While I think of other options for school, I plan to go for the "Big Name". Here are two programs I am looking at and my thoughts. Which one looks better to you? University of Florida Program: University of Florida - Master of Science in Pharmacy major in Patient Safety and Risk Management - http://pharmreg.dce.ufl.edu/safety.html Residence: These are weekend seminars that begin at noon on Saturday and end in the late afternoon on Sunday. They are issues-oriented. There is one seminar each fall (usually mid-October) and one each spring (usually the first weekend in March). During the two years of the program there are four opportunities to attend a seminar, and three of them must be attended. (that would be easy) Admissions: You must have an undergraduate degree (in any field) or a PharmD degree. You must take the Graduate Record Exam and obtain an acceptable score. Applicants who have already earned a master's degree and applicants who have already earned a doctorate (Pharm.D., J.D., M.D., Ph.D.) may be exempt from the requirement to submit a GRE score. I was told I could probably bypass the GRE. Cost: $650 per credit hour x 21 remaining credits = $13,650 Pre-requisites: none Estimated time to complete: All online courses are 7 weeks in length and are taken sequentially; two courses per semester. It will take 4 semesters to complete the remaining seven classes because the three I have taken would transfer. Quality of school: Excellent Relevance to current position: On a scale of 1-10, 8 University of South Florida Program: University of South Florida – AACSB accredited MBA - http://www.stpt.usf.edu/cob/graduate_studies/index.htm Residence: Hybrid – online plus every Saturday (that would be hard) Admissions: Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) of 500* or better in the last five years; AND GPA of 2.5 or better in the last 60 semester hours of degree-seeking coursework; AND Total score of 1,100 or better using the following formula: Pre-requisites: You can take the MBA Essentials non-credit courses, which are pass/fail and held only here in St. Petersburg. Seven MBA Essentials (replacing nine of the core course requirements) can be taken in one semester. The fee per module for the MBA Essentials is $500, up to a total of $2500 for 5, 6, or 7 modules-- with all books and materials included in this amount. The MBA Essentials are internet-delivered courses handled via Savant, and are held sequentially in two week periods with class meetings only on two Saturdays for each of module. You will also need the two-credit-hour QMB 6305 graduate course in order to meet all of the prerequisites. http://www.stpt.usf.edu/cob/graduate_studies/Prereqs.htm Cost: St. Petersburg Campus In-state tuition $258.77 per credit x 36 credits = $9,315.72 plus $2,500 for pre-reqs = $11,815.72 Estimated time to complete: if I take one class per semester, it will take 13 semesters (4 years plus a semester) to complete the 12 classes plus the one semester of prep classes. Quality of school: Very Good Relevance to current position: On a scale of 1-10, 10 I would also like to think about the versatility of the degree and the fact that I already have an MBA (yes, a “lower” ranking one). Which one looks like a better plan if I wanted to gain a strong degree from a strong school?