Information for Students in Certificate Programs

Students enrolled in Certificate Programs who are not simultaneously enrolled in a degree-granting program are not eligible for USciences funding or Federal Student Aid. Alternative Loans are available for assisting with the cost of certificate programs.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosures

University of the Sciences (OPEID: 003353) offers three Graduate level certificate programs which are subject to the Gainful Employment Program Disclosure requirements.

Biotechnology Certificate Program

This Graduate level certificate requires the completion of 15 credits. The program can be completed in as few as 3 semesters.

The Biotechnology Certificate prepares students for positions in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Admission into the certificate program requires a bachelor’s degree and the completion of organic chemistry. This certificate helps students to develop the tools necessary to compete in a market that is increasingly focused on molecular biology and biotechnology.

Access the Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Biotechnology Certificate Program.

Certificate in Biomedical Writing (Marketing Writing or Regulatory Writing)

This Graduate level certificate requires the completion of 12 credits. The program can be completed in just two semesters of part-time study.

If you already have clinical or pharmaceutical experience and wish to change career directions, our certificate programs allow you to focus on the essential skills required for regulatory or marketing writing. The medical writing certificate in marketing writing focuses on publications and certificate in regulatory writing focuses on preparing documents for initial and continuing approval of therapies. These certificates are intended for people with graduate degrees either seeking senior career positions or further training and credentialing in the biomedical writing field. Certificate course may be applied toward the master of science degree.

Access the Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Certificate in Biomedical Writing (Marketing Writing or Regulatory Writing).

Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

This Graduate level certificate requires a minimum of 12 credits. The program can be completed in as few as three semesters of part-time study.

The Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business is designed for individuals with advanced degrees with professional experience working in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. This certificate prepares students with industry-specific knowledge and skills to assist individuals in advancing their career and meeting the business objectives of employers. This certificate may be earned over 12 months or as long as 4 years. The program allows customization by allowing the student to select courses that are of greatest value to him/her. Classes are offered either in the evening or in an online format.

Access the Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business.

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Office Location: Griffith Hall, Room 100
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
600 South 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

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