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. The application for fall 2020 is open. 

When is the application deadline for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacogenomics? 
The fall 2020 application deadline is July 1, 2020. 

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