Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Microbiology
The George Washington University

Program Details

Gain the expertise you need to accelerate your laboratory science career with the online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Microbiology for Medical Laboratory Science from the George Washington University (GW). This microbiology certificate prepares you with the knowledge and skills to assess patient test results, uncover the causes of disease in a laboratory setting, and sit for the ASCP Board Certification Exam. This certificate is ideal for those who have already completed their bachelor's degree and wish to enter the field of laboratory science without completing a second bachelor's degree.

GW has designed their microbiology certificate to prepare you with the critical-thinking skills and practical competencies to recommend methods of testing, investigate innovative technologies, and lead in a laboratory setting.

Microbiology Certificate Curriculum:
The Certificate in Microbiology consists of 20 credit hours and can be completed in one year.

Sample coursework includes: applying principles of molecular and traditional laboratory procedures to perform diagnostic analyses, maintaining a safe work environment, analyzing patient test results, and applying laboratory science principles to human disease diagnosis.


This program requires a practicum experience to be completed in a clinical laboratory.

  • Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • Recommendations
  • Statement of purpose
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

Special Accreditation

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education