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Medical Laboratory Science, M.Sc.

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Medical laboratory scientists are vital healthcare detectives, uncovering and providing key medical information from laboratory analyses that assist physicians in patient diagnosis and treatment, as well as in disease monitoring or prevention.

About

Laboratory testing encompasses such disciplines as clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, transfusion medicine, microbiology, and molecular biology.

The Medical Laboratory Science program is located in the Division of Health Sciences, Kasiska School of Health Professions, with campuses in Pocatello, Meridian and Idaho Falls. 

The Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree is designed for either the practicing medical laboratory scientist (certified lab professional) or those students who wish to become certified and then go into leadership positions in administration, education or specialize in a certain area of pathology/laboratory medicine. Graduates are ideally suited for positions involving teaching, laboratory management, and research. Full-time and part-time options are available, and many courses are available online. A curriculum of course work and research project is designed and personalized for each student, depending on his/her area of interest and experience.

The Master of Science program in Clinical Laboratory Science requires an original research project that culminates in a thesis, a minimum of 32 credits earned in graduate courses (including research and thesis), and expertise in core conceptual areas of Medical Laboratory Science (scientific, administrative, or educational).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urinalysis and Body Fluids
  • Medical Microbiology I
  • Basic Concepts in Transfusion Medicine
  • Medical Microbiology II

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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    6.5

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree or higher from a college or university regionally accredited in the United States or its equivalent from a school in another country.
  • In instances where a standardized test is required, official GRE (Graduate Record Examination)/MAT (Miller Analogies Test)/GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) score reports are required.
  • Recommendation for admission by the department, division or college offering the desired degree program. Please see individual department sections of this catalog for additional requirements.
  • Approval for admission by the Dean of the Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

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    23704 USD/year
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  • National

    8928 USD/year
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Living costs for Idaho Falls

  • 680 - 970 USD/month
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