Jun 18, 2024  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Services Administration, M.S.


The School of Pharmacy offers a Master of Science online degree in health services administration.

All Students Select One Specialty Track


  • Specialty Tracks through the Biopharmaceutical Regulatory Compliance Group
    • Biopharmaceutical Regulatory Compliance
    • Healthcare Risk Management
    • Forensic Pharmacy
    • Healthcare Policy Analysis
    • Biopharmaceutical Product Representation
    • Clinical Research Administration
    • Patient Safety Systems
    • Healthcare Security Systems
    • Healthcare Ethics & Equity

Health Institution Leadership Group Specialty Listings

  •  Specialty Tracks through the Health Institution Leadership Group
    • Health Institution Leadership
    • Health Economics & Outcomes
    • Healthcare Quality & Improvement
    • Rural Healthcare Coordination
    • Geriatric Care Systems
    • Healthcare Entrepreneurism
    • Healthcare Financing
    • Health Information Technology
    • Healthcare Writing and Reporting

Biopharmaceutical Regulatory Compliance Group


Biopharmaceutical Regulation & Compliance Track


The following tables provides a list of required courses for the track listed

Forensic Pharmacy Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (9 credit hours)

Healthcare Policy Analysis Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (9 credit hours)

Biopharmaceutical Product Representation Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (9 credit hours)

Clinical Research Administration Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (10 credit hours)

Patient Safety Systems Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (9 credit hours)

Healthcare Security Systems Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (9 credit hours)

Healthcare Ethics & Equity Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (10 credit hours)

Health Institution Leadership Group


Health Institution Leadership Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (9 credit hours)

Health Economics and Outcomes


Specialty Track Required Coursework (10 credit hours)

Healthcare Quality & Outcomes Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (8 credit hours)

Rural Healthcare Coordination Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (9 credit hours)

Geriatric Care Systems Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (9 credit hours)

Healthcare Entrepreneurism Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (9 credit hours)

Healthcare Financing Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (9 credit hours)

Health Information Technology Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (9 credit hours)

  • Credits: 3
  • PHCY 5XXX Information Design and Analysis 2 Credits
  • PHCY 5XXX Healthcare Information Systems 2 Credits
  • PHCY 5XXX Information Managment 2 Credits
  • Specialty Track Electives (choose 6 hours from list)

Healthcare Writing & Reporting Track


Specialty Track Required Coursework (9 credit hours)

  • Credits: 3
  • PHCY 5XXX Health Institution Leadership 2 Credits
  • PHCY 5XXX Health Data in Figures, Tables & Graphs 2 Credits
  • PHCY 5XXX The Healthcare Message 2 Credits
  • Specialty Track Electives (choose 6 hours)

Additional Notes


NOTE: Specialty track electives can be any course provided in the MSHSA program.

Please consult with the program director if you have questions on the electives to choose for a specific track.

Those course numbers with PHCYXXXX are currently being built or waiting on approval from the University. Please contact the MS HSA program for questions

Additional Requirements


This degree is geared toward new and mid-career practitioners including pharmacists, nurses, physicians, social workers, and other health care professionals who want to become department directors, patient safety coordinators and/or directors, regulatory compliance officers, clinical research associates, health outcomes researchers or take on leadership roles as advanced practice practitioners.

The program also benefits health care workers in fields such as management positions, pharmaceutical sales representatives, medical science liaisons and pharmacy technician educators as well as new clinical faculty at newly established pharmacy colleges.

Available nationwide the master’s program is delivered via a mix of online self-study and online project-based coursework.

The program can be completed in two years of part-time study. Students must travel to the UW Laramie campus for two weekend seminars during the two-year program (based on travel restrictions during the pandemic this was held online). Graduates will be expected to complete 30 credit hours of coursework and pass a comprehensive final exam. Coursework will be completed over five consecutive semesters however students can take up to 6 years to complete the program.

A prospective student should have earned at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. To find out more about the application process please see the following website www.uwyo.edu/pharmacy/online-ms-program or contact the Student Services Office.