With a master’s degree in genomics, you’ll learn from expert faculty in rigorous online courses that address real-world challenges and strategies to improve disease research and patient care.
Saint Joseph’s University's graduate online certificate in genomics gives you an advanced understanding of genomics and genetics and the role they place in pharmacy, medicine, nursing, social work, ethics, legal and computer science fields. Throughout this four-course program, you’ll explore topics in DNA sequencing technologies, genetics research and personalized medicine. Each eight-week course will build upon the others, giving you a solid foundation in concepts of genomics for use in your current role, or to prepare for further education. Credits earned during this program count towards Saint Joseph’s online master’s degree in genomics.
What Sets Our Program Apart
Saint Joseph’s online graduate certificate programs are built for busy working professionals ready for career advancement. You’ll learn real-world skills from accomplished faculty that you can apply to your current job or to pursue a new career path, no matter where you’re located.
After completing this online genomics certificate, you’ll be able to:
- Critically analyze, translate and apply genetics and genomics in education, research and practice
- Demonstrate an understanding of epigenetics and pharmacogenomics
- Discuss the social, ethical and legal issues associated with genetics and genomics
As an online master’s in genomics student, you’ll have access to virtual lab environments via Labster, an interactive virtual lab simulation tool. You’ll get to explore complex concepts and theories without needing to step into a physical science lab.
The online certificate program in genomics is asynchronous, meaning instruction doesn’t occur in the same place or at the same time. You won’t attend scheduled lectures, but will instead log on to Brightspace, our online learning management system, to complete coursework according to your availability, giving you additional flexibility to complete the curriculum.
Online students at Saint Joseph’s are assigned a student support coordinator who will serve as the primary point of contact throughout the program. Our coaches know what it’s like to be a working professional and a student and will use personal experience to advise you during your academic journey.
What Can I Do with a Genomics Certificate?
Earning your graduate certificate in genomics from Saint Joseph’s University expands your career possibilities across a spectrum of business, science and health care fields and prepares you for advanced study in genomics.
The online genomics certificate is also a great starting point for those who wish to pursue a genetic counseling education. Genetic counseling in particular is a field projected to grow by 26% from 2020 to 2030 — much faster than the average for other health care practitioners and technical positions. Genetic counselors work with families, patients and other medical professionals in environments such as hospitals, labs and universities.
View required courses for this program in the academic catalog. Please contact us if you have any questions about the program curriculum.
The cost for an online genomics certificate for the 2022-2023 academic year is $750* per credit.
*Pricing does not include room and board; health insurance; or any professional, clinical or transportation fees. Visit our Tuition & Fees page for a detailed cost breakdown.
Merit scholarships are now available!
You do not have to apply separately for merit scholarships. We will evaluate your admission application for merit scholarships at the time of review.
To be considered for admission you must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Apply online.
- Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
- Submit a personal statement.
- Submit resume.
- Submit two letters of recommendation.
Visit our Graduate Admission Information page to learn more about admission requirements, key deadlines, additional requirements for international students and how to submit your application.
Graduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. This means applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. New students may enroll in courses during the fall, spring or summer semesters.
- Fall: August and October
- Spring: January and March
- Summer: May
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
In addition to a student success coach, we have a variety of other tools and resources that make it easy for you to get technical assistance, chart your course and focus your career search. Check out our online learning resources.
At this time, Labster simulations cannot be accessed via mobile devices such as tablets. The Office of Information Technology supports the computing needs of students, faculty and staff at Saint Joseph’s. Contact IT Services to learn more about computing hardware and software requirements.