Certificate in Translational Pharmaceutics

Bridge the Gap Between the Lab and the Clinic


Program Details

  • Location: Online, Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 15 months
  • Class Times: Evenings, Days
  • Cost: $12,320

Next start date

September 2017

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About this Program

In this four-course certificate program, we’ll immerse ourselves in the science and techniques behind drug development across all phases of translational pharmaceutics. You’ll study the principles of pharmacokinetics used to test the effectiveness of a drug in laboratory settings, and learn about navigating the steps from Investigational New Drug (IND) application to product launch. We’ll also investigate how to optimize drug formulation, scale up manufacturing processes and produce biologics and designer drugs. Gain a thorough knowledge of the stages involved in taking a pharmaceutical agent through the complex development process. 


Professionals who work in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and related fields.

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what you'll learn

  • Principles of pharmacokinetics, such as single-dose intravenous and oral kinetics, multiple dosing and the role of disease in drug clearance and dose requirements
  • Methods for designing and optimizing production processes
  • Aspects of current and developmental biomaterials used for formulation and drug delivery systems
  • Key drivers in setting go/no-go decision points in drug development
  • How to develop a product life-cycle plan, identify the competitive environment and perform a marketing analysis of competition 

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

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Learning Formats


This program requires class attendance both online and in person. Half of the class meetings are conducted online. Using Adobe Connect Web conferencing software, you attend class sessions in real time and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat or phone. Course sessions will also be recorded and will be available for you to review, but you must attend at least 80 percent of the class sessions in real time.


Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.

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Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, which allows you to participate in class activities, assignments and discussions on your schedule, from anywhere. Experience cutting-edge technology and a supportive, diverse learning community.

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