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.  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 at the top 10 percent of the class
  • For pharmacy students starting in the first year—
    • Minimum G.P.A. of 3.5 or ranked at the top 10 percent of the class
    • Evidence of past course work in informatics
First YearUnits
RELT 706Adventist Beliefs and Life2
RXEE 580Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience—Community I3
RXPC 561Pharmaceutical Care I4
RXPS 501Pharmaceutical Calculations2
RXPS 502Pharmaceutics I4
RXPS 503Pharmaceutics II3
RXPS 515Pharmaceutics Laboratory I0.5
RXPS 516Pharmaceutics Laboratory II0.5
RXPS 541Foundations of Biomedical Science I4
RXPS 542Foundations of Biomedical Science II4
RXRX 500AProfessional Development1.5
RXRX 500BProfessional Development1.5
RXSA 547Pharmacy Law2
RXSA 555Epidemiology and Public Health3
RXSA 6501Biostatistics3
RXTH 560Pharmacist-Guided Self Care5
RXTH 570Introduction to Disease Management2.5
Second Year
RELE 705Ethics in Pharmacy Practice3
RELR 709Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying2
RXDI 664Drug Information and Literature Evaluation3
RXEE 680Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience—Community II2
RXEE 690Introduction to Hospital Pharmacy Practice2
RXPS 610Pharmacokinetics4
RXPS 661Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology I5
RXPS 662Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology II5
RXRX 600AProfessional Development1.5
RXRX 600BProfessional Development1.5
RXSA 646Principles of Management3
RXSA 751Social-Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice3
RXTH 671Fluids and Electrolytes2
RXTH 674Renal and Respiratory Diseases3.5
RXTH 683Endocrine3.5
RXTH 684Cardiovascular I3.5
RXTH 685Cardiovascular II3.5
Health informatics courses: 
Autumn Quarter: 
HLIF 510Health-Care Information Systems4
HLIF 515The U.S. Health-Care System4
Winter Quarter: 
HLIF 548Human Computer Interactions2
HLIF 565Technical Structures in Health Informatics3
Spring Quarter: 
AHCJ 555Writing for Health-Care Professionals3
HLIF 525Management of Health-Care Data and Information2
HLIF 545System Design, Implementation, and Management3
Summer Quarter: 
Third Year
RELE 706Advanced Ethics in Pharmacy Practice2
RELT 740World Religions and Human Health3
RXEE 790Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy Practice2
RXPC 761Pharmacy Practice I2
RXPC 762Pharmacy Practice II2
RXPC 763Pharmacy Practice III3
RXRX 700AProfessional Development1.5
RXRX 700BProfessional Development1.5
RXSA 743Health Systems, Reimbursement, and Pharmacoeconomics3
RXTH 704Special Populations3
RXTH 770Infectious Diseases I3.5
RXTH 771Central Nervous System II3.5
RXTH 772Infectious Diseases II3.5
RXTH 773Central Nervous System I3.5
RXTH 774Gastrointestinal Disorders2.5
RXTH 775Oncology2.5
Health informatics courses: 
Autumn Quarter: 
HLIF 526Quality and Performance Improvement for Health Care2
HLIF 530Data Analytics and Decision Support3
HLIF 555Health-Care Vendor and Project Management3
Winter Quarter: 
HLIF 520Data Management: Modeling and Development3
HLIF 550Systems Security in Health Care2
Spring Quarter: 
HLIF 540Leadership Perspectives and Practice4
HLIF 570Professional Portfolio2
HLIF 575 or 584Capstone Project and Special Topics in Health Informatics2
Fourth Year
Six (6) of the following eight (8) APPE courses required: 
RXEE 821Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience I6
RXEE 822Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience II6
RXEE 823Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience III6
RXEE 824Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience IV6
RXEE 825Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience V6
RXEE 826Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience VI6
RXEE 827Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience VII6
RXEE 828Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience VIII6
 Total Units: 216.5

Normal time to complete the program

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