Program Requirements

The MSMLS Program Consists of:

  • 38 semester credits

    • 22 credits of core courses (minimum)

    • 16 credits from the concentration (minimum)

  • Typically, the MSMLS degree requires at least two years to complete. Students may require more than two years to complete the MSMLS Program if they 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
MLS 561 Laboratory Management: Issues and Strategies  3
MLS 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 Sciences 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

 

Laboratory Leadership & Administration Concentration

Required Core Courses  Course Name Credits
ACCT 625  Financial Analysis and Reporting  3
LEAD 638  Issues in Leadership Theory  2, 3
Laboratory Leadership & Administration Concentration Electives - Select from additional Courses: 
BSAD 530  Leadership & Management of Not-for-Profit Organizations  3
BSAD 545  International Business Management  3
BSAD 560  Intercultural Business Relations  3
BSAD 615  Management of Quality  3
BSAD 620  Christian Ethics, Service & Society  3
EDAL 670  Technology for Leaders  3
INFS 510  Management Information Systems  3

 

Education 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. 

Laboratory Mission & 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