Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutic Management, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Saint Louis University's online post-baccalaureate certificate program in medical cannabis science and therapeutic management provides professionals in health care, law enforcement, social work, education and other fields with an understanding of the benefits of medical cannabis. 

Program Highlights 

  • Designed for professionals who seek a strong understanding of the pharmacological principles of cannabis and greater overall knowledge of the medical cannabis industry. 
  • Provides knowledge of scientific evidence in the successful treatment of multiple medical conditions. 
  • Introduces multiple areas within the medical cannabis industry to give students a holistic view.
  • Offered fully online.
  • Completed in four courses (12 credits). 
  • Taught by industry-expert faculty.

As part of the School for Professional Studies, this 12-credit, fully online program offers technology-driven professionals like you a flexible option to meet your personal career goals. If you have obtained an undergraduate degree or higher, you may pursue a stand-alone certificate. All courses are offered in eight-week terms through SLU Online, making advanced education more accessible for working professionals. 

Faculty

As a student in the School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University, you’ll learn from exceptional faculty who are leading experts in their fields. They bring real-world knowledge to the classroom and are dedicated to your professional success. Learn more on our faculty page.

You could be halfway to a master’s degree. 

Make yourself more marketable by diversifying your expertise and earning a master’s degree. All coursework completed successfully toward a post-baccalaureate certificate may count toward a School for Professional Studies master's degree.   

Master of Professional Studies

Careers

Practitioners in multiple fields can benefit from knowledge gained through a post-baccalaureate certificate program in medical cannabis science and therapeutic management, including:

  • Physicians
  • Pharmacists 
  • Principals or school counselors
  • Social workers 
  • Nurses
  • Police officers 
  • Therapists
  • Dispensary operators

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For priority consideration for graduate assistantship, apply by Feb. 1. 

For more information, visit the student financial services office online at https://www.slu.edu/financial-aid/index.php.

  1. Graduates will be able to use the pharmacological principles of medical cannabis to develop procedures for managing patient health issues.
  2. Graduates will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of cannabis in patient care.
  3. Graduates will be able to evaluate the role of medical cannabis in society.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application​
  • Undergraduate degree (most successful applicants have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better)
  • Official transcript from a degree-granting institution
  • Statement of purpose (about 500 words)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • External reference recommendations (encouraged but not required)

Upon admission, a new student must successfully complete a virtual meeting with their academic coach to be enrolled in first term coursework.

Requirements for International Students

Along with the general admission requirements above, the following must be provided by prospective international students:

  • Demonstration of English Language ProficiencySome examples of demonstrated English language proficiency include minimum score requirements for the following standardized tests:
    • Paper-based TOEFL: 550
    • Internet-based TOEFL: 80
    • IELTS: 6.5
    • PTE: 54
  • Academic records, in English translation, for postsecondary studies outside the United States. These must include the courses taken and/or lectures attended, practical laboratory work, the maximum and minimum grades attainable, the grades earned or the results of all end-of-term examinations, and any honors or degrees received. WES and ECE transcripts are accepted. 

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Program Requirements 

CSO 5000Medical Cannabis History, Society and Science3
CSO 5100Cannabis Pharmacology3
CSO 5200Health Implications and Management Using Medical Cannabis3
CSO 5300Cannabis Entrepreneurship, Law and Compliance3
Total Credits12
 

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Fall 1  
CSO 5000 Medical Cannabis History, Society and Science 3
Fall 2  
CSO 5100 Cannabis Pharmacology 3
 Credits6
Spring
Spring 1  
CSO 5200 Health Implications and Management Using Medical Cannabis 3
Spring 2  
CSO 5300 Cannabis Entrepreneurship, Law and Compliance 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits12

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.