GRADUATE ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES A graduate academic certificate is an academic credential earned by completion of focused graduate coursework. The course offerings allow a student to obtain specialized training in an area that will complement their Doctor of Pharmacy courses. Graduate academic certificates require completion of four graduate courses and will appear on student transcripts. Currently, two certificate programs are available to students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. HEALTHCARE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT The Healthcare Business Management Graduate Academic Certificate will enhance your adaptability to the ever more complex health care environment and provides you with the foundational knowledge to manage or be the proprietor of a health care practice, such as a pharmacy. The three elective courses in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum can be used to meet the 12 credit-hour requirement for this certificate. Learn more. HEALTHCARE QUALITY AND PATIENT SAFETY The Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Graduate Academic Certificate will help students gain the skills and expertise to become effective leaders in the growing field of quality and safety practitioners. The core of the certificate is comprised of four courses. Three of the four electives in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum can be used to meet the 12 credit-hour requirement for this certificate. Learn more. DUAL DEGREE OPTION: DOCTOR OF PHARMACY AND MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Set yourself apart by taking advantage of our dual degree option. Regis PharmD students have the opportunity to pursue their Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration concurrently with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Management and leadership positions in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, retail pharmacies, and managed care organizations increasingly require the pharmaceutical knowledge obtained through a Doctor of Pharmacy degree combined with management, administrative, and business knowledge. You’ll gain the legal, financial, management and administrative skills needed to keep major health care companies and organizations running smoothly and efficiently. With dual enrollment, seven of the 12 required courses for the MS in Health Services Administration can be fulfilled through required and elective courses in the PharmD curriculum. The five additional courses can be completed during summer terms or after completion of the PharmD program. Learn more.