and graduate courses
  • To submit Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, if GPA is below 3.0
  • To submit at least one letter of recommendation


Application requirements are also listed here.

When will I find out the decision regarding my application?

Decisions are made approximately 30 days following the application close date. Admission decisions are made by will be made by June 30.

If accepted to the program, when would classes begin?

Classes for the Health-System Pharmacy Administration program will begin in late August.

Financial aid

What is the cost of the program?

The Health-System Pharmacy Administration program costs $638 per credit hour, with an additional $11 per credit hour for out of state students. For credit hour information, visit the Health-System Pharmacy Administration Curriculum Webpage.

Should I submit my FAFSA prior to applying to the program?

An applicant’s FAFSA can be submitted prior to application but it is not required to be completed before hand.


Where can I find a list of required courses for the program?

Curriculum information can be found on the Health-System Pharmacy Administration Curriculum webpage.

More information

How can I learn more about the program?


College of Graduate Studies
Phone: 330.325.6499

Health-System Pharmacy Administration

College of Graduate Studies