Medication Outcomes Graduate Certificate

Asynchronous Online | 12-Credits | 7-Week Sessions

The field of Health Outcomes identifies and measures the relationship between medical treatments and outcomes achieved in real-world environments. Medication outcomes – a subspecialty of the Health Outcomes field – combines multiple disciplines, including epidemiology, health economics, statistics, humanistic outcomes assessment, and health policy.

Upon completion of the Medication Outcomes Graduate Certificate Program, you will be able to:

  • structure and conduct a medications outcomes evaluation;
  • Interpret and apply your findings within the context of other published evidence to develop rational policies for medication use; and
  • assist health plans, hospitals, accountable care organizations, state agencies, and other health-system stakeholders to reduce pharmacy costs and promote the safe and effective medication use through data-driven approaches.

Courses Include:
PHP529: Introduction to Health Outcomes
PHP559: Essential Methods of Pharmacoepidemiology
PHP589: Essential Methods of Pharmacoeconomics
PHP649: Applications of Medication Outcomes Evaluation

Fall 2023 Dates:

8/1Application Deadline
9/5Classes Begin
$856Per Credit

Admission Criteria

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for regular admission
  • Applicants with lower then a 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission — please contact before applying to discuss the GPA requirement.
  • CV/Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • College transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Personal Statement Including
    • How you will utilize data in your current profession and what you want to achieve by obtaining the Graduate Certificate in Medication Outcomes at URI
    • What are the gaps you aim to fill in your education and/or profession with this certificate
    • How you see this certificate helping you meet your future professional and/or educational goals
    • Which course you are most looking forward to and why
  • Any additional evidence of relevant professional or non-credit bearing courses that you may have taken


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Program Directors

Megan McCormick

Stephen Kogut