MS in Medical Laboratory Science Leadership

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Waived Application Fee Spring '22What Is Medical Laboratory Science Leadership?

Medical Laboratory Science Leadership provides graduate level professionals and scholars the knowledge and skills needed to address the advances in high-complexity and specialized testing, administration, and educational needs in the diagnostic laboratory in order to maintain and improve the quality of healthcare nationwide.

Laboratory scientists examine body fluids and tissues, and perform complex tests on patient samples – relaying test results to physicians. Leaders in this space must gain unique knowledge, application, and understanding of laboratory specific processes, regulations, and challenges to meet the needs currently facing the laboratory profession.

University of Cincinnati’s Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science Leadership Program

The University of Cincinnati’s Masters in Medical laboratory Science is designed to provide practicing professionals of medical laboratory science and related fields with additional knowledge, skills, and attributes in leadership, management, education, research, and advanced practice methods.

The Medical Laboratory Science Masters program coursework and experiences emphasize the competencies required of medical laboratory professionals to serve as leaders and educators in accordance with the standards of ethics and professionalism outlined by The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and American Society for Clinical Pathology.

In addition, students in this Clinical Laboratory Science Masters program will have the opportunity to obtain a national American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) specialty certification within any laboratory science core based on ASCP Route 2 or 3 requirements for certification.

Program Overview

  • 100% online
  • Opportunity to obtain a national ASCP certification within any laboratory science core
  • World-class faculty
  • Prepare for a growing industry
  • Part-time flexibility
  • Ability to balance school, work, and life responsibilities
  • New classes starting every fall, spring, and summer.

Accreditations and Rankings

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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Is a Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science Leadership Right for Me?

Are you a medical professional looking to take the next step in your journey in the laboratory science field? Are you interested in learning more and training for a job in a lab that goes beyond what a bachelor’s degree offers? Do you desire to move into more of a leadership or management role in the medical profession? Then a Master’s in Clinical Laboratory Science degree might be the perfect step for you.

This degree is great for those with experience in:
  • Biomedical Research
  • Certified Laboratory Assistance
  • Chemistry
  • Certified Laboratory Assistance
  • Chemistry
  • Cytogenetics
  • Hematology
  • Histology
  • Industry
  • Laboratory/Life Science Education
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pathology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Veterinary Laboratory

Career Options

A Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science Leadership degree provides several career options for graduates, including management, education, and specialized laboratory practice roles.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians (another name for Medical Laboratory Scientists) is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations: 7% between 2019 and 2029. This is due to an aging population who are predicted to need more diagnostic tests for medical conditions like diabetes and cancer.

The average salary for a clinical laboratory technologist as of May 2020 was $54,180 and can be expected to be greater for those who obtain a master’s degree or higher.

A Master’s of Medical Laboratory Science Leadership degree opens the doors to a variety of leadership roles. These roles include:
  • Administrator/Management
  • Advanced Practice Specialist
  • Educator
  • Lead Technical Specialist
  • Technical Supervisor

Is UC Online right for me?

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The program is designed for working professionals who need the flexibility of online classes.
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Student Testimonials
“I had long been looking for a master's program that was not just about hospital administration, of which there are plenty. Over time, I got involved in the education piece of medical laboratory science, in my own hospital's CLS program, and at the local state university. I knew I would need to further my education to pursue or transition into full-time teaching. I can't quite remember if the University of Cincinnati found me, or I found it. After reading the curriculum offered at UC, I was sold. I had been looking for something exactly like this program. ”

Toni Ontiveros
MS-MLS Leadership Student

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