Master of Science in Health Sciences in the Field of Molecular Diagnostic Science

The master of science in health sciences in the field of molecular diagnostic science program, offered in a distance learning format, prepares students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for positions in diagnostic clinical laboratories, public health laboratories, biotechnology companies, government agencies, law enforcement agencies, and research institutes. In addition, students who complete this program are eligible to take the Molecular Biology Board of Certification examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 35 credits, including 32 credits in required courses and a 3-credit elective course.

Required
HSCI 6263Biostatistics Translational Research
MLS 6216Microbial Pathogenesis
MLS 6217Medical Biotechnology
MLS 6218Genetics
MLS 6219Molecular Biology
MLS 6158Advanced Laboratory Management and Operations
MLS 6166Molecular Diagnostics Practicum *
MLS 6242Molecular Pathology
MLS 6244Research Ethics and Integrity
MLS 6245Current Topics in Medical Laboratory Science
MLS 6246Capstone Project
Elective
One MLS or HSCI course selected in consultation with the academic advisor.

 * May be substituted with an elective course for students with current clinical molecular laboratory experience.