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Biomedical Lab Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (QS) , NY,
The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences of Hunter College (MLS/HC) has developed a Master's degree to support career advancement of biomedical laboratory professionals, including MLS alumni. Laboratory personnel may wish to move to management positions in the institutions where they work, or seek positions in other environments. 


The MLS mission is to educate entry level laboratory professionals to accept positions in the wide range of health related laboratories in the New York area. These include:

  • hospital and private diagnostic labs
  • academic research laboratories
  • pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
In spite of expressed need by employers and technologists, there are very few management curricula that focus on this workplace environment. The curriculum (30 credits) is divided between HC, offering science and biomedicine classes and SPS, offering business and management classes. The capstone internship completes the academic program. The MS degree is granted by HC following transfer of SPS courses. Graduates also earn the Advanced Certificate in Management (SPS). MLS and SPS have extensive experience preparing professionals for medical and science laboratories, and business managers in a variety of industries, respectively. The required core curriculum is supplemented by elective courses to address the interests of students, and the varied laboratory specializations in which they work. Graduates will accept positions of management in laboratories, as well as the larger institutions of which they are a part.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Management Practicum
  • Emerging Laboratory Technologies
  • Concepts of Disease and Diagnostic Strategies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Baccalaureate (BS/BA) in clinical lab science, biology, chemistry or a related discipline, with gpa of at least 3.0/4.0.
  • Course (or equivalent experience) in Molecular Biology (pre- or co-requisite)
  • Minimum 1 year of bench experience employed in a biomedical laboratory.
  • Two references, one from current employer/supervisor. Employer letter may indicate willingness to provide guidance to the candidate for the management practicum.
  • Statement of purpose (500 words) including the aspects of your background that bring you to apply, and your goals in laboratory managment.
  • The GRE is not required for the MS in BLM. 

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    10130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5065 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Non Residents : 805 $ per credit

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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