Ph.D. in Pharmacoeconomics

First Semester: Fall

Table 1: First Semester Fall Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Research in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 801 3
Data Analysis Methods in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 829 3
Fundamentals of Epidemiology BIOE 812 3
Fundamentals of SAS for Epidemiology BIOE 813 3
Health Care Economics ECON 7701 3
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Total Semester Hours   16

Second Semester: Spring

Table 2: Second Semester Spring Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Biostatistics for Health Sciences II BIOE 821 3
Advanced Health Economics HOPR 878 3
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Integrity in the Conduct of Scientific Research IP 801 1
Pharmacoeconomics I HOPR 879 3
Advanced Epidemiology BIOE 822 4
Total Semester Hours   15

Third Semester: Fall

Table 3: Third Semester Fall Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Qualitative Research Methods NSG 913 3
Government Regulated Health Services HADM 7105 3
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Special Topics HOPR 840 1-3
Research Techniques in Pharmacoeconomics I HOPR 812 3
Applied Pharmacoeconomics I HOPR 816 2
Electives TBA 3
Total Semester Hours   16-18

Fourth Semester: Spring

Table 4: Fourth Semester Spring Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Strategies for Health Policy Formulation and Planning HOPR 825 3
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Applied Pharmacoeconomics II HOPR 827 2
Electives TBA 3-6
Total Semester Hours   9-12

Fifth Semester: Fall

Table 5: Fifth Semester Fall Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Doctoral Dissertation and Research HOPR 900 8
Electives TBA 3-6
Total Semester Hours   12-16

Sixth Semester: Spring

Table 6: Sixth Semester Spring Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Doctoral Dissertation and Research HOPR 900 8
Total Semester Hours   9

Seventh Semester: Fall

Table 7: Seventh Semester Fall Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Doctoral Dissertation and Research HOPR 900 8
Total Semester Hours   9

Summary

  • Required Course Hours: 44
  • Required Elective Course Hours: 9
  • Seminar Hours: 8
  • Dissertation Hours: 16
  • Total Hours: 77 (minimum required)

Additional Information

Items italicized are courses at the University of Memphis.

In addition to courses listed in the Typical Course of Study, some students may be required to take prerequisite and/or remedial courses based on educational background and scores on screening examinations. Other courses may be identified by students and/or Committee.

Students entering the program with a Master's degree may have required and/or elective courses waived by the graduate faculty based on their curriculum.

In the final two semesters, students must take a minimum of 9 hours (any combination of credit hours from seminar, dissertation or electives that equal 9 or more is acceptable).

Students must enroll in the Seminar 919 course each semester in which they are enrolled in the HOPR Program. If a student completes the requirements for Ph.D. in less than 8 semesters, they will be required to complete only the number of hours of Seminar which equals the number of semesters enrolled in the HOPR program.

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Graduate Program
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UTHSC College of Pharmacy
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Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-1060
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