Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate

Understand how to analyze complex biological data with the Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics in Temple’s College of Science and Technology. This 12-credit-hour, interdisciplinary certificate is tailored to give students a solid grounding in the growing field of bioinformatics, which uses computer programming to interpret biological data in medical research. Graduates with a bioinformatics background are in high demand due to their knowledge of computational and statistical methods for researching problems in biology and medicine.

Investigate the latest discoveries in biochemistry, biophysics and genomics. You’ll also study

  • the computational and experimental methods used in protein structure determination and molecular modeling,
  • gene inheritance and gene expression,  
  • genome mapping and sequencing, and
  • the statistical methods for data analysis.

Who might be interested?

The Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate is ideal for students seeking advanced coursework for professional development in the bioinformatics, computational biology, molecular biology and genomics fields, as well as in the biotechnology, healthcare or pharmaceutical industries.

Credit Requirements

To earn the Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate, you must complete 12 credit hours of coursework.

Delivery Method

All courses are conducted in the classroom on Temple’s Main Campus in Philadelphia, in close proximity to its state-of-the-art labs and research centers. This is a part-time certificate program only, and coursework is typically completed over two semesters. You have up to two years to complete the certificate.

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Classes & Curriculum

The Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate coursework is designed to provide professional development opportunities for students in a variety of careers in the biological sciences. Some of the core courses include

  • Genomics,
  • Scripting for Sciences and Business, and
  • Structural Bioinformatics I and II.

Learn more about required courses for the Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,301.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,696.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.


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