MS in CLS Degree Requirements

Candidates for the MS in Clinical Laboratory Science must complete a minimum of 34 credits of coursework. Graduate coursework comprises 500 and 600 level courses, although up to six (6) credits of the total may be taken in advanced undergraduate (400 level) courses.

Many of these courses are being migrated to an online environment to allow part time students greater flexibility in the pursuit of an advanced degree. Faculty advisers are aware of these changes and will work with the student to develop a process of study that allows for the greatest opportunity to take advantage of these offerings.

The program requirements include 12 credits of CORE courses:

  • BMB 510: Intro to Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • BMB 520: Quantitative Physiology
  • BMB 540: Advanced Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • BMB 571: Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research
  • BMB 570: Applied Math for Life Scientists

These are followed by 12 credits of clinical laboratory science courses:

  • MLS 500 Clinical Immunology
  • MLS 503 Advances in Clinical Microbiology
  • MLS 504 Hematopoietic Functions
  • MLS 560 Advances in Clinical Chemistry

The final nine (9) credits are drawn from the Sloan Foundation PLUS courses in Management, Leadership, Accounting or other courses appropriate to the student’s desired specialty.