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Public Health Laboratory Sciences, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #1053 (BCR) Online
With today’s ever-present threats of emerging infectious diseases, pandemics, food and water-borne illnesses, natural disasters, and biological/chemical attacks, the demand for appropriately-trained personnel in public health laboratories. Apply now for this Public Health Laboratory Sciences program at University of Massachusetts Lowell.


In response to the increasing demand for appropriately-trained personnel, the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s School of Health and Environment is pleased to offer the first online graduate certificate program in Public Health Laboratory Sciences. 

Learning outcomes

This four-course, graduate-level certificate program at University of Massachusetts Lowell provides healthcare practitioners or individuals holding a bachelor’s degree in life sciences, nursing or environmental health with a deeper understanding of the medical sciences behind laboratory testing.

Students have the option of taking this certificate program entirely online, or as a mix of online and on campus courses. The certificate program consists of four courses: two required core courses and two elective courses that students select from a list depending on their particular areas of interest.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Public Health and the Public Health Laboratory
  • Infectious Disease
  • Health Data Analysis
  • Principles and Practices of Biological Safety
  • Laboratory Environmental Health and Safety

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National Students - UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions offers rolling admissions for all programs
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in life sciences or related area.
  • An application - Apply Online
  • An application fee
  • A statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test scores, when applicable
  • Resume

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    14590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14590 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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