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Graduate Certificates | Biomanufacturing


Entrance Exam: Not Required
College of Engineering

The online Graduate Certificate in Biomanufacturing is a 12-hour program designed for online graduate students and working professionals who want to begin or advance their career in the biopharmaceutical industry.

The Graduate Certificate in Biomanufacturing provides in-depth instruction about the following:

  • The scientific and technical aspects of upstream and downstream bioprocessing, and
  • Biopharmaceutical regulatory concepts such as the drug approval process and the regulations guiding manufacturing in a cGMP space.

This program is being offered in collaboration with Engineering Online.


Students must meet the following requirements for admission into the Graduate Certificate in Biomanufacturing:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree in science or an engineering discipline.
  2. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or have completed a 500-level BTEC (BEC) course with a grade of B- or better.

An application for acceptance into the GCP is required for all new students. Students must complete the Graduate School application.

Plan of Study

The Graduate Certificate in Biomanufacturing consists of four courses (12 hours). Program requirements include three core courses (9 hours) and one additional elective course (3 hours).

Career Prospects

The dynamic field of biomanufacturing integrates cutting-edge science, state-of-the-art engineering, and meticulous regulatory adherence to produce life-changing bioproducts. The Graduate Certificate in Biomanufacturing opens doors to multiple career pathways, especially when knowledge areas include topics such as global regulatory affairs, vaccine manufacturing, pharmaceutical applications, and advanced biocatalysis.

Graduates find career opportunities in both research or production positions, including managerial roles. Likely job titles include regulatory affairs specialist, research associate, validation engineer, manufacturing associate, and process engineer.