Pharmacy — Pharm.D. with Health Informatics — M.S.

The School of Pharmacy will interview pharmacy students who express interest in the M.S. degree in Health Informatics Program.  An online admission application for the program is required to facilitate enrollment, but the School of Pharmacy grants formal approval. 

The deadline for submitting the application is June 1 of each year; decisions will be made by July 1 of each year.   Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • For pharmacy students starting in the second year—
    • Minimum G.P.A. of 3.5 or ranked in the top 10% of the class
  • For pharmacy students starting in the first year—
    • Minimum G.P.A. of 3.5 or ranked in the top 10% of the class
    • Evidence of past course work in informatics
First Year
Autumn QuarterUnits
RELT 706Adventist Beliefs and Life2
RXPC 561Pharmaceutical Care I4
RXPC 571Pharmacist Guided Self-Care I3
RXPS 511Pharmaceutics I2
RXPS 524Physiology I4
RXPS 581Biochemistry I3
RXRX 507Professional Development1
Winter Quarter
RXEE 591Introduction to Community Pharmacy Practice I2
RXPS 512Pharmaceutics II4
RXPS 515Pharmaceutics Laboratory I0.5
RXPS 525Physiology II3
RXPS 582Biochemistry II3
RXRX 507Professional Development1
RXSA 545Public Health and Lifestyles3
Spring Quarter
RELE 705Ethics in Pharmacy Practice3
RELT 740World Religions and Human Health3
RXEE 592Introduction to Community Pharmacy Practice II2
RXPC 572Pharmacist Guided Self-Care II3
RXPS 513Pharmaceutics III3
RXPS 516Pharmaceutics Laboratory II0.5
RXRX 507Professional Development1
RXSA 547Pharmacy Law2
RXTH 570IPDM I: Introduction to Disease Management2.5
Second Year
Autumn Quarter
HLIF 510Health-Care Information Systems4
HLIF 515The U.S. Health-Care System3
RXDI 664Drug Information and Literature Evaluation3
RXEE 6901Introduction to Hospital Pharmacy Practice2
RXPS 610Pharmacokinetics4
RXPS 651Principles of Medicinal Chemistry I3
RXRX 604Professional Development1
RXSA 6404Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
RXTH 671IPDM II: Fluids and Electrolytes2
Winter Quarter
HLIF 520Data Management: Modeling and Development3
HLIF 525Management of Healthcare Data and Information2
HLIF 548Human Computer Interactions2
RXPS 652Principles of Medicinal Chemistry II4
RXRX 604Professional Development1
RXSA 751Social-Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice3
RXTH 683IPDM IV: Endocrine3.5
RXTH 684IPDM III: Cardiovascular I3.5
Spring Quarter
AHCJ 555Writing for Health-Care Professionals3
RELR 709Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying2
RXPS 653Principles of Medicinal Chemistry III3
RXRX 604Professional Development1
RXSA 646Principles of Management3
RXTH 674IPDM VI: Renal and Respiratory Diseases3.5
RXTH 685IPDM V: Cardiovascular II3.5
Summer Quarter
HLIF 545System Design, Implementation, and Management3
HLIF 560Policy Development for Privacy and Security in Health-Care Systems3
Third Year
Autumn Quarter
HLIF 530Data Analytics and Decision Support3
HLIF 532Financial Management in Health Care2
HLIF 555Health-care Vendor and Project Management2
RELE 706Advanced Ethics in Pharmacy Practice2
RXEE 7902Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy Practice2
RXPC 761Pharmacy Practice I2
RXRX 704Professional Development1
RXTH 770IPDM VII: Infectious Diseases I3.5
RXTH 771IPDM X: Neurology3.5
Winter Quarter
HLIF 540Leadership Perspectives and Practice3
HLIF 565Technical Structures in Health Informatics3
RXPC 760Clinical Pharmacokinetics2
RXPC 762Pharmacy Practice II2
RXRX 704Professional Development1
RXTH 772IPDM IX: Infectious Diseases II3.5
RXTH 773IPDM VIII: Psychiatry3.5
Spring Quarter
HLIF 570Professional Portfolio1
HLIF 575 or 584Capstone: Project and Special Topics in Health Informatics2
RXPC 763Pharmacy Practice III2
RXRX 704Professional Development1
RXSA 743Health Systems, Reimbursement, and Pharmacoeconomics3
RXTH 704IPDM XIII: Special Populations3
RXTH 774IPDM XII: Miscellaneous Conditions and GI Disorders2.5
RXTH 775IPDM XI: Oncology2.5
Fourth Year
Autumn Quarter
RXEE 821Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience I6
RXEE 822Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience II6
Winter Quarter
RXEE 823Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience III6
RXEE 824Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience IV6
Spring Quarter
RXEE 825Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience V6
RXEE 826Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience VI6
 Total Units: 219.5
1

To be taken either Autumn, Winter, or Spring quarter of the second year

2

To be taken either Autumn, Winter, or Spring quarter of the third year

3

To be completed by the end of the third year (no more than 4 units of independent study can be applied to this requirement). Choose from the electives listed below.  Elective courses are subject to change.

4

 Fulfills AHRM 514 Biostatistics for M.S. degree in health informatics

Electives

RXPS 710Dietary Supplements2
RXPS 782Special Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences1-4
RXPS 630Biochemical Aspects of the Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome2
RXPS 783Special Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences1-4
RXPS 784Special Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences1-4
RXRX 506Introduction to Pharmacy Leadership1
RXRX 798Independent Study with Faculty1-4
RXSA 757Clinical Research and Methodology (CRM)2
RXSA 748Advanced Topics in Pharmacy Law1
RXSA 600Philippines Medical Mission Preparation1
RXTH 603Interprofessional Dental Clinic2
RXTH 606Antimicrobial Stewardship1
RXTH 609Advanced Literature Evaluation1
RXTH 604Medical Missions3
RXTH 611Introduction to Nuclear Pharmacy2
RXTH 614Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition1.5
RXTH 701Pediatrics3
RXTH 702Advanced Topics in Neurology and Therapeutics2
RXTH 703Advanced Topics in Critical Care2
RXTH 757Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support3
RXPS 616Neuropsychopharmacology3
RXPS 719Nutrition and Metabolic Syndrome2
RXTH 782Special Topics in Pharmacy Practice1-4
RXTH 783Special Topics in Pharmacy Practice1-4
RXTH 784Special Topics in Pharmacy Practice1-4

Normal time to complete the program

4 years (13 academic quarters) — full-time enrollment required