Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics, Certificate, Master's

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Support patients and the medical cannabis industry, add to existing research, and develop well-informed medical cannabis policy.

The pioneering MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics is the first graduate program in the United States dedicated to the study of medical cannabis. The two-year program based at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., blends online instruction with face-to-face experiences with our award-winning faculty. Students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with experts in the science, therapeutics, and policy of medical cannabis at live symposia, while online coursework will allow them flexibility when completing assignments. The Graduate Certificate in Medical Cannabis Science, Therapeutics, and Policy is a two-semester, 12-credit program that provides a foundation in cannabis pharmacology and clinical science, historical context, and current policy landscape. The entirely online certificate provides a more limited course of study than the MS degree program.

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Program Details

Class Format

Hybrid, Part Time, Asynchronous

Asynchronous learning means that learning takes place at all different times for students enrolled in a course.

Program Location

Online/Universities at Shady Grove (MS)
Online (Certificate)

Program Length

2 years (MS)
1 year (Certificate)

Credits to Complete

30 (MS), 12 (Certificate)

Cost/Credit Hour

In State: $802
Out of State: $1354


Dates & Deadlines

Fall deadline: July 15 

Program Contacts


Erika Pixley
Associate Director of Admissions
Office of Graduate Programs


Leah Sera, PharmD, MA, BCPS
Program Co-Director

Chad Johnson, PhD
Program Co-Director


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