Clinical Pathology Graduate Certificate Programs

Updated: Apr 27, 2024
Clinical Pathology Graduate Certificates

Diagnosis through science and testing is a vital part of identifying diseases – especially finding
potentially deadly diseases early for a greater chance of survival. Blood, DNA testing, urine, and other bodily fluids to determine a range of issues.

For medical graduates seeking a career in medical diagnostics, there are dedicated clinical pathology graduate certificates. It's the ideal qualification for high-performing students to improve their employability in this area.

Clinical Pathology Graduate Certificate Requirements

Students considering a clinical pathology graduate certificate will require those applicants to achieve a list of minimum entry requirements. Typically, this list includes:

  • A relevant medical of biochemistry undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA on the 4.0 scale. Some prestigious schools may have a higher entry
  • Undergraduate courses should include biochemistry. A minimum grade of C
  • Academic transcript copies
  • Application form plus any required fees. The fee is usually not refundable
  • A personal statement in which you should explain why you have applied at that school and
    how your career will benefit from this study program
  • Recommendation letters from academic, employer, or both types of sources. Two or three
    are standard
  • Your resume
  • If you speak English as a second language, and you are applying from a country that does not
    class English as an official language, certification is required. Many standards are accepted –
    the most popular are IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE. However, some accept DuoLingo too

Clinical Pathology Graduate Certificate Classes & Curriculum

Clinical pathology graduate certificates are made up of a range of courses covering subjects relevant to the discipline. Each is worth a number of credits which vary depending on length and intensity:

  • Clinical Pathophysiology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Medical Bacteriology
  • Clinical Immunohematology
  • Foundations in Biomedical Research
  • Emerging Topics in Clinical Chemistry
  • Biomarker Discovery & Application with Lab
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medical Mycology and Parasitology
  • Nutrigenetics
  • Healthcare Management
  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Healthcare Project Management
  • Principles of Pharm Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacokinetics & Drug Metabolism
  • Drug Delivery

Clinical Pathology Graduate Certificate Careers

Clinical pathology graduate certificates hone your skills in medical diagnostics, offering some
exciting new career options. Here is a list of roles that might interest you:

  • Chemical Pathologist: Also known as clinical biochemist, you will examine bodily fluids to
    understand the impact of chemicals on the body or examine the body's chemical balance
    and how it has changed.
  • Hematologist: You will work in a lab examining and processing blood samples, either for
    diagnostics or routinely (for example, checking blood donations for problems).
  • Histopathologist: The study of skin and other bodily tissues specifically for the diagnosis of
    infections and disease. Your main role will be to conduct biopsies.
  • Microbiologist: You will study microscopic life forms and their impact on the body including
    their capacity to cause diseases. This includes bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
  • Virologist: Like a microbiologist, but examining viruses – studying their attributes, genetics,
    transmission methods, how they impact the body, and potential long-term impacts.
  • Veterinary Pathologist: Clinical pathology is not just for humans. If you have a veterinary
    background, you could work on any of the roles above but for animal illnesses and medical /

Clinical Pathology Graduate Certificate Programs List

Interested in a clinical pathology graduate certificate program? Check out our listings below to find a traditional, online, or hybrid program near you.


University of South FloridaTampa, FLGraduate Certificate in Pathology


University of Massachusetts LowellLowell, MABoth - Graduate Certificate Program in Clinical Pathology

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