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Medication Therapy Management Online

Overview

The University of Florida’s Online Master of Science in Pharmacy with a concentration in Medication Therapy Management (MTM) provides licensed, practicing pharmacists practical skills needed to establish their own MTM practice or discover new career opportunities in community pharmacy settings, managed care, MTM vendor companies and hospitals. The 33-credit, non-thesis program can be completed in as little as five semesters.

Classes are a hybrid of self-directed study and online live meetings. Students can engage with each other and their instructors in real time and through online discussion boards.

Designed to enhance career opportunities with an MTM provider 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.

Master’s Degree

The Online Master of Science in Pharmacy with a concentration in Medication Therapy Management is designed to assist pharmacists 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 five semesters at UF. The synchronous courses with convenient weekly online meeting times are designed to empower pharmacists 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 pharmacists 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: $30
  • 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.

Master’s Degree Students

Master’s degree students are responsible for any travel costs for visiting UF in Gainesville to attend the MTM Institute and final comprehensive exam.

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.

At a Glance