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Public Health Laboratory Sciences, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months


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. This four-course, graduate-level certificate program 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.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an accredited member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation indicates that the University is recognized and approved by regional and national associations concerned with the quality of higher education, and it assures that study undertaken here has transfer value to other accredited institutions of higher education.

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


Practitioners and students with backgrounds in life sciences, clinical lab sciences, medicine, nursing, public health, or environmental health will benefit from the topics covered in this certificate program. This graduate certificate also serves as an excellent foundation for those interested in continuing their graduate studies. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended, Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    575 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 575 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    575 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 575 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Per credit-contact hr. - $575

Living costs for Lowell

  • 1130 - 2350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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