Areas of Concentration

The USC School of Pharmacy is pleased to formally announce the introduction of six areas of concentration in the PharmD curriculum starting in the 2016-17 academic year:

  • Comprehensive Medication Management and High-Risk Populations
  • Education
  • Health Systems and Care Management
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Public and International Health
  • Research

Twelve units will be required for each area of concentration and can be completed as part of the regular Pharm.D. curriculum.  All students who plan to pursue an area of concentration must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and formally apply online.

For any questions about our areas of concentration, please e-mail Dr. Ian Haworth ( or Dr. Maryann Wu (