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Medication Therapy Management Online

Overview

The University of Florida’s online Master’s Degree in Medication Therapy Management (MTM) provides healthcare professionals practical skills needed to establish their own MTM practice or discover new career opportunities in community pharmacy settings, private practice, ambulatory care, managed care, MTM vendor companies, and hospitals. The 33-credit, non-thesis program can be completed in as little as four semesters.

Classes are self-directed study. Students can engage with each other and their instructors through online discussion boards.

Designed to enhance career opportunities within healthcare or empower an independent MTM business startup, studies include business models for MTM practices, billing, reimbursement, and regulatory aspects. Students benefit from thorough examination of basic business principles including planning, marketing, management and finance, as well as in-depth courses on medication therapy as they relate to unique body systems to assist in building a successful MTM service.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will earn a Master of Science in Pharmacy with a major in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a concentration in Medication Therapy Management issued by the Graduate School of the University of Florida. Your transcript will read Master of Science in Pharmacy, graduation date, major Pharmaceutical Sciences - Medication Therapy Management. Your diploma will read Master of Science in Pharmacy, major Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Exciting Changes for the Program:

The MS-MTM program is now open to multiple health care professions! The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) indicated that in 2017, MTM services were provided by pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, and physicians. We are excited to open this program up to additional health care professionals that are providing MTM services for patients.

The Center for Quality Medication Management (CQM) at the University of Florida is now overseeing the Master of Science in Pharmacy with a concentration in Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Program. CQM has proudly been one of the premier groups to offer MTM since 2010. CQM is comprised of faculty, clinical pharmacists, and technicians that provide MTM services daily. The staff at CQM has brought their real-world experience and know-how to the MS – MTM material and have updated it to contain the most current information available related to MTM.

Master’s Degree

The Online Master of Science in Medication Therapy Management is designed to assist healthcare professionals in transitioning into careers within hospitals, managed care, MTM vendor companies, or community pharmacy settings. Encouraging patient adherence, students are educated in both the clinical and business aspects of MTM.

Over the course of the program, they learn:

  • How to conduct physical assessments, evaluate medical literature, and communicate with patients and providers
  • How to design an MTM practice, use proper documentation systems, and manage finances as an MTM provider
  • How to improve patient drug adherence, which is key component of billing in MTM

The 33-credit master’s degree can be completed in as little as four semesters at UF. The asynchronous courses are designed to empower healthcare professionals to pursue a degree while continuing to practice. Students will complete two foundations courses before participating in extensive coursework covering the body systems.

The capstone course gives them the opportunity to apply and synthesize information learned during the second foundations class by developing their own MTM practice model.

Non-Degree

Non-degree seeking students have the option to take up to 6 credit hours (two courses) without being admitted to the Online Medication Therapy Management master’s degree program. This offers students with the opportunity to take graduate-level courses and continue their education while deciding if and when to pursue their master’s degree.

UF’s online medication therapy management graduate program provides in-depth courses covering medication therapy management for the following body systems:

These courses enable healthcare professionals to enhance their skills in specific areas without committing to the master’s program. Check which semesters these courses are available.

How much does it cost?

UF’s medication therapy management graduate program offers a competitive tuition for students.

  • Application Fee: $37
  • Cost per Credit Hour: $650 plus fees
  • Credits Required for Master’s Degree: 33
  • Total Master’s Degree Tuition: $21,450 plus fees

In addition to tuition, students will have to pay University-assessed fees. Visit the University Bursar to see the current fee schedule. Fees set by the Florida legislature range from $30 to $50 per credit hour, which varies depending on the student’s enrollment status. Late payments may incur additional fees.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-degree seeking students do not have to pay the application fee. Non-degree seeking students pay the same tuition rate as master’s degree students.

We do not accept UF EEP or Florida State Tuition Waiver, because this is an off-book program that does not receive funds from these programs.

Learn more about tuition and financial aid availability here. Please contact dess@ahc.ufl.edu with any questions.

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