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. 

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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:

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.