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 of Science in Genomics program at Saint Joseph’s University teaches you advanced genetics, genome-based research and the provides 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.
This 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 issues 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 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.
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.
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.
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 instead will complete coursework according to your availability, giving you additional flexibility to complete the curriculum.
As an online master’s in genomics student, you’ll have access to virtual lab environments and an interactive virtual lab simulation tool. You’ll get to explore complex concepts and theories without needing to step into a physical science lab.
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
A clinical or medical scientist 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.
View required courses for this program in the academic catalog. Please contact us if you have any questions about the program curriculum.
Affordable tuition options start at $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.
Have you completed a year or more of service with a recognized service organization? You may be eligible for our mission discount.
Alumni of Saint Joseph's are eligible to receive 10% off the cost of this program through our alumni discount.
Check with your employer to see if they are an Edcor or a Bright Horizons EdAssist member, which may entitle you to a discount on graduate programs.
Note: discounts cannot be combined.
Why Study Genomics in Philadelphia?
Here in Philadelphia, you’re in the heart of the health science industry, where you’re surrounded by 250 medical facilities. With our University Campus location near so many healthcare organizations, you’ll have endless options for internships that often lead to employment. The city’s diverse population and rich healthcare employment opportunities also offer a unique environment to gain experience in the health, prevention, testing and treatment of patients.
Master’s in Genomics Admissions Information
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 higher.
- 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. New students may enroll in courses during the fall, spring or summer semesters.
- Fall: August and October
- Spring: January and March
- Summer: May
If you’re applying as an international student, you must provide proof of English Language Proficiency and Certification of Finances along with your application. Check the Graduate Admission page for additional requirements.
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.
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.
The average salary for a Scientist in Functional Genomics in the United States is $93,252.