Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (MSMLS). Our MSMLS degree is a professional degree designed to meet the needs of the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) in an increasingly complex healthcare environment. With the amount of, and demand for, laboratory testing increasing each year, a significant need exists for MLS professionals, but particularly for individuals with advanced technical knowledge, management skills, and leadership abilities. In response to the diversity of career skills required by the medical laboratory scientist (medical technologist), the degree features a variety of program emphases, including concentrations in laboratory science, laboratory leadership and administration, education, and laboratory mission and development.
Our professional degree program requires the completion of at least five (5) credits of Applied Studies in Medical Laboratory Science as determined by the emphasis chosen. A capstone project is part of the Applied Studies in Medical Laboratory Science course. The capstone project requires a proposal, literature review, methodology, data gathering, written report, and presentation. For this portion of the program, students may be required to work in collaboration with one of our nationwide affiliate clinical or research facilities located across the United States. Affiliates are added and/or deleted from year to year, therefore a particular clinical site cannot be guaranteed.
With a masters level degree, you will be equipped to become a leader in healthcare. Depending on the area of specialization, graduates of the MSMLS Program are qualified for several leadership positions in the MLS field. Graduates of the Program have become laboratory managers or supervisors, educators, laboratory information systems directors, healthcare administrators, or researchers. Our goal is to prepare you for today’s global work environment, to help you develop the skills needed for excellence in healthcare, and to encourage a dedication to improving the human condition.