PSM Certificate in Forensic Biology

  • An Advanced Certificate that adds business and leadership coursework to the current 40 credit M.S. Program in Forensic Biology.
  • An attractive alternative to on-the-job training or to a 30-credit MBA program.

Admission Requirements

  • Current or Past students from the M.S. in Forensic Biology at UAlbany who have passed the written comprehensive examination with a grade of 3.0 or better, OR the equivalent from a comparable program at another college
  • Each applicant must formally submit a University at Albany standard application including a statement of objectives, 3 letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts (if not already on file)
  • Applicants will be ranked by the Forensic Biology Admissions Committee on the quality of their statements, graduate academic records and supporting letters

Course Requirements

A minimum of nine earned credits from the list of coursework below. At least six credits of coursework from the Business Group, or from the Policy/Management Group, plus additional credits, if necessary, from any coursework group:

  • Business Group:
    • BACC 518 Accounting for Managers (3)
    • BBUS 523 Presentation Skills (1)
    • BMGT 513 Organizational Behavior and Managerial Skills (3)
    • BMGT 514 Human Resources Management (3)
  • Policy/Management Group:
    • RPAD 501 Public and Nonprofit Financial Management
    • RPAD 503 (RPUB 503) Principles of Public Economics(4)
    • RPAD 506 Foundations of Public Management (4)
    • RPAD 618 Public Personnel Administration (4)
  • Other Group:
    • RPAD 622 Methods of Public Policy Analysis (4)
    • RPAD 626 Evaluation of Public Sector Programs (4)

For additional information, contact Dr. Don Orokos, email:, phone: (518) 442-4308.