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About the Program

The online Graduate Certificate in Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics is a 9-credit program composed of five courses that can be completed in as little as one semester. These courses are asynchronous, meaning students can complete coursework at their own convenience and around their own schedule. Students are accepted year-round, and courses are available in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

This program focuses on all the basics of pharmacology, including drug design, research and clinical use. Students will gain a holistic understanding of how drugs interact within major human systems, preparing them for advanced studies at health-profession schools, related master’s degrees or other higher-level studies—and opening opportunities for rewarding careers in medicine, the research specialty of academia and other related fields.

Our graduate certificate is offered through UF’s College of Medicine, which has attained global recognition, in part for its faculty and collaborative research teams. The College of Medicine’s annual grant awards from the National Institutes of Health eclipsed $100 million in 2017, and its pharmacological innovations include the development of the popular glaucoma drug Trusopt. The faculty in this program have a diverse range of research interests, including cancer treatments and chemosensation.