Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program

Graduate certificates are intended to meet the supplemental post-baccalaureate educational needs of professionals. A graduate certificate program is a set of courses that provides a knowledge base and in-depth expertise in a specific subject matter. To take any graduate-level course, all prerequisite courses (including undergraduate courses) must first be completed. Students interested in the post-baccalaureate certificate program are required to have a bachelor’s degree.

Graduate credits earned while enrolled in the post-baccalaureate certificate program may be applied toward the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences at the discretion of the dean, after all other admissions requirements have been fulfilled.

If a master’s student is in good standing and drops out of the program, he/she may be eligible to receive a graduate certificate if the necessary courses have been taken. To receive a graduate certificate, the student must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better. No grade lower than a C is accepted.

Students in the two-semester certificate program complete a biomedical studies core curriculum. Successful completion of the post-baccalaureate program curriculum, as well as other admissions requirements, ensures an interview with the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM).