Graduate Certificates

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Students enrolled in the technical graduate certificates will improve their competency and learn new practical skills enabling them to increase productivity and further contribute to their professions.

    • Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology*: Designed in response to a need in the biotechnology industry for individuals without a biotechnology background to obtain a strong foundation in basic biotechnology concepts and skills.
    • Graduate Certificate in Experimental Biotechnology**: Designed in response to a need in the biotechnology industry for individuals without a biotechnology background to obtain a strong foundation in lab based, hands-on, biotechnology skills.
    • Graduate Certificate in Molecular Biotechnology**: Designed in response to a need in the biotechnology industry for individuals with an advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques and advanced protein structure analysis.
    • Graduate Certificate in Process Sciences*: Designed in response to a need in the biotechnology industry for individuals with an advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of process development of biopharmaceuticals.
    • Graduate Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Analytical Sciences**: Designed in response to a need in the biotechnology industry for individuals with an advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of state-of-the-art analyses of protein structures with focus on the characterization and quantification of proteins and variant derivatives.
    • Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technologies*: Designed in response to a need in the biotechnology industry for individuals with an advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of the stages of drug development, biopharmaceutical development. Two courses are offered in on ground format only.
    • Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology Enterprise*: Designed in response to a need in the biotechnology industry for individuals with a biotechnology background to obtain a strong foundation in the business aspects of biotechnology to help prepare for a more business-oriented role.

* This program can be taken completely online.
** This program can be taken on-ground at the Boston campus or online with an on-ground residency at the Boston campus or Silicon Valley campus required. To qualify for application, individuals must be eligible to study in the U.S. on a part-time basis.

Certificate Program Highlights:

  • Certificates consist of four or five courses totaling 12SH credits.
  • The certificate may serve as a gateway to the MS in Biotechnology Program. Individuals who successfully complete the certificate, then apply to the MS in Biotechnology Program and are accepted, may apply all 12 credits towards the degree program.
  • Lab courses are delivered on ground.

Graduate Catalog 2017-2018. For information about courses and curriculum, contact the Biotechnology Programs Office at c.bainton@northeastern.edu.

Admissions Deadlines and Criteria for Graduate Certificates

Industrial Advisory Board representatives from:

Alkermes, Inc.
Biogen Idec
Cyta Therapeutics, Inc.
EMD Serono Research Institute
Novo Nordisk, Inc.
Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research, Inc.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Co.
Tracy BioConsulting, LLC