Certificate vs Master of Science

What is the difference between Certificate and Master of Science programs?

Two Great Program Options

The certificate program and the BioBusiness Track in the master’s program equip students for managerial positions in the biotechnology and bio-pharmaceutical industries.

CertificateMaster of Science
1-2 Semesters
2 Semesters
10 Credits30 Credits
4 Core Courses8 Core Courses
(Depending on Track)
5 Elective Courses8 Elective Courses
No Capstone ProjectCapstone Project
No Tracks7 Tracks
Ideal for:
PhD students
Postdoctoral trainees at GU
Medical students
Early-career faculty
Research associates
Research scientists
Ideal for:
Bachelor’s program graduates
Students interested in advanced degrees such as MBA, JD, PhD, MD, PharmD