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Join the Health Care Revolution
The application of personalized medicine in healthcare is dependent on the ability of healthcare to interpret and apply new and rapidly developing genetic and genomic information to patients’ treatments. As the healthcare experts in pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, pharmacists are well-positioned to be the healthcare experts in pharmacogenomics.
The Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics provides recent Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy graduates the opportunity to explore the relationship between an individual’s genetic make-up and both their health and their response to medications.
Through it’s curriculum, the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics introduces students to the most widely used genomic laboratory techniques and interpretation of pharmacogenomics data used in personalizing drug therapy. Introductory concepts of genomic data science are also to be introduced in a hands-on format.
Please direct questions about the program to PGxMasters@su.edu.
Program of Study
Our program provides exclusively online instruction designed to give you the schedule flexibility you need. Students will develop graduate-level critical thinking and analysis, problem solving, scientific inquiry, self-directed learning and the effective use of modern technology for continued enhancement of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine.
Program topics include:
- Genetic Foundations of Personalized Medicine
- Genomic Technology and Data Science
- Clinical Applications Pharmacogenomics
- Pharmacogenomics Literature Evaluation
- Analytical Techniques – Pharmacogenomics
- Ethics in Genomic Science
- Therapeutic Antibodies
Meet the Faculty
The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy recruits faculty who are accomplished teachers, researchers, and clinicians.
Upon acceptance to the graduate certificate program, the Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine Program Director will become your academic advisor, focusing on certificate completion
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When will I be notified of acceptance into the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics Program?
Applications are reviewed after the application close date. Notices of acceptance are typically made within one month of the application close date.
How many students are admitted per year to the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics Program?
The number of students admitted depends on the number of qualified applicants. This program has a capacity of five students per year.
Is the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics Program a full-time or part-time program?
This is a part-time program. Students will typically be enrolled in three to six credits a term over the course of five sequential terms (Summer-Fall-Spring-Summer-Fall).
Is the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics Program an online or in-person program?
This is an entirely online program and most work can be completed asynchronously. Students have flexibility in when to complete their coursework, allowing students to continue working full- or part-time while completing the certificate.
Do I have to have a Pharm.D. to apply to the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics Program?
The coursework in the program is targeted towards students with a Pharm.D. level of education. Applicants must either have a Pharm.D. (past year graduates) or anticipate completing their Pharm.D. (current year graduates) before the Summer term start of the program.
Do I have to be a licensed Pharmacist to apply to the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics Program?
Applicants from the current graduating year that will be starting the program immediately after graduation are not required to have a current license, though they are expected to work towards their license in the first year of the program. Applicants with a Pharm.D. from a previous year are required to have a current unrestricted license as a Pharmacist from their practicing state(s)’ Department of Health Professions or Board of Pharmacy.
What if I want a M.S.?
In your last semester of the Graduate Certificate program you can apply for admissions to the M.S. in Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine Program. You will be required to complete a research project that, along with your Pharm.D. coursework and Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics coursework, will add up to a M.S. in Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine.
What can I do with a Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics?
The knowledge gained from this certificate program will enhance your ability to practice pharmacy, drawing upon up-and-coming advances in Pharmacogenomics. This may assist in securing a residency or fellowship or employment in a field that requires more specialized knowledge of Pharmacogenomics. This certificate is also a stepping stone to our M.S. in Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine Program.