The Reproductive Clinical Science Certificate in Clinical Andrology trains medical and health professionals in the skills used in Andrology laboratories. This program provides training in the assessment of parameters of male reproductive function, and laboratory technologies as well as assisting embryologists and andrologists in identifying strategies for improving the Andrology laboratory. This 9-credit hour certificate lasts three semesters starting in the Fall and ending in the Summer of the following year.

This program is ideal if you:

  • Are working in or preparing to work in an andrology laboratory, endocrinology laboratory and others involved in the sperm banking and practice of assisted reproductive technology (ART).
  • Wish to improve your knowledge of the physiology and dysfunction of the male reproductive system.
  • Have plans to study in the Reproductive Clinical Science Master's Program.

This certificate supplies learners with skills in delivering effective assisted reproductive healthcare, and a better understanding of ART. For those new to the field, they will be better prepared for laboratory work after successfully completing the technology class. Students with a variety of skill levels in some areas will gain exposure to more skills training. The certificate is open to all US and international students.

Internal Transfer Credits: Students taking courses in and successfully completing the Clinical Andrology Certificate may apply to transfer these course credits into the Reproductive Clinical Science Master’s Program. A grade of 'B' or better is required for each transferred course. If accepted into the program, approved internal transfer courses will be included on the student's transcript and will be used to calculate the cumulative GPA for the master’s degree.

Admission and tuition

The deadline to apply is May 15, 2021. Learn more about the admission requirements and the tuition and fees associated with this program.

Course requirements

Course numberNameCredit hoursSemester
RCS 712 Male Reproductive Function & Dysfunction 3 Fall
RCS 704 Current Topics in IVF - Journal Club 1 Fall
RCS 714 Cryopreservation 2 Spring
RCS 701 Introduction IVF, Laboratory Tech and Skills Development 3 Summer
  Total Credits 9