Program Requirements

The MSMLS Program Consists of:

  • 38 semester credits (minimum)

    • 16 credits of core courses (minimum)
    • 10 credits of research foundation & Capstone Project (minimum)
    • 12 credits from the concentration (minimum)

  • The MSMLS degree can be completed online or face-to-face at the Andrews University campus.

    • Part-time students can typically complete the program in three years (six semesters).
    • Full-time students can typically complete the program degree in two years (four semesters)
  • Students may require more than two years to complete the MSMLS Program if they enroll part-time or must also complete the MLS Certification as part of the MSMLS prerequisites.

  • The graduate program coordinator must approve all course selections and sequencing. 

  • MSMLS students must maintain a GPA of 3.00 or higher, with no course grade lower than a "C".

Degree Core 

Core Courses (along with one concentration area)
Course Name  Credits
 
MLSC 500  Foundations for Graduate Study in Medical Laboratory Science 1
MLSC 501  Seminar in Medical Laboratory Science 1
MLSC 561 Laboratory Management: Issues and Strategies  3
MLSC 562 Issues in Laboratory Regulations and Practice 3
MLSC 585 Applied Studies in Medical Laboratory Science 5
EDRM 505 Research Methods 3
PBHL 646 Integration of Spirituality in Health Care 2
ACCT 505 Survey of Accounting for Decision Making and Control  2
Choose one of the following courses:
BSAD 500  Survey of Management  2
BSAD 515  Organizational Behavior & Leadership 3

*Choose from one of the following concentration areas*

 

Laboratory Medicine Specialist Concentration

Required Core Courses  Course Name Credits
MLSC 611  Molecular Diagnostics in Health and Disease  3
MLSC 612  Molecular Diagnostics in Health and Disease 3
MLSC 621  Laboratory Applications of Molecular Pathology  2
Laboratory Science Concentration Electives - Select from additional Courses:
BIOL 564  Systems Physiology  3
BIOL 565  Histology 3
 BIOL 577  Neurobiology  3
BCHM 521  Biochemistry  3
MLSC 595  Independent Study/Readings/Research Project  1-4
PBHL 511  Biostatistics 3
PBHL 521  Principles of Epidemiology  3
PTH  716  Clinical Pharmacology  2

 

Infection Control & Clinical Research Concentration

Required Core Courses  Course Name Credits
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Education & Training Concentration

Required Core Courses: 8-9 Course Name Credits
EDAL 520  Foundations of Educational Leadership  3
EDCI 545  Assessment of Learning 3
EDCI 650  Curriculum Design 2,3
Education Concentration Electives - Select from additional Courses: 
EDAL 670  Technology for Leaders  3
EDCI 606  Teaching in Higher Education  3
EDCI 610  Teaching the Adult Learner  2.3
GDPC 514  Psychology of Learning  3
GDPC 554  Career Development  3
LEAD 638  Issues in Leadership Theory  2.3
A relevant course not listed in this concentration may be selected in consultation with and approved by the graduate program director. 

Global Development Concentration 

Required Core Courses: 5-6 Course Name Credits
BSAD 545 (or BSAD 560) International Business Management  3
BSAD 560 (or BSAD 545) Intercultural Business Relations  3
BSAD 620 (or MSSN 615 ) Christian Ethics, Service & Society  3
MSSN 615 (or BSAD 620) Anthropology for Mission and Ministry  2,3
Laboratory Mission & Development Concentration Electives - Select from additional Courses: 
ANTH 517  Cultural and Developmental Anthropology  2
LEAD 525  Public Relations: Community Partnerships  2,3
SOCI 508  Emergency Preparedness  2
SOCI 560  Family Resource Management  3
The following courses may be selected if not already taken as part of the concentration:
BSAD 545  International Business Management  3
BSAD 560  Intercultural Business Relations  3
BSAD 620  Christian Ethics, Service & Society  3
MSSN 615  Anthropology for Mission and Ministry  2.3