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Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences

Graduate Certificates in Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences

The UMass Lowell Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences offers the following graduate certificate programs:

  • Clinical Pathology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences


To apply, visit graduate admissions.

Contact: Suzanne Moore, D.V.M, 978-934-6264

Clinical Pathology combines the theoretical and technical knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, clinical chemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, hematology, histocompatibility, cellular pathology and other fields as they pertain to the diagnosis, monitoring and prevention of disease.

The 12 credit Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pathology is a unique program that was developed for medical laboratory personnel, medical professionals, nurses, biologists and biochemists who are interested in expanding and updating their knowledge in clinical pathology. Personnel employed in the biomedical and biotechnology industries are another population of students who will benefit from this certificate program.

Required Courses:

  • HSCI.5500 Clinical Pathophysiology* (Fall, Spring & Summer)

Students may select 3 courses from this list. Only one of the courses may be from the Department of Public Health (PUBH). Other electives may be substituted with prior approval from the Graduate Coordinator.

  • MLSC.5500 Foundations in Biomedical Research*
  • MLSC.5530 Emerging Topics in Clinical Chemistry
  • MLSC.6000 Biomarker Discovery & Application with Lab
  • MLSC.6100 Clinical Toxicology with Lab
  • MLSC.6130 Infectious Disease*
  • PUBH/5020 Organizational Behavior in Healthcare*
  • PUBH.5140 Healthcare Management*
  • PUBH.5310 Health Informatics*
  • PUBH.6070 Healthcare Information Systems*
  • PUBH.6350 Healthcare Project Management*

Gainful Employment

Completion rates, median loan debts and program costs are outlined in the Graduate Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure Information.

Graduate Certificates in Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences



This graduate certificate is a four-course program in Pharmaceutical Sciences intended for individuals who are interested in getting acquainted with pharmaceutical sciences. The courses offered in the certificate program are foundation courses in the Pharmaceutical Sciences MS and Ph.D programs.


  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • Completed undergraduate courses in calculus, general and organic chemistry, biochemistry and biology or anatomy and physiology with grades of C or above.

Required Courses:

  • PHRM.6100 Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • PHRM.6400 Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • PHRM.6410 Drug Delivery
  • PHRM.6600 Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabloism

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

Completion rates, median loan debts and program costs are outlined in the Graduate Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure Information.