Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Certificate Program

The DGS Certificate Program is a 2-year program for individuals with a Bachelor’s Degree in a life or biological science who wish to enter the ever growing and exciting field of genetic and genomic testing and research.

Students in the DGS Certificate Program take course work and laboratory training for three semesters on the UConn Storrs campus, with the fourth and final internship semester at an affiliated lab. Admission to the DGS Program is in the fall semester only.

Upon completion of the DGS Program, graduates are eligible to sit for a national certification examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. However, note that certificate conferral is not contingent upon passing any external certification or licensure examination.

Program Fees

The Diagnostic Genetic Sciences certificate program is billed based on the Undergraduate In-State Tuition rates, and a combination of Undergraduate and Graduate mandatory fees.  Please contact denise.anamani@uconn.edu for further details.

For financial aid purposes, a student’s annual Cost of Attendance (budget ) includes direct educational costs (i.e., tuition, fees, housing, and food) and indirect costs.  Indirect costs include books, course materials, supplies and equipment, transportation, miscellaneous personal expenses, loan fees, and professional licensure or certification, if applicable.  For details about the Cost of Attendance at UConn, please visit financialaid.uconn.edu/cost/.