The purpose of this dual degree is to provide an opportunity for professional students in the UI College of Pharmacy to receive formal training in Health Informatics in addition to training in pharmacotherapy and healthcare. Students completing the dual degree will receive an M.S. non-thesis in Informatics (Health Informatics – Pharmacy) from the Graduate College and a PharmD from the College of Pharmacy. Students will develop special expertise in information technology, including management of electronic health records, health information exchange standards, electronic prescribing, medication management, decision support, and other competencies.

PharmD students eligible to apply to the MS in Informatics (Health Informatics - Pharmacy) include those who have completed their bachelor's degree or 120 s.h. of coursework.

Application requirements (in terms of documents to present) are the same as those for other MS and PhD students. 

It is recommended that pharmacy students apply to the Graduate College for admission to the MS in Informatics (Health Informatics – Pharmacy) before entering the spring semester of their 1st year (P1) coursework.