Graduate Certificates


  • Center City Campus
  • College of Health Professions

Degree Earned

Program Length
1-2 year

Program Type

  • On Campus

BA/BS, 30 science credits

Students who have a Bachelor of Science with at least 30 science credits (biology, chemistry and/or medical sciences) can earn a graduate certificate to gain mastery of the technical and analytical skills in specific areas of clinical or research laboratory practice. Select an accelerated (3-semester, full-time) or extended (5-semester, part-time) schedule.

  • Molecular Biology – Molecular biologists use a wide variety of techniques to prepare specimens for diagnosing genetic diseases, identifying infectious agents and paternity testing.
  • Clinical Chemistry – Clinical chemists analyze blood and body fluids to determine their biochemical parameters and the physiological health of the patient.
  • Clinical Microbiology – Microbiologists culture, isolate and diagnose bacteria, parasites and viruses to identify the cause of disease and the best course of treatment.
  • Immunohematology – Immunohematologists type and cross-match blood from donors and recipients and analyze specific blood products for use in blood-component therapy.
  • Clinical Hematology – Hematologists analyze the function and formation of red and white blood cells and other elements of blood and body fluids.