A Master’s in 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. A Master’s in Medical Laboratory Science Leadership from the University of Cincinnati Online helps you gain the skills and education you need to take on a leadership role, without many of the traditional barriers to continuing your education.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“Before beginning the program, I was uncertain if I could complete all the coursework while working a full-time evening shift. However, now I can confidently say after a year completed that it is very manageable. I would highly recommend this program to those considering advancing their career in the Medical Laboratory field, whether in education, administration, or a specialized concentration. This program will provide you with all the tools necessary to acquire high-level knowledge and experience that will be instrumental in developing your career regardless of the path you choose to travel.”
“The MS-MLS program has taught me the ins and outs of thinking and writing as an MLS leader. The skills and knowledge obtained in this program have assisted me in pursuing my career goal of becoming a Program Director of a Medical Laboratory Technician program at the community college. Dr. Patricia Tille is dedicated to her students and has created an online student-centered environment. Upon completing my first two courses, I knew I had made the right choice with the UC MS-MLS program.”
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