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Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Advanced Practice Track, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) , TN,
The College of Health Professions offers a Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences designed for students who have earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology or chemistry and desire to enter a career in the clinical laboratory.


The program provides the necessary educational experiences for the student to qualify for certification as a medical technologist/medical laboratory scientist by national examination and to apply for a Tennessee license to practice as a clinical laboratory professional. Graduates achieve entry-level competency in laboratory sciences as well as acquire additional, graduate-level skills in problem solving, management, communication and clinical correlation.

The program is a full-time, 24 month advanced practice course of study which begins in August of each year. Students earn a BS degree in biology or chemistry at other colleges or universities and then complete two years of professional coursework on the Memphis campus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Master’s level courses, taken with the BS in Medical Laboratory Science students, have higher level course learning objectives to improve the learner’s critical thinking and problem solving skills. To achieve these objectives, graduate students have additional assignments in these combined course including clinical rotations. These assignments will include, but are not limited to, additional reading assignments, essay test questions, journal critiques, case study presentations, research papers and independent learning assignments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Pathology 
  • Parasitology 
  • Urinalysis 
  • Introduction to Laboratory Sciences 
  • Urinalysis Clinical Practicum 
  • Cell Biology 
  • Human Genetics
  • Clinical Chemistry I 
  • Basic and Clinical Immunology I 
  • Virology 
  • Hematology I 
  • Clinical Microbiology I
  • Clinical Chemistry II 
  • Hematology II: Clinical Practicum 
  • Clinical Chemistry III: Clinical Practicum
  • Clinical Microbiology II: Clinical Practicum 
  • Advanced Techniques in Molecular Biology 
  • Research Design 
  • Hematology III 

                                    Detailed Programme Facts

                                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                                      • Full-time duration 24 months
                                    • Languages
                                      • English
                                    • Delivery mode
                                      On Campus

                                    English Language Requirements

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                                    Academic Requirements

                                    • Baccalaureate degree.
                                    • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
                                    • Three letters of recommendation from previous college instructors
                                    • Foreign applicants whose native language is not English must submit results of TOEFL
                                    • Official transcripts
                                    • Personal interview with the admissions committee
                                    • A completed application form including an essay describing the applicant's career goals. A non-refundable application fee must accompany the application.

                                    Tuition Fee

                                    • International Applies to you

                                      29098 USD/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 14549 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
                                    • National Applies to you

                                      29098 USD/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 14549 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
                                    • In-State Applies to you

                                      11158 USD/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 5579 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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                                    Living costs for Memphis

                                    • 955 - 1590 USD/month
                                      Living Costs

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