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Biomedical Laboratory Science

12 months
739 USD/credit 22170 USD/year
739 USD/credit 22170 USD/year
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The master of science degree in Biomedical Laboratory Science (MS-BLS) from University of Minnesota provides additional theory, research, and practice knowledge in the field including topic areas of laboratory operations and management, molecular diagnostic science, education and teaching, or specialty areas of laboratory practice, such as flow cytometry or cytogenetics. 


The Biomedical Laboratory Science degree plan from University of Minnesota would prepare candidates for specialty certifications in the field such as Molecular Biology or Microbiology.  The master’s degree plan reflects the interdisciplinary nature of laboratory practice and research with an emphasis on critical reasoning and innovative approaches to laboratory operations, leadership, research, and evidence-based practice as well as laboratory method development and validation.

Admission requirements

Enrollment in the Master of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science degree program can be full- or part-time, but must follow a sequence of courses based on course prerequisites.

Admission to the Master of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Program is competitive. All applications are reviewed to ensure the potential for academic success. Notification of admissions decisions is made within four to six weeks of the application deadline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Molecular Diagnostics
  • Advanced Concepts in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Diagnostic Molecular Science
  • Integrated Concepts in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Biostatistics
  • Financial Management for the Professional Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH

30 to 33 credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.2 (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BS or BA degree in MLS or a related field (e.g. Biology)
  • MT(ASCP) or current MLSCM certification from ASCP
  • Categorical certification by ASCP will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • ASCP Categorical certification may have additional requirements
  • International students may have alternate options for ASCP certification
  • Minimum of two year’s full-time work experience in a clinical or reference laboratory
  • Minimum GPA for consideration is 3.0; preferred GPA is 3.2 or higher
  • International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL – Test of English as Foreign Language (preferred)
  • MELAB – Michigan English Language Assessment Battery

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 739 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    22170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 739 USD per credit during 12 months.


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