Students are accepted in the fall, spring and summer semesters, and courses are offered year-round.
Students applying to the graduate certificate program pay a $30 application fee. There is no application fee for non-degree seeking students.
Credits from other colleges or universities are not eligible for transfer. However, up to 3 credit hours earned as a non-degree seeking student can be applied toward the graduate certificate program, so long as a student is formally admitted to the program and earned a “B” or higher.
Our graduate certificate program can be completed in as little as one semester. However, students are welcome to complete the program at their own pace. In addition, students have up to seven years to complete the program from the time they begin.
No, all courses are asynchronous and can be completed at your convenience. However, there are deadlines to ensure course completion within each semester.
No, all courses are entirely online with no campus visits required.
Courses are delivered through Canvas, our learning management system. For more information and to log into Canvas, visit the e-Learning website.
On the left-hand menu of the e-Learning login page (http://elearning.ufl.edu/) there are links to tutorials to get you familiar with the Canvas course management system which houses all the content for our online courses. If you need technical assistance during the course, please contact the UF Computing Help Desk. You will need your Gator Link ID. You can access the UF Help Desk when you log into the e-learning website. You can reach them seven days a week (hours vary and they are closed on holidays).
Yes, students may request disability-related accommodations by contacting their instructor and the Disability Resource Center (DRC). In order to receive academic accommodations, students must request that individual accommodation letters be sent each semester to the instructors of each course. For more information, visit the DRC’s Accommodation Letters page. Students can also schedule learning specialist appointments on the DRC Appointments page.
All course communication is done through your UF webmail account, powered by Office 365. To check your UF webmail account, go to outlook.com/ufl.edu and use your GatorLink username and password to log on. Be sure to check your email regularly for course updates and messages.
To participate in online courses, students need:
- GatorLink ID
- High-speed internet access
- The latest version of one of the following browsers:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Headset and microphone
- Microsoft Word and Excel (free to UF students)
Students will utilize the following tools in class:
- Adobe Connect: Click here to watch a video tutorial.
- VoiceThread: Click here for a student user guide.
- Silverlight: Click here to install a free copy of Silverlight
Visit our Technology Requirements page for more information.
After you complete the application and course registration process, you can access online courses by logging into UF’s e-Learning website at any time. Go to http://elearning.ufl.edu/ and select “e-Learning Login” to enter your Gatorlink username and password.
You will not be able to access your course until the start date listed in the course registration materials. Some course content will not be immediately available to you. Instructors may open and close access to lessons according to the schedule posted in the course syllabus.
You can contact the computing help desk for technical assistance. You will need your GatorLink ID. You can access the Help Desk by logging into the e-Learning website. The Help Desk can be reached seven days a week (hours may vary and they are closed on holidays).
The master’s degree and Ph.D. programs focus primarily on lab-based scientific research, whereas the graduate certificate program introduces students to medical pharmacology from both research and clinical perspectives. This makes our graduate certificate useful for STEM professionals looking to expand their pharmacology knowledge and to stand out in an increasingly competitive job market.
The Graduate Certificate in Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics is unique, not only at UF but nationwide, in that it touches on all bases of pharmacology, including drug design, research and clinical use. It is designed to give students a holistic understanding of the role of drugs in medicine and in our everyday lives.
Yes, students in our online program enjoy the same library privileges as on-campus students. Click here to access the University of Florida Library System.
These programs work on a rolling admissions basis, so there is no set date by which applicants are notified of their acceptance. How long it takes depends in part upon the volume of applications they are processing at any given point during the cycle. Applications are not usually reviewed until the semester prior as high numbers of applications require that those for the upcoming semester are prioritized over those applying further in advance. For example, a student applying for a fall semester would be reviewed the previous May/June at the earliest.