Graduate Certificate in Implementation Science

On Campus, or Online

The University of Florida’s Graduate Certificate in Implementation Science is an 11-credit one-year, part-time program that gives students the background and skills they need to build a foundation in the growing field of health care research. It is offered on-site at UF’s main campus in Gainesville or via distance education for new and current students.

Please note, information on this page refers to the in-person attendance track. For the Online Graduate Certificate program, please visit the program page here.

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June 30, 2024

The Graduate Certificate program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2024. Applications are due for consideration by June 30, 2024 for rolling admission.

Gain Skills in Translational Science and Research Methodology

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Implementation Science, students will be able to:

  • Explain fundamental concepts of the design, conduct, and interpretation of dissemination and implementation research
  • Compare and appraise the various research designs commonly used in translational health research, and identify the appropriate design to answer a given clinically meaningful research question
  • Describe key concepts needed to successfully conduct clinical effectiveness and implementation science studies that involve communities as collaborators in the research process
  • Design an implementation study in a collaborative environment to address a real clinical concern in a learning health system environment

Required Courses

The Graduate Certificate in Implementation Science is an 11-credit-hour certificate program.

Credits earned in the certificate can be transferred toward the master’s degree if a student is admitted to the master’s degree program and earns a grade of B or higher in those credits.

Graduate Certificate in Implementation Science Required Courses

Course Title credits
GMS 6851 Fundamentals of Dissemination & Implementation Research 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6852 Community Engaged Research for Clinical Effectiveness and Implementation Science Studies 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6853 Improvement and Implementation Science in the Learning Health System 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6885 Translational Health Research Design 3 Letter-grade
Total 11 credits minimum

Who should apply?

The certificate program is ideal for faculty and current health care professionals, including health care administrators, clinicians, residents and fellows, research coordinators, and graduate students in the health sciences who desire the foundational knowledge in the development, evaluation, and implementation of programs, policies, and interventions aimed at improving health in communities and quality of care in complex health systems, but do not have the time or desire to commit to a full graduate degree.

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The Graduate Certificate program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2024. Applications are due for consideration by June 30, 2024 for rolling admission.

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Career Prospects in the Field

Graduates of our programs are positioned at the forefront of translational science, with an increased emphasis on patient-centered outcomes, clinical effectiveness and implementation science.