Life Sciences / Biomanufacturing Graduate Certificate Online

Graduate Certificate
Life Sciences Management Graduate Certificate

WPI’s graduate certificate programs are designed to meet the needs of a variety of corporations and individuals who are interested in honing advanced technical and business skill sets necessary to fill leadership and laboratory roles within the life science industry.  Inherent in the program of study is sufficient course selection flexibility for students to, if desired and admitted, be able to continue their graduate studies and earn an MS degree online in Biotechnology or Bioscience Management, depending on student interest and background.

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Online Graduate Certificates in Life Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Life Sciences Management

Learning Outcomes for Life Sciences Management Online Graduate Certificate

  • Expand technical knowledge in specific areas of strategic focus for the biopharma industry such as immunology, gene therapy, virology, pharmacology, and more.
  • Build deeper understanding of one or more areas of the product development process, such as drug and device regulations and regulatory compliance, risk management and/or value creation and innovation.
  • Develop skill sets necessary to lead and/or collaborate with successful teams in the diverse, highly regulated and fast-paced life science industry – may include project management, leadership and/or interpersonal skills.

Program Requirements

The program of study requires 12 credits of coursework chosen from amongst our life science and management course offerings. 

  • 6-9 credits must be chosen from courses thematically-related to the life sciences and may include those with a prefix of BB, BCB, CH, or other approved department by the CBC faculty administrator (for ex. BME, CHE)

Department must approve plan of study after your first course to ensure all courses will count towards the graduate certificate. If you wish to pursue an MS after completion of the certificate program, you must ensure your plan of study will fit with the MS. 

See full online course schedules: MS Bioscience Administration or MS Biotechnology.

Please note that asterisks (*) indicate that although the course is offered online, it is a “skills-based” course and includes 12-24 hrs of hands-on labwork, delivered on the weekends in 4-8 hr modules, on the WPI campus.  View academic term start dates for online courses.

Admissions Qualifications

  • 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA
  • BS degree in life sciences or an engineering field with a foundation in life sciences, or another field that demonstrates a knowledge of basic biochemistry principles
  • A BA degree will also be considered if the applicant has the appropriate math & science coursework
  • If you do not have a bachelor's degree, please view our list of undergraduate programs
  • For specific application requirements, visit our admissions for online programs page
Graduate Certificate in Biomanufacturing

Learning Outcomes for Biomanufacturing Online Graduate Certificate

  • Deepen technical knowledge in specific areas of the bioproduction process such as upstream processing, protein purification and downstream processing, animal cell culture, and fermentation.
  • Broaden understanding of one or more areas of bioprocessing such as cell cycle regulations, biovisualization, biochemical engineering, or gene expression.

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Biomanufacturing is composed of 12 credits of graduate coursework and approved by a faculty advisor.

The Biology and Biotechnology Department must approve plan of study after your first course to ensure all courses will count towards the graduate certificate. If you wish to pursue an MS after completion of the certificate program, you must ensure your plan of study will fit with the MS. 

See full online course schedules: MS Bioscience Management  or MS Biotechnology.

Please note that asterisks (*) indicate that although the course is offered online, it is a “skills-based” course and includes 12-24 hrs of hands-on labwork, delivered on the weekends in 4-8 hr modules, on the WPI campus.  View academic term start dates for online courses.

Admissions Qualifications

  • 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA
  • BS degree in life sciences or an engineering field with a foundation in life sciences, or another field that demonstrates a knowledge of basic biochemistry principles
  • A BA degree will also be considered if the applicant has the appropriate math & science coursework
  • If you do not have a bachelor's degree, please view our list of undergraduate programs
  • For specific application requirements, visit our admissions for online programs page

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