MSHS in Laboratory Medicine

Overview

The MSHS in Laboratory Medicine is designed for individuals who have a baccalaureate degree in a science or health science related field and want to be eligible for certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) is a challenging and rewarding health care profession that greatly impacts patient care. Working in a variety of settings, medical laboratory scientists are essential members of health care teams who provide vital information about the status and function of the body and its systems. The data obtained by medical laboratory scientists is utilized in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate research to explain its relevance to the laboratory science field
  • Investigate research questions pertinent to clinical laboratory practice
  • Analyze new laboratory-related technologies and determine their relevance in the lab
  • Implement a research study to improve and enhance the medical laboratory science field
  • Communicate, both orally and in writing, in an effective and scholarly manner
  • Integrate basic ethical principles and cultural sensitivity both in professional and research settings

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Resume
  • Official Transcripts
  • Two Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Clinical Practicum Site
  • Essential Functions Form
  • English Language Test (for non-US citizens)

Post Matriculation Requirements:

  • Copy of criminal background check
  • Copy of drug screening test

Prior to Clinical Rotations:

  • Immunization records, including PPD (within the past 12 months) and evidence of Hepatitis
  • B, MMR, Varicella, Diphtheria, Polio and Tetanus vaccinations
  • Copy of physical examination
  • Copy of health insurance
Program-Specific Coursework Requirements
  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • College Algebra, Statistics, or higher (3 credits)
  • Biology (lecture and ‘hands-on’ lab) (8 credits)
  • Microbiology (lecture and ‘hands-on’ lab) (4 credits)
  • Chemistry (lecture and ‘hands-on’ lab) (8 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry (3 credits)

Curriculum

The MSHS in Laboratory Medicine is an online program with 31 didactic MLS credits, 9 practicum credits, and 12 research credits

MLS Didactic Courses
  • MLS 6141: Advanced Immunology & Serology 3
  • MLS 6145: Advanced Clinical Biochemistry I 3
  • MLS 6146: Advanced Clinical Biochemistry II 3
  • MLS 6116: Advanced Clinical Bacteriology I 3
  • MLS 6119: Advanced Parasitology, Mycology and Virology 2
  • MLS 6117: Advanced Clinical Bacteriology II 2
  • MLS 6150: Advanced Immunohematology 3
  • MLS 6130: Advanced Hematology I 3
  • MLS 6131: Advanced Hematology II 3
  • MLS 6158: Advanced Laboratory Management and Operations 3
  • MLS 6151: Advanced Molecular Diagnostics 3
MLS Practicum Courses
  • MLS 6248: Advanced Blood Bank Practicum 2
  • MLS 6247 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry Practicum 2
  • MLS 6251: Advanced Clinical Microbiology Practicum 2
  • MLS 6250: Advanced Hematology Practicum 1
  • MLS 6252: Advanced Urinalysis Practicum 1
  • MLS 6249: Advanced Coagulation Practicum 1
Research Courses
  • HSCI 6263: Biostatistics 3
  • MLS 6244: Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity 3
  • MLS 6145: Current Topics in MLS 3
  • MLS 6246: Capstone Project 3

Semester

Fall

Spring

Summer

Semester 1

MLS 6141 

MLS 6158 

MLS 6141 

MLS 6158 

MLS 6141 

MLS 6158 

Semester 2

HSCI 6263

MLS 6245

HSCI 6263

MLS 6245

HSCI 6263

MLS 6245

Semester 3, 4, 5

MLS 6145

MLS 6146 

MLS 6151 

MLS 6130 

MLS 6131 

MLS 6150 

MLS 6116 

MLS 6117 

MLS 6119 

Semester 6

Practicum Courses

 

Practicum Courses

Practicum Courses

 

Semester 7

MLS 6244

MLS 6246

MLS 6244

MLS 6246

MLS 6244

MLS 6246

 Example: Fall Entry - Fall 18: MLS 6141, 6158; Spring 19: HSCI 6263, MLS 6245; Summer 19: MLS 6116, 6117, 6119: Fall 19: MLS 6145, 6146, 6151; Spring 20: MLS 6130, 6131, 6150; Summer 20: Practicum Courses ; Fall 20: MLS 6244, 6246