Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences
The George Washington University

Program Details

The George Washington University’s (GW) online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Molecular Diagnostic Science gives you the knowledge and hands-on experience to work with DNA, RNA, proteins, and lipids to detect, diagnose, and monitor disease and select optimal therapies.
You’ll learn the specific clinical laboratory techniques to detect and identify biomarkers at the nucleic acid levels in major areas of medicine including genetic disorders, infectious diseases, cancer, pharmacogenetics, and identity testing.

Quick Facts:

  • 24 total credits
  • 12 months average duration
  • Qualify for the ASCP MB exam


Launch your laboratory career with seven courses dedicated to the exciting, up-and-coming field of molecular diagnostic testing.
You’ll focus on topics such as laboratory management and operations, molecular biology, human genetics, and applied molecular testing, and complete the certificate with a practicum diagnosing diseases in a real-world clinical setting.
Finish this program ready to help people get well through effective testing and diagnostics.

Program Highlights:

  • Qualify to take the ASCP Molecular Biology (MB) Board of Certification examination*
  • Clinical practicum waivers are available for qualified students
  • Finish in about 12 months
  • Students of this program are eligible for financial aid

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The George Washington University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Students who live outside of the Washington DC Metro Area are required to secure a satisfactory clinical site at the time of admission.