The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.
The Certificate in Intellectual Property provides insight into the translation of scientific ideas and results into products or services and the legal restriction and protection of their uses. The protection of intellectual property serves as an incentive and reward fro the huge amount of time and expenses that have to be invested to bring a new product to market, and oly with such protection can the biotechnology Industry grow and strive.
Credit toward graduate degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.
Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Please visit www.gradcerts.usf.edu/admissions.asp to access the application. In addition, to the application forms please submit:
- Departmental Approval Form (Please print, sign, and submit this form with any other forms to our office).
- Official transcripts
- Letter of Interest
First, consult with the certificate program advisor and obtain an electronic course permit if necessary. Then go to http://usfonline.admin.usf.edu/, the link to OASIS, USF's online registration system. Follow directions given online.
To access online course materials, students must have the USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain the NetID.
New students, including those studying online, may obtain the USFCard. Please visit: http://it.usf.edu/services/usfcard to obtain the USFCard. New students, including those studying online
Tuition and fees
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Certificate courses should be completed in two years.