The Biotechnology Quality and Regulatory Compliance Graduate Certificate consists of three to four semesters with three on-campus weekends each semester and ongoing faculty contact through online platforms. Complete the 12 required credit hours in just 18-22 months while balancing your professional and personal commitments.

The graduate programs offered through the Purdue Polytechnic Center for Professional Studies provides a level of academic quality that will distinguish and advance your career.  Among the most affordable professional education options the Purdue programs have proven value and respect within the industry. Students who graduated in past several years have generally completed the program in two to three years on average, at a cost of less than $13,000.  

Cost per credit hour is charged at a flat rate, which varies depending on whether you're a resident of Indiana.

Cost for Indiana residents:

$1,000 per credit hour (textbooks are included)

Cost for out-of-state residents:

$1,030 per credit hour (textbooks are included)


Paying for Courses

Financial Assistance

There are a number of financial assistance options to help defray the costs of enrolling in a graduate professional program.  These include Stafford loans, graduate PLUS loans, military programs, and loans from private lenders.  Through myPurdue, you can monitor your financial aid funding and make sure the proper payments are made in a timely fashion.

Installment Plans

If you're enrolling in the fall or spring, you can sign up for a payment plan to avoid making one large payment each semester.  You'll be charged 25 percent of your fees when you enroll, as well as 8 percent APR on the amount deferred.  You'll then pay off the balance in three equal payments over the course of the semester.

Third-Party Payment

If your employer or a tuition assistance program is covering the costs for you, we'll invoice them directly after the last official drop day for students.  The third party will also need to send a voucher or written approval, on letterhead, to the Purdue University Bursar, Attn: Chad Lester or fax to (765) 494-6988.  The approval must include:

  • Full name of the student and his/her Purdue University ID (PUID) number
  • Course number(s) and title(s)
  • Company name and billing address
  • Amount of fees being covered
  • Any restrictions or conditions on what payment will cover
  • Length of sponsorship (dates the fees will cover)
  • Billing contact name, phone, fax, and email