Graduate Certificate: Clinical Pharmacogenomics

Earn your certificate in clinical pharmacogenomics entirely online, in as little as two semesters.


About the Program

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacogenomics is offered by the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida. This program consists of 9 credits and is the only fully online clinical pharmacogenomics training program for pharmacists, physicians, nursing professionals, genetic counselors, and graduate other learners in the United States.

Home to one of the largest clinical pharmacogenomics programs in the country, the UF College of Pharmacy offers the only student pharmacist certification and degree designation in the U.S., along with fellowship and PGY2 Pharmacogenomics residency training opportunities. To date, more than 10,000 patients have undergone pharmacogenomic testing at UF Health.  Program faculty include expert clinicians and researchers who are leaders in the UF Health Precision Medicine Program. The program curriculum draws on more than 10 years’ experience with implementing clinical pharmacogenomics at UF Health and in the College of Pharmacy to provide a real-world perspective on challenges and solutions.

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Who should consider this certificate?

The following clinicians can benefit from obtaining a certificate in clinical pharmacogenomics: pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and genetic counselors.

Who this Program May Appeal to

This program will prepare clinical faculty to:

  • Develop, implement and expand clinical pharmacogenomic services in a variety of practice settings
  • Teach clinical pharmacogenomics to student pharmacists and peers
  • Incorporate pharmacogenomic content into didactic and experiential curriculum at their institution
  • Obtain a graduate certificate or master’s degree for career advancement

You’ll learn from clinicians and researchers who are paving the way in pharmacogenomics:

  • Courses are taught by 20+ faculty leaders in pharmacogenomics and precision medicine
  • $30 million in pharmacogenomics and precision medicine research awards
  • More than 1,000 graduate students and clinicians trained/educated through the Precision Medicine graduate program and UF Health Precision Medicine Program

Certificate Minimum Requirements

For All (Domestic and International) Applicants

  • A baccalaureate degree or the equivalent of a 4-year US bachelor’s degree ( international equivalent) in a science subject (chemistry, biology, genetics, etc.) from an accredited institution. https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/graduate/
  • A professional degree in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, nursing, (e.g. Pharm.D., BS Pharm, RN, Physician’s Assistant, ARNP, MD, DO).
  • If your bachelor’s degree is not in a natural science subject or if you do have a professional degree in a health-related field, please email: onlinepm@cop.ufl.edu
  • An upper-division GPA of 2.5 or higher. To calculate what your upper-division GPA is, please use the Upper Division GPA Worksheet.

For International Applicants Only

TOEFL Exam TypeRequired Score
Paper-based550
Computer-based213
Internet80

Certificate Courses

CourseCourse TitleCreditsSpringSummerFallLength
Required Courses (9 credit hours)
PHA 6935Principles of Pharmacogenomics3xxx16 Weeks
PHA 6935Case Studies in Clinical Pharmacogenomics 2xx16 Weeks
PHA 6935Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation2xx16 Weeks
PHA 6134Foundations of Precision Medicine: Genomic Technologies1xxx5 Weeks
PHA 6935Foundations of Precision Medicine: Genetic Epidemiology1xx5 Weeks