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Graduate Certificate Programs

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Be part of this exciting new graduate certificate focused on the needs of the working healthcare professional.

The curriculum for this graduate certificate is built on core courses and Thomas Jefferson University faculty members' expertise in microbiology and immunology. The required 15 credits emphasize key areas such as:

  • Microbiology of Antimicrobial & Antiviral Agents
  • Vaccinology & Immunotherapeutics
  • Epidemiology
  • Management skills courses, clerkship/internship or other selected electives

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. 

Contact Us

Jefferson College of Life Sciences
Phone:    (215) 503-5799