Students pursuing the PharmD degree may also elect to pursue a graduate certificate. Graduate certificates allow students to indicate an area of interest within the health care industry. Graduate academic certificates require a total of 12 credits. Students can use 9 of the credits for the certificates outlined below towards the elective credit requirement for the PharmD program. To complete the requirements for the certificate, students must take an additional course as specified by the certificate that is being pursued. As with the dual degree programs, students are strongly encouraged to meet with the School of Pharmacy Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs to ensure that they have properly declared an intent to pursue a graduate academic certificate.