M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

24 months
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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center 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 Clinical Laboratory Sciences program from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center 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.

Programme Structure

  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An earned BS degree in biology, chemistry, microbiology or other science from an accredited university.
  • In addition to their BS degree requirements, qualified students must have successfully completed with a “C” or better the specific prerequisite courses required for medical technology.
  • Submit a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • Meet faculty expectations on the student professional performance evaluation.
  • Students must complete forty-two (42) credit hours of the undergraduate professional courses (the first year of the BS in Medical Laboratory Science) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Foreign applicants whose native language is not English must submit the results of TOEFL, with a minimum score of 550 on the written test or 213 on the computer test.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Memphis

955 - 1582 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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