Bioinformatics Program

Certificate in Bioinformatics & Biomarkers

Program Description

  • This certificate program introduces students to the rapidly evolving fields of bioinformatics, proteomics and genomics, and provides a core knowledge of analytical approaches used in these fields. 
  • This program provides essential training in the use of computer-based methods for analysis of biomedical data, including identification and evaluation of biomarkers.
  • Designed to supplement training for current PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, or those currently employed in jobs where such training would be useful. Law students interested in relevant areas of intellectual property law also find this training useful.
  • Students can take one or two courses per term, earning the Certificate in one or two years.
  • Currently enrolled University of Toledo PhD in Biomedical Sciences or MSBS students may take individual BIPG courses as electives, with permission of the instructor.

Required Courses

Involves completion of three out of the five core courses:

Note: Students can take any three of the five Bioinformatics courses listed above to receive their certificate. However there is one exception--as  Applications of Bioinformatics and Biomarker Discovery Validation and Implementation have some overlap, only one of those two courses can be counted towards the certificate. However, once one of these two courses is completed, the other cannot count as credit hours towards certificate completion (choose between the two).

Completion of all three courses alone is not sufficient.  You must apply online to receive a Certificate.


Program Code: MD-BIBI-CRG

Applying for the certificate in Bioinformatics & Biomarkers

Current University of Toledo graduate students are required to submit the following:

1. Completed online application
2. A Statement of Purpose
3. One letter of recommendation. A letter which was submitted when you applied to your current graduate program may be used.

Applicants who are not University of Toledo graduate students:

1. Completed online application
2. Official transcripts.  Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA; degree in process will be considered.
3. Earned baccalaureate and GRE, or earned graduate degree from an accredited college or university.
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation, signed, and on official letterhead.


After being accepted into the Certificate Program, a Plan of Study form must be filled out and submitted. A mostly complete form can be found here. 


If you are currently in a graduate student in a PhD program at UT, and you have taken the three required courses for the Certificate, you do not have to apply online.  Simply complete the Request to Add a Graduate Certificate form found here, and return it to the Graduate School.






Last Updated: 7/11/23