How can I apply?

To apply to the Certificate in Molecular Diagnostics, please email the CHS Office of Student Affairs, at

Is there a deadline to apply?

No, the enrollment period is rolling. You can apply at any time. Deadlines only surround class schedules.

Is the certificate program online?

Some, but not all, of the required coursework is offered in an online format.

Are there prerequisite requirements for this certificate?

Although flexibility is built into this Certificate Program, you will be expected to have basic knowledge of microbiology and genetics, and at least one advanced laboratory course (500 level or above) to qualify for the Certificate.

What courses can I take for this certificate?

Please see the coursework section above. Consult the online Schedule of Classes to find out when classes are offered.

How much does the certificate program cost?

For the most up-to-date information, visit the UWM Enrollment & Financial Services website. Be sure you are viewing the Undergraduate Fee Schedule for the appropriate semester.

In addition to regular tuition, there are also mandatory/segregated fees which are funds earmarked for the support of certain student services. See the Mandatory/Segregated Fees document for the appropriate semester on the UWM Enrollment & Financial Services website.

There may be additional course fees (in addition to regular tuition) that could include differential tuition, distance education fees, or special course fees. To see if your courses have additional fees, go to

How long do I have to complete the certificate program?

You must complete all certificate courses within 3 years of initial enrollment in the certificate program.


CHS Office of Student Affairs
Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6425