Personalized & Genomic Medicine Graduate Certificate Program

The fully online Personalized & Genomic Medicine (PMED) Certificate program is designed to help current and future health professionals and researchers understand the genetic foundations of disease and treatment responses based on genetic data. 



Credit Hours


Time to Completion

12 months


Fully Online

Application Deadline

June 1, 2024


" This was a fantastic program. The courses and the faculty are at the cutting edge of the field, and I was able to implement much of what I learned immediately into my current analyses, grants, and papers."

Michael Garvin, PhD, Program Alumni


The personalized & genomic medicine certificate program provides an opportunity for current and future healthcare professionals, researchers and recent graduates of scientific programs to acquire knowledge and skills in the emerging field of personalized medicine. 

Personalized medicine is an evolving scientific and clinical reality with the potential to transform healthcare and improve health outcomes.  Personalized medicine requires the integration of numerous data sources, including clinical observations and imaging, -omics datasets (e.g., genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, metabolomic and proteomic data), and electronic health records.  This online certificate program focuses on genomics, including the genetic underpinnings of disease and treatment response as well as integration of genetic data with other -omics and electronic health data. 

After completion of the certificate program, students will have the skills and knowledge to enable them to incorporate the principles of personalized medicine into their research, clinical, and industry careers. 

Program Details

This program is designed for current and future healthcare professionals, research professionals, and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing further studies in personalized medicine and genomics. This certificate is for students who are looking for initial exposure to personalized medicine or expertise in the field for an employment opportunity.


The Personalized and Genomic Medicine certificate takes two semesters, on average, and can be completed fully online.  The certificate requires 12 credits and four online courses.

Application Deadline: June 1


Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree (minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0) and be proficient in English language skills.


How to Apply to the Certificate

To apply for admission applicants must submit the following:

  • Online Graduate School application
    • Resume/CV: The applicant’s current resume or curriculum vitae, including professional work/practice experience since graduating with a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
    • Statement of Purpose (2 page maximum) addressing these questions:
  1. Why are you interested in obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Personalized and Genomic Medicine from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus?
  2. How will the Graduate Certificate in Personalized and Genomic Medicine help you reach your professional and career goals?
  3. Briefly describe your plan for completing the coursework online in regard to the time commitment for study and maintaining work/life balance.
  4. Briefly describe your previous experience with online courses and learning.
  • Driver’s License: A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state-issued ID.
  • Application Fee: A nonrefundable application fee of $50.00 (U.S. dollars). Checks or money orders should be made out to the University of Colorado.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary colleges and/or universities should be sent directly to:

Electronic Transcripts (preferred) should be sent to:

If sending a physical transcript, please mail to:

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Graduate School

Mail Stop C296

Fitzsimons Building, W5107

13001 E. 17th Place

Aurora, CO 80045

International students must meet ALL of the requirements above and those required by International Admissions.

Course #Required?Course NameCredit HoursSemester
PMED6010YesFoundations in Personalized Health3Fall
PMED6210YesMulti-omic Approaches in Personalized Medicine3Spring
PMED6410No – either 6410 or 6910 must be takenMethods and Challenges in Observational Health Data Analysis3Spring
PMED6910No – either 6410 or 6910 must be takenApplications and Challenges in Personalized Medicine3Spring



PMED 6010 -  Foundations in Personalized Health  (3 Credits)  

PMED6010 introduces students to the field of personalized medicine and prepares students to integrate this field into a variety of health-related professions. Students will gain the foundational knowledge to successfully apply personalized medicine approaches to scientific research and clinical care.

Typically Offered: Fall.

PMED 6110 -  Pharmacogenomics  (3 Credits)  

PMED6110 introduces students to pharmacogenetics, which refers to how genetic factors influence drug metabolism and dosing. Students will gain the foundational knowledge to use pharmacogenetics in scientific research and clinical care. Co-Requisite - PMED 6010.

Typically Offered: Fall.

PMED 6210 -  Multi-Omic Approaches in Personalized Medicine  (3 Credits)  

PMED6210 introduces students to cutting-edge concepts, technologies, analytic methods, and databases for a wide-range of ‘omics approaches that form the foundation of personalized medicine. Critical evaluation of literature utilizing ‘omics methods for personalized medicine will also be emphasized. Requisite: PMED 6010.

Typically Offered: Spring.

PMED 6410 -  Methods and Challenges in Observational Health Data Analysis (3 Credits)  

In this hands-on course students will analyze real EHR data to answer COVID-19-related questions. There are no pre-requisites, and students will be introduced to coding and methods (including machine learning) via synchronous lectures, weekly assignments, and a course project. Prerequisites: PMED6010 and PMED6210

Typically Offered: Spring.

PMED 6910 -  Applications and Challenges in Personalized Medicine  (3 Credits)  

PMED6910 is the capstone experience for students enrolled in the Personalized and Genomic Medicine Graduate Certificate. Students will expand their knowledge of personalized medicine through exposure to real-world applications and in-depth research into the field. Requisite: PMED 6010.

Typically Offered: Spring.

2024-2025 Tuition Rates

In State: Cost per Credit $805

Out of State: Cost per Credit $1179

Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at the University of Colorado is a high-quality and affordable option for learners of all types. Tuition and fees are based largely on the degree program you enroll in.

The tuition amount assessed is determined based on which University of Colorado campus, school, or college is offering your degree program, as well as if it is at the undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page for more information.

Connect with the Personalized & Genomic Medicine Graduate Certificate Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus:  

Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

CU Anschutz

Anschutz Health Sciences Building

1890 N Revere Ct

Mailstop F563

Aurora, CO 80045

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