Intellectual Property


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 from the huge amount of time and expenses that have to be invested to bring a new product to market, and only with such protection can the biotechnology Industry grow and strive.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


12 credit hours.

Time Limit

Certificate courses should be completed in two years.

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

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.


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