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    Applied Bioinformatics - Online Graduate Certificate

    Flexible, Online Training for In-Demand Skills.

    The biotechnology industry is rapidly growing. There is a need for more scientists with skills in bioinformatics. You will acquire practical knowledge and skills in analyzing and evaluating large and complex data sets. Courses will support the development of your expertise in experimental design, use and modification of bioinformatic computational analysis methods, and increase your experience in employing these skills. Training in the evaluation and communication of your results is emphasized throughout the certificate. The Applied Bioinformatics certificate course delivery is flexible, asynchronous, and online. Keep your day job and apply now to move forward into a career in bioinformatics.

    Why UW-Whitewater Online?

    • Flexible, online format
    • Learn and apply skills in bioinformatics that employers seek
    • Gain a competitive edge in a rapidly growing field
    • Collaborative online coursework

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    No requirements to come to campus.

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    From across the UW System.

    Applied Bioinformatics - Online Graduate Certificate

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    The online graduate certificate in Applied Bioinformatics is a 12-credit program. This program can be started in the spring, summer or fall terms, and at a pace that works best for you. Full-time students can finish in as little as a year.

    This graduate certificate program is offered through the established collaborative online MS in Applied Biotechnology Program. Collaborative partners include; UW-Whitewater, UW-Green Bay, UW-Madison, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, and UW-Stevens Point.

    For a comprehensive overview of the program structure and required courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.

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    To qualify for admission to the online certificate program, you must a bachelors degree with a 3.00 GPA, completed a general biology with lab, and meet graduate admission criteria.

    Deadlines vary by term and are subject to change without notice. Accurate and up-to-date admission deadlines can be found on the graduate admission deadlines website.

    If you do not meet the graduate admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.

    International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.

    Additional requirements for admission to the Applied Bioinformatics certificate program:

    • Upload a personal statement (2-3 pages) describing the reason behind your decision to pursue this degree, your short- and long-term career goals, and the value you believe you will add to the learning experience of your fellow students. 
    • Provide contact information (name, organization, position/title, relationship, telephone and email address) for two (2) individuals that are knowledgeable about your potential to do graduate work and function successfully as a counselor.

    All requirements can be submitted during the application process.

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    The online Applied Bioinformatics certificate program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value at $850 USD per credit for the 2023-24 academic year — whether you are a Wisconsin resident, an out-of-state student, or an international student.

    If you compare our graduate tuition to others, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for complete information.

    Course materials
    Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.

    Financial aid

    Students enrolled in a graduate certificate program only are not eligible for federal aid. 

    Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. To find out if you qualify, or if you have other financial aid questions, contact the financial aid staff person assigned to you or try uwwfao@uww.edu or 262-472-1130.

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    Intersted in taking a tour of UW-Whitewater campus? You can visit in person or virtually.

    Like to learn more about degree options through UW-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies? There are a few ways you can get the information you need.

    Visit our information sessions website to select a virtual information session related to the program you are interested in. You can also fill out a request for information to connect with an advisor who can discuss your goals and help guide you to the right program to pursue your dreams.

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    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers an excellent opportunity to leverage your existing certificate coursework. 

    Transfer up to 12-credits of your certificate coursework towards the master's degree, saving you time and money.

    Check out our Master's programs.