Graduate Certificate Programs
Jefferson College of Life Sciences (JCLS) offers graduate certificate programs to provide industry, academic and health professionals with skills and knowledge needed for success in today's health-sciences related environments. The certificate programs will improve technical and managerial skills for career advancement or provide knowledge and skills in new areas for increased career options, without interrupting employment.
Our Graduate Certificate Programs
- Clinical Research & Trials: Implementation - An introduction to the field of clinical research and well-suited for career changers or those with minimal experience in the field.
- Clinical Research: Operations - Expansion in the field of clinical research and trials has also expanded the need for trained administrators and mangers.
- Human Clinical Investigation: Theory - Provides a strong foundation for the design and implementation of modern clinical and translational research.
- Infectious Disease Control - Our expertise in microbiology and immunology contributes to a curriculum built from a core set of courses.
- Patient-Centered Research - Designed to train students in the principles and methods of patient-centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research.
- Admissions Information to the Jefferson College of Life Sciences Graduate Certificate Programs
About Graduate Certificate Programs
Health-related industries are projected to continue their steady growth for years to come, increasing the need for highly-qualified professionals. In response, Jefferson College of Life Sciences (JCLS), through the Graduate Center for Education & Training, has developed certificate programs, offered at times convenient to practicing professionals and focused on growth areas in healthcare industries.
The certificate programs comprise about one-third of the requirement for a Master of Science degree. They use courses selected from our existing programs in the Graduate School:
- Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
- Master of Science in Cell & Developmental Biology
- Master of Science in Microbiology
- Master of Science in Pharmacology
As there are fewer course requirements for certificate programs than for formal degree programs, degree candidates may also pursue certificates as part of their graduate curriculum. Courses within certificate programs must be taken for academic credit and may be applied to appropriate existing Master of Science programs. These programs make completing or enhancing a degree or getting new skill sets accessible and affordable.
Additionally, courses completed for a certificate program may later be applied toward a graduate degree program. Please note that acceptance to and successful completion of a Certificate program does not guarantee admission to a JCLS degree program.