Medication Outcomes Graduate Certificate


The field of Health Outcomes identifies and measures the relationship between medical treatments and outcomes achieved in real-world environments. The skills learned in this program will help to expand your career in health economics, managed care, policy, medication safety & risk management.

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

  • Structure a medications outcomes analysis
  • Use datasets to conduct a health outcomes evaluation
  • Interpret and apply your findings within the context of other published evidence to develop and recommend 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.


PHP 529: Introduction to Health Outcomes
PHP 559: Essential Methods of Pharmacoepidemiology
PHP 589: Essential Methods of Pharmacoeconomics
PHP 649: Applications of Medication Outcomes Evaluation

Tuition per credit based on 2024/2025 academic year rates (subject to change): $887


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • College transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
    • Interest in program
    • Relevant work experience
    • Reasons for applying to the online program at URI
    • Professional goals, as well as plans for achieving these goals

Fall 2024 Dates

7/30Application Deadline
9/3Classes Begin

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Career Opportunities

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URI Online’s Medication Outcomes Graduate Certificate can open career opportunities in healthcare analytics, where professionals evaluate the effectiveness of medication therapies. This graduate certificate program can lead to diverse opportunities across a variety of fields.


Professionals in this field evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of medication therapies, using data analysis to improve patient care and optimize medication use.


Professionals in this field conduct drug safety and efficacy studies, design clinical trials, and monitor adverse drug reactions to ensure regulatory compliance and improve processes.

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Professionals in this field contribute to evidence-based practice improvements and policy development through clinical research, interpreting study results, and recommending best practices.

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