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Master of Science in Pharmacy Practice

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M.S. Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 credit hours, with a majority of hours in pharmacy, is required for the degree. These courses may be selected from related fields after approval by the department. Examples are hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, nuclear pharmacy, computer science, business administration, health policy and management, and related fields. An approved project, representing 6 to 9 credit hours of original research, is required. It may be in pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, pharmacotherapy, or hospital pharmacy.

To provide practical experience, an accredited specialty residency in pharmacy practice management in an approved hospital is required of each student. Requirements for the residency program include eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist in Kansas. The student must complete the residency concurrently with the academic portion of the program. Upon satisfactory completion of the residency, the student receives a certificate of residency from the cooperating hospital. The typical length of the program is 2 years. For students who have previously completed a residency accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, this part of the program may be waived on approval of the department.

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