We are pleased to announce that we have a new HOPE graduate certificate and a dual PharmD/MS degree!


HOPE Certificate

The goal of the HOPE certificate is to expose the learner to foundational concepts relevant to the field of health economics, outcomes, and research (HEOR). The certificate will be particularly useful for students considering HEOR career paths with the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, health insurance payers, and government healthcare agencies.

For information on admission requirements and application, please click here.


Dual PharmD/MS Degree

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) & Master of Science in Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (MS-HOPE) dual degree program combines the educational strengths of the Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy (EMSOP) and the Rutgers School of Public Health (SPH). Graduates of the PharmD/MS-HOPE will receive complementary training in pharmacy and health economics and outcomes research (HEOR). They will be well-positioned to take leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry and pharmacy benefit management. The program will create alumni who are powerful change agents and positively impact patient care while promoting the cost-effective use of pharmaceuticals.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy PharmD degree program;
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher;
  • PharmD students may formally apply to MS-HOPE program in the fall of the second professional year (P2) but no later than the end of the SPH Spring application deadline of the fourth professional year (P4).
  • The GRE requirement for MS-HOPE admission will be waived.

For more information about the dual degree program, please contact:

HOPE Program Director
Laura T. Pizzi, PharmD, MPH

EMSOP Liaison to HOPE & Senior Associate Dean for Planning and Assessment
Carol S. Goldin, PhD
(848) 445-6254


Further Information

For more information, please contact info_HOPE@pharmacy.rutgers.edu.