Through the online four-course genomics certificate program at Saint Joseph’s, you’ll learn from industry experts and gain new skills and resources you can immediately leverage for improved disease research and patient care.
Genomics is the future of the healthcare industry. There’s no better time to pursue an education in this rapidly growing field than now.
The online master’s in genomics program at Saint Joseph’s University will teach you the advanced genetics and genome-based research and leadership skills needed to leverage your knowledge for improved disease research and patient care. In this 12-course program, you’ll gain a critical understanding of genomics and genetics and their applications in healthcare and the health sciences. You’ll also examine the role genomics plays in the study of public health and human disease.
What to Expect From This Online Genomics Degree
The master’s degree in genomics program is composed of eight-week courses covering topics spanning ethics to research to clinical applications and is taught by faculty who are experts in the field. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of genetics, genomics, epigenetics and pharmacogenomics in the era of precision medicine
- Analyze the social, ethical and legal issue associated with genetics and genomics
- Evaluate human genomic variation and its relationship to health and disease
- Apply theories of genetics and genomics in education, research and practice
What Sets Our Program Apart
Saint Joseph’s online graduate 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 use to pursue a new career path, no matter where you’re located.
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.
Saint Joseph’s welcomes certain transfer credits from other institutions for graduate degree and certificate programs. Transferring credits saves money and time by extracting value from your previous education experience.
The genomics master’s degree program is online and 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 Master’s in Genomics?
With a Master of Science in genomics, you can pursue a career as a:
- Clinical or medical scientist
- Health educator
- Clinical researcher
Clinical or medical scientists in particular is an in-demand career and is projected to grow 17% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average of all occupations. Some of our graduates also go on to pursue a PhD in genetics or go to medical school.
The 2022-2023 Academic Catalog will be available mid-June 2022. Please contact us if you have any questions about the program curriculum.
The cost for an online genomics master’s for students entering fall 2022 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.
Master’s in Genomics Admissions Information
To apply for this program, complete an application online. You must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
Graduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
In addition to a student support coordinator, 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.