Graduate Certificates in Biotechnology

Program Format
On-Ground|
Tuition
College Name
Application Deadlines
Credits Required for Graduation
12

Overview

Students who earn a technical graduate certificate will improve their competency and learn new practical skills, enabling them to increase productivity and further contribute to their professions. The Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology is designed in response to a need in the biotechnology industry for individuals without a biotechnology background to obtain a strong foundation in basic biotechnology concepts and skills. Individuals, particularly those who are working in fields other than biotechnology, will acquire competency and learn new practical skills, enabling them to transition into and contribute productively to biotechnology-related fields.

Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology

  • Certificates consist of four or five courses totaling 12 semester hour credits.
  • The certificate may serve as a gateway to the MS in Biotechnology Program. Individuals who successfully complete the certificate, then apply to the MS in Biotechnology Program and are accepted, may apply all 12 credits towards the degree program.
  • Lab courses are delivered on ground.

Employment in the Biotech Industry

SourceResearch and Development in Biotechnology (NAICS 541711) 

Industry Overview
After New England, the San Francisco Bay Area is the 2nd highest region for innovation capital raised in the biotech sector as of 2016 according to EY’s report “Biotechnology Report 2017: Beyond Borders Staying the Course.”

Certificates 

Certificates are targeted to those who want to advance their careers without getting a master’s degree.  Certificates include:

-Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology

-Graduate Certificate in Experimental Biotechnology

-Graduate Certificate in Molecular Biotechnology

-Graduate Certificate in Process Sciences

-Graduate Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Analytical Sciences

-Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technologies

-Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science

-Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology Enterprise

Click here to learn more about each graduate certificate.

Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology: Designed in response to a need in the biotechnology industry for individuals without a biotechnology background to obtain a strong foundation in basic biotechnology concepts and skills.
Location: Boston, San Francisco (on ground), online
Commitment/Duration: 1 year
Program Format: on ground, online

Microcredentials in Biotechnology

The ever-changing landscape of the biotechnology field requires constant training. This minicourse is designed to familiarize participants with some of the most cutting-edge topics available in molecular biology today: stem cells, RNA interference, CRISPR/CAS9, CAR T-cells, gene therapy, and more. Participants will learn the theory behind these new technologies, how they are done, and their power in scientific discovery and treatment.

See Microcredentials in Cell Therapies and Biopharmaceutical Technologies.

Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to innovate, collaborate, and lead as research, managerial, or technical professionals in a wide range of biotechnology specialties.

The multibillion-dollar biotechnology industry is diverse, growing, and filled with opportunity. Individuals with advanced scientific knowledge, intellectual flexibility, drive, and professional skills can pursue paths of innovation with the potential to meet critical healthcare and environmental challenges—and to change lives. The industry’s unparalleled growth is projected to continue in the coming years. The result is an ongoing expansion of career opportunities on every level and in every industry sector, from large pharmaceutical operations to entrepreneurial biotechnology startups.

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