M.Sc. On Campus

Laboratory Medicine and Biomedical Science

24 months
9806 USD/year
9806 USD/year
2774 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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
  • 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
  • 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


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

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  • International

    9806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9806 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9806 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    2774 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2774 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 USD /month
Living costs

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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