Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science: Curriculum
The DCLS program offers an innovative educational experience utilizing a blended pedagogy, distance education, and clinical practice. The curriculum includes interdisciplinary theoretical courses and the clinical residency enhances the student’s experiences to interact with other healthcare professionals.
- 80 credits beyond the baccalaureate degree
- Completion of a one year, full time clinical practice/residency component
- Research project conducted during the residency year.
The DCLS curriculum focuses on four core areas: Advanced Clinical Laboratory Science, Professional, Research, and Clinical Practice/Residency. All pre-residency courses are offered ONLINE and during the residency year some courses are web-enhanced.
Full-time and Part-time Status
A part time option is available for the ONLINE pre-residency portion of the program. The residency portion of the program is a one year, full time clinical residency at an affiliated institution and includes completion of a research project.
Students must complete the program within 10 years of enrollment.
* Curriculum subject to change.