Bioinnovation Graduate Certificate

Learn the business and science behind new biomedical and biotechnological projects with the Bioinnovation Graduate Certificate from Temple’s College of Science and Technology and the Fox School of Business. The program is intended for those interested in earning practical training in the business side of science. The certificate will prepare you to advance in your career or shift into expanding fields such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, public health, technology transfer and science information.

Developed with input from an external advisory board of bioinnovation leaders, the program is designed for you to meet the growing demand for cross-trained employees in biology and business. For this certificate, you will focus on the identification, commercialization and dissemination of novel biological concepts, models and technologies. In addition, you will gain the management skills to navigate situations that arise from innovation, such as acquiring funding, creating startups and protecting intellectual property.

As this is a relatively small program with limited class sizes, you will receive individualized attention from faculty in both the College of Science and Technology and the Fox School of Business. You will also work closely with peers on small group exercises and projects to strengthen your communication, problem-solving and team-management skills. Over the course of your studies, you will learn how to comfortably interact with clinicians and researchers as well as managers in finance, law, marketing and other fields.

Choosing Between the Bioinnovation PSM and the Bioinnovation Graduate Certificate

The only university to offer the certificate, Temple's Bioinnovation Graduate Certificate program is tailored for working professionals who cannot commit to the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) due to financial, time and/or other constraints. The 12-credit-hour certificate can be earned over one to two semesters, while the 30-credit-hour PSM takes four to five semesters to complete.

Classes & Curriculum

Some of the courses in this 12-credit-hour program include

  • Biomarkers and Biotargets: Research and Commercialization;
  • Dissemination of Biodiscoveries and Virtual Reality in Medicine;
  • Epigenetics and Genetics: Applications in Drug Design and Drug Response;
  • Ethics, Regulation and Policy; and
  • Innovative BioModels and Concepts.

Learn more about required courses for the Bioinnovation Graduate Certificate program.

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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

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