Jun 24, 2024  

Medical Laboratory Science, Education Emphasis MSMLS

Degree Requirements

In addition to meeting the general requirements for graduate degree programs, students must meet the following departmental requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 36 semester credits including the core of 20 semester credits and 16 semester credits selected from the chosen emphasis.
  • Have the graduate program coordinator approve course selections and course sequencing. Students may substitute alternate courses listed in this Bulletin with the consent of the graduate program coordinator and the approval of the dean of the School of Health Professions.
  • No grade lower than C is acceptable.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 for the graduate portion of the program.
  • Competency in statistics is required and is determined by the graduate program coordinator.

Education Emphasis — 16 credits

Additional courses to select from:

Admissions Requirements

The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science. In response to the diversity of skills required by the medical laboratory scientist, the degree features a variety of program emphases, including laboratory sciences, laboratory leadership and administration, education, and laboratory mission and development

Admission requirements. In addition to the general requirements for admission to a graduate program listed in the graduate admission section of this bulletin, the following are departmental requirements:

  • Applicants’ previous course work must include 16 semester credits of biological sciences, 16 semester credits of chemistry, and one college-level course in mathematics. Deficiencies must be removed prior to admission to the graduate program.
  • Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate courses and at least 3.0 in the undergraduate cognate science (chemistry, biology, math and medical laboratory science) courses.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission but is required for GRE Scholarship consideration.
  • Applicants must hold professional certification and/or licensure in medical laboratory science acceptable to the admissions committee. Certification may be either general or in one of the recognized areas of specialization. Acceptable certification is typically defined as that offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification for the United States (ASCP) or for international certification (ASCP)i.
  • Students must receive United States professional certification before completing more than 9 graduate credits, and must meet the GPA requirements as stated above.

Individuals lacking United States professional certification may request to be admitted on a provisional basis while they pursue the course work required for eligibility to write the national certification examinations. These clinical courses and their prerequisites require a minimum of four academic semesters. The courses include: