About our Online Certificate Programs
Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program at Michigan State University offers several online post-baccalaureate programs and courses. Upon successful completion of these programs, you are able to receive a certificate of completion. This certificate may be used in a portfolio to show current or prospective employers that you have studied to achieve personal and professional goals and strengths. At Michigan State University, you are identified by your course level. "Graduate" student, "Undergraduate" student, and "Lifelong" student are some of the typical course levels. Students in our programs typically register as a "Lifelong" student. After completing a certificate program or taking a couple of courses, you may apply to our Graduate Program. Because these credits are transcriptable, up to nine credits may be transferred from "Lifelong" student to "Graduate" student at Michigan State University. Our "for credit" programs are typically reimbursable by most employers and offer you continuing education through your governing body of certification. For more information about employer reimbursement, contact the HR department where you work. For more information about using college courses for continuing education, check with your governing agency or Board of Certification.
Our online programs run concurrently with the schedule of the on-campus student population. Fall and Spring are the main semesters when most of our courses are taught. During the summer semester, we typically offer more of a limited selection of courses including any of the necessary lab courses that is part of the certificate programs. To learn more about course scheduling, review the course schedule at the Registrar's website: http://schedule.msu.edu. Our curriculum assistant, Mark Bitman, will be able to help you navigate if you need help. Mark can be reached at 517-353-9225 or via email email@example.com.