Graduate Certificate Curriculum
Managed Care Pharmacy Systems Graduate Certificate

Choose five of the following courses (15 credits):

Course Credit Hours Fall A|B|C Spring A|B|C Summer A|B|C
PHA 6211: Applied Pharmacy Benefit Design (P) 3 credits A (2023) A (2024+)
PHA 6186: POP Foundations I* 3 credits A
PHA 6283: Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics 3 credits B B
PHA 6213: Advanced Case Studies in Managed Care Pharmacy (P) 3 credits B (2023) B (2024+)
PHA 6793: Evidentiary Basis of Pharmaceutical Use 3 credits B B
PHA 6187: POP Foundations 2* 3 credits A
PHA 6276: Pharmacy Benefit Design & Management 3 credits A (2024+) B B (2024)

PHA 6211 Applied Pharmacy Benefit Design will be offered in Fall A 2023.  Starting in 2024, course will only be offered in Summer A.  PHA 6213 Advanced Case Studies in Managed Care Pharmacy will be offered in Fall B 2023.  Starting in 2024, course will only be offered in Summer B.  PHA 6276 Pharmacy Benefit Design & Management will be offered in Spring B 2024, Summer B 2024, and Fall A 2024.  Starting in 2025, the course will be offered only in Fall A and Spring B each year. See the full course schedule for AY 2023-2024 and AY 2024-2025 and beyond here.

*Either of the two Foundations courses can be counted toward the certificate curriculum, but not both.  Students without experience in pharmacy/health care are strongly encouraged to take one of the Foundations courses as their first course in the certificate.

(P) This course has one or more prerequisites.

Courses are offered in half-semester and full-semester formats.  Half-semester courses are indicated as either A (for the first half of the semester) or B (for the second half of the semester).  Full-semester courses are indicated as C courses.  Students typically take one course at a time, but may take both a half-semester course and a full-semester course concurrently. Please see the academic calendar for dates.

Alternate and/or additional course requirements may apply when earning more than one certificate in the Online POP program. Students interested in earning multiple certificates should contact the program’s academic advisor for course planning.