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Laboratory Medicine and Biomedical Science

University of Utah

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Duration
18860 USD/year
18860 USD/year
6110 USD/year
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About

The master of science degree in Laboratory Medicine and Biomedical Science at the University of Utah offers two tracts: (1) clinical laboratory science and (2) biomedical research. 

Overview

A critical component of administering the MS program in Laboratory Medicine and Biomedical Science at the University of Utah is the evaluation of its effectiveness in meeting program objectives. Outcomes and objectives are assessed throughout the graduate program, in successful completion of didactic coursework, projects, preliminary exams, thesis research, and thesis defense. The objectives of the program are to:

  • Increase the student’s technical competence in the area of study.
  • Develop an approach to research procedures and understand the importance of properly defining research problems.
  • Provide a working background in scientific writing and data management.
  • Increase the student’s awareness and knowledge of new laboratory-related technologies.
  • Prepare the student for continuation into an appropriate PhD program or medical school, if desired.
The program also focuses on three areas for students to obtain experience and confidence in that are important to their professional advancement. These areas are:
  • Organization and presentation of  scientific information to peers and faculty members.
  • Review and interpretation of scientific literature.
  • Improvement of technical writing skills.

Possible Career Areas With a Degree in Medical Laboratory Science

Clinical Analysis
  • Chemistry
  • Immunology
  • Drug testing
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunohematology
  • Molecular diagnostics
Public Health
  • Health radiation science
  • Crime laboratory/forensics
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental health
  • Administration
  • Red Cross
Industry
  • Marketing/sales
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Occupational health
  • Research and development
  • Quality assurance
  • Medical writing/illustration
Higher Education
  • Educator
  • Academic administrator
  • Program director
  • Health care administration
  • Laboratory director
  • Hospital administrator
  • Health promotion
  • Quality assurance
Research
  • Immune systems
  • Bioengineering
  • Cell biology
  • Cancer research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar
  • Techniques in Biochemical Analysis
  • Basic Immunology
  • Laboratory Management
  • Laboratory Correlation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BS degree with certification in medical laboratory science or a BS degree in biological, chemical, or physical sciences; prerequisites in medical laboratory science courses may be required.
  • Two to three years of clinical laboratory experience or research experience is recommended.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 is expected.
  • International applicants must score at least 550 on the TOEFL exam.
  • International applicants must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9430 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    18860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9430 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    6110 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3055 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Laboratory Medicine and Biomedical Science
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University of Utah

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