24 months
45046 USD/year
45046 USD/year
27204 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Pharmacy master's program at the University of Wisconsin Madison is a two-year, combined pharmacy administrative residency and academic degree program, which culminates in a M.S. degree, emphasizing health system pharmacy management and leadership.  


Applicants must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Wisconsin at the point of beginning the program. The Pharmacy program at the University of Wisconsin Madison is designed to provide the pharmacy resident/graduate student with a solid academic foundation and experience in the administration of exemplary pharmaceutical services across an integrated health system.

The primary objective of the program is to develop health system pharmacy administrators who are trained and prepared to immediately assume administrative leadership positions within large, integrated health care delivery systems at the level of managers and assistant directors, and eventually as directors of pharmacy. 

These positions include oversight of pharmacy operations, clinical programs, medication safety, new business development, supply chain, etc. Residents complete clinical and management rotations in the first year of the program, and advanced administrative and elective rotations in the second year (chosen from a variety of settings, as desired by the resident). The curriculum's flexibility allows for specialization in administrative areas that best complement the student's career goals. Resident activities are varied in scope, depending on each individual's background and areas of interest. 

Learning Outcomes 

  • Demonstrates the ability to design, implement, evaluate, optimize, and manage the medication use process using technology, automation, workflow design, application, and optimal skill mix.
  • Thoroughly understands the components of an integrated health system and the role of pharmacy across the continuum of care.
  • Displays knowledge and expertise in the development and coordination of medication use policy to standardize practice, provide optimal patient care, and impact the financial performance of the organization.
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage the supply chain, including inventory analysis, contract negotiation, purchasing, and drug shortage management.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Health System Pharmacy Data Analysis and Informatics
  • Graduate Seminar in Health-System Pharmacy
  • Advanced Hospital Pharmacy Administration
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
  • Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health and Healthcare

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution is required. International applicants must have a degree comparable to a regionally accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 
  • The Graduate School does not require the GRE
  • Every applicant whose native language is not English, or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English, must provide an English proficiency test score
  • International applicants are required to have adequate financial resources to cover expenses for the duration of their studies at UW–Madison

Tuition Fee

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    45046 USD/year
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  • National

    45046 USD/year
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  • In-State

    27204 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27204 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 USD /month
Living costs

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