Nanomedicine, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Nanomedicine is designed for scientists, engineers, and physicians to develop competency and practical skills in the application of nanotechnology to problems in medicine. This program is appropriate for those working in or seeking careers in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biomedical, or clinical fields. Program participants receive advanced training in the fundamental and applied aspects of nanomedicine, as well as nanomedicine commercialization from bench to bedside. The curriculum includes a variety of activities for scientific and professional development, including lectures, case studies, journal readings, term projects, and close interactions with distinguished faculty and experts drawn from academia, hospitals, industry, and government.

The certificate consists of five nanomedicine (NNMD) courses, totaling 12 semester-hour credits. This is a part-time, 12-credit graduate program that can be completed in as little as two semesters.

Complete all requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

NNMD 5270Introduction to Nanomedicine3
NNMD 5272Nanomedicine Seminar 11
NNMD 5274Nanomedicine Seminar 21
NNMD 5370Nanomedicine Research Techniques4
NNMD 5470Nano/Biomedical Commercialization: Concept to Market3


Students may apply 4 semester hours of elective credit to substitute for NNMD 5370:4
Medical Physiology
Biological Electron Microscopy
Ethics in Biological Research
Basic Biotechnology Lab Skills
Managing and Leading a Biotechnology Company
Economics and Marketing for Biotechnology Managers
Molecular Interactions of Proteins in Biopharmaceutical Formulations
Biotechnology Applications Laboratory
Advances in Nanomaterials
Transport Phenomena
Drug Design, Evaluation, and Development
Research Skills and Ethics
Human Physiology and Pathophysiology
Imaging in Medicine and Drug Discovery
Biophysical Methods in Drug Discovery
Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Biological Physics 1
Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism
Advanced Drug Delivery System
Science, Technology, and Public Policy

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

12 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required