Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Pharmacogenomics - Graduate Certificate in PGx

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Graduate Certificate in PGx 

The Manchester Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics (GC in PGx) is for health care professionals seeking to enhance, expand, and differentiate their practice and optimize the care they provide their patients.

The GC in PGx is comprised of five cutting-edge courses aimed at providing education into the depth and breadth of pharmacogenomics, so that practitioners can build their competencies and apply important foundational knowledge about PGx to their practice.  

The 12 semester-credit-hour program provides approximately 180 contact hours, delivered 100% online. Additionally, these courses can be applied to completion of our Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics Program, which aims to train individuals in a broader leadership role in this exciting field. 

FAQs 

When can new students enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics Program? 
There are two times per year that new students can apply to the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics, spring and fall. 

What are the admission requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics?  
To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics, candidates must: 

  • Possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in science or a science related field (chemistry, biology, etc.); or a professional degree (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc.); or a master's degree in science or science related field (genetic counseling, etc.) 
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 is required on a 4.0 scale 
  • A minimum science GPA of a 2.7 is required on a 4.0 scale  

How do I apply for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics? 
Application materials are to be submitted through the Pharmacy Graduate Application Service (PharmGRAD) found here. You must report ALL institution(s) attended on your PharmGRAD application and request ALL transcript(s) be sent directly from the institution(s) to PharmGRAD. *Please note: Only select ONE program under Manchester University once you have created your PharmGRAD account.

When is the application deadline for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics? 
Click here for application deadlines.

Do I need to take the GRE to be considered for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics?
No, the GRE is not required for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics.  

How many credits are required for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics? 
To earn the Graduate Certificate in PGx, students are required to complete 12 semester hour credits (8 required & at least 4 from electives). 

    Required  

    Course Number 

    Course Name 

    Credit Hours 

    PGx 501 

    Introduction to Pharmacogenomics 

    PGx 508 

    Pharmacogenomics in Practice 1 

    PGx 526 

    Applied Pharmacogenomics 1 

    Electives  

    Course Number 

    Course Name 

    Credit Hours 

    PGx 462 

    Research and Innovative Practice Seminar 

    PGx 505 

    Pharmacology 

    PGx 511 

    Advanced Molecular Biology 

    PGx 512 

    Advanced Pharmacokinetics 

    PGx 521 

    Human Genetics 

    PGx 531 

    Bioinformatics 

    PGx 533 

    Biostatistics/Data Analysis 

    PGx 536 

    Applied Pharmacogenomics 2 

    PGx 528 

    Pharmacogenomics in Practice 2 

    PGx 592 

    Pharmacogenomics Laboratory 

      

    Recommended Plan of Study for Clinicians to earn the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics  
    PGx 501 Introduction to Pharmacogenomics – 2 SCH 
    PGx 508 Pharmacogenomics in Practice 1 – 3 SCH 
    PGx 526 Applied Pharmacogenomics 1 – 3 SCH 
    PGx 512 Advanced Pharmacokinetics – 2 SCH 
    PGx 528 Pharmacogenomics in Practice 2 – 2 SCH 

    Recommended Plan of Study for Genetic Counselors to earn the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics  
    PGx 501 Introduction to Pharmacogenomics – 2 SCH 
    PGx 508 Pharmacogenomics in Practice 1 – 3 SCH 
    PGx 526 Applied Pharmacogenomics 1 – 3 SCH 
    PGx 505 Pharmacology – 4 SCH 
    PGx 528 Pharmacogenomics in Practice 2 – 2 SCH 

    What is the cost of the GC in PGx? 
    Tuition and fee information can be found on the website here.  

    What is the difference between the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics and the Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics Program? 
    The GC in PGx focuses on clinical sciences intended to enhance and differentiate clinical practice, whereas the MS in PGx combines basic and clinical sciences intended to provide broader PGx education connecting basic and clinical science. 

    Does the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics have to be completed within a certain timeframe?
    Technology in PGx changes rapidly and we want to ensure that our graduates have received the most up-to-date training at the point of graduation.  In order to ensure that our graduates are prepared, we require all course work to be completed within two years of the student’s start date.  

    Can I transition from the GC to the MS? 
    Yes  

    May I request transfer credits for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics?
    No