Graduate Programs


Students in The University of Toledo’s master’s program in Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences learn to develop more effective, efficient pharmaceutical care. 

Our program focuses on research into the managerial, economic, financial, legal and behavioral principles involved in providing pharmaceutical services to patients. 

Master’s students choose a concentration in: 

  • Outcomes research 
  • Pharmacoeconomics 
  • Social and behavioral sciences 

Interested students are encouraged to visit the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to discuss their career plans with the Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences faculty.  

Top Reasons to Study health outcomes and socioeconomic sciences at UToledo

  1. Graduate assistantships.
    Graduate assistantships cover tuition and offer a stipend. They are highly competitive.
  2. Expert faculty.
    Our faculty members have diverse research interests and are nationally recognized.
  3. Opportunities to publish.
    Most students complete one or more manuscripts by the time they graduate.

Master’s students have many opportunities for research and hands-on projects. The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has ongoing collaborations with major health groups, the pharmaceutical industry and managed-care organizations.  

Student researchers can apply for competitive scholarships, tuition waivers and stipends through the Pharmaceutical Care and Outcomes Research Laboratory. 

Master’s student must complete a thesis. Most complete one or more manuscripts for publication.   

Faculty members are nationally recognized in their specialties and have diverse research interests, including: 

  • Pharmacoeconomics and outcomes 
  • Health services 
  • Comparative effectiveness 
  • Medication adherence 
  • Health disparities 
  • Developing real-world evidence studies to help understand value-based decision making and outcomes-driven health-care delivery  
  • Social determinants of health 
  • Healthcare administration.  


What jobs can I get with a health outcomes and socioeconomic sciences degree?

Graduates of our master’s program have successfully launched careers in a variety of healthcare and pharmaceutical fields. UToledo alumni have been employed as:  

  • Assistant professor, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C. 
  • Associate director of coordination and analysis, Ebola Epidemic Relief  
  • Associate director, head of health-care policy, Novartis AG, China  
  • Dean and professor, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Ill. 
  • Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Oncology, AstraZeneca  
  • Executive director, Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Health-care research analyst, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
  • Health economist, greater Los Angeles area 
  • Health research specialist, Health Services Research & Development  
  • Principal, Outcometrix consulting firm 
  • Senior director, global & U.S. immuno/oncology team leader, Outcomes & Evidence, Pfizer Inc. 

Our graduates also have gone on to doctoral programs at: 

  • Auburn University 
  • Ohio State University 
  • Purdue University 
  • University of Arizona 
  • University of Cincinnati 
  • University of Georgia 
  • University of Michigan 
  • University of Minnesota 
  • University of Mississippi  
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
  • University of Southern California 
  • West Virginia University






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Last Updated: 11/16/23