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MS in Clinical Laboratory Science

Medical laboratory science professionals are vital members of the interprofessional healthcare team. They evaluate/interpret results, integrate data, problem solve, and monitor test quality to provide accurate laboratory test information that is essential for patient diagnosis and treatment. They consult with other members of the healthcare team regarding test utilization and patient test results critical to the medical decision process. They promote quality clinical laboratory services that are safe, effective, efficient, equitable, timely, and patient-centered.  Advanced degrees in medical laboratory science (master and doctorate) expand knowledge and skills and prepare medical laboratory science professionals for career advancement in laboratory management/ administration, consultation, new test development, and research. Medical laboratory scientists are an integral part of clinical pathology, and employment opportunities include medical center and hospital laboratories, reference laboratories, biomedical corporations, research and academic institutions.

Program Description- MSCLS-MLS Track

The program is 33 credits, offered online, and designed for certified (BOC-ASCP) medical laboratory professionals seeking to advance their knowledge, skills, and develop new proficiencies needed to meet the challenges of a changing profession and healthcare system. The program prepares students for managerial and leadership roles in clinical laboratory services and the healthcare industry by expanding skills in:

  • Advanced clinical laboratory science
  • Management/Leadership/ Strategic planning/Finance
  • Quality assurance/Quality improvement
  • Informatics
  • Health professions education
  • Research




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