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Pharmacy Leadership and Administration

The Application Cycle for 2024-26 Cohort has CLOSED. Please check back for the 2025-27 application information.

*Please note that deadlines posted to the UHCOP website apply to the university portion of the application only. Please check with each individual hospital for PhORCAS deadlines.

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About the Program

In addition to guidance and classroom instruction from award-winning pharmacy leaders at the local and state level, The Houston Program has hosted such national thought leaders as ASHP Whitney Award Lecturer David Zilz.

Taking full advantage of the resources of the world’s largest medical center, the 24-month Houston Program in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration offers unique learning, teaching and collaboration opportunities to train the next generation of pharmacy leaders. 

The University of Houston College of Pharmacy offers a Master of Science in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration, with PGY1 and PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) residency programs from seven leading Texas Medical Center institutions.

Texas Medical Center institutions with HSPA residencies participating in the Houston Program:

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Harris Health System

HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood

Houston Methodist Hospital

Memorial Hermann Health System

Texas Children's Hospital

The University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center

Program Mission and Vision


To be the premier platform to develop influential pharmacy leaders.


To develop versatile pharmacy leaders who will advance healthcare by utilizing collaborative experiential and academic resources at the University of Houston, at our Texas Medical Center partners, and throughout the greater Houston area.

Program Features

  • 24-month program offering M.S. in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration and PGY1/PGY2 certificate

  • Collaborate and learn from leaders at some of the top pharmacy institutions in the country

  • ASHP-matching, accredited residency programs offered by seven Texas Medical Center institutions

  • Coordinated interview process

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