Applications for the Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science Leadership degree program are accepted year-round with new classes starting every semester — fall, spring and summer.
Students applying to the program must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree program from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants that have completed an approved Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Laboratory Technician program must provide a Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Technology certification (ASCP, AMT, AABB or equivalent); or if not certified, applicants must demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of professional practice as a laboratory science professional or related experience.
Other applicants will be required to demonstrate 5 years of professional practice as a laboratory science professional or related experience as deemed appropriate by the admissions committee.
Applicants must provide unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. Graduate credits from other institutions or graduate programs will be reviewed by the MSMLSL Program Director. No more than nine (9) credit hours can be applied toward the UC MSMLSL degree.
Applicants must have completed Bachelor’s Degree program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
Applicants should provide two letters of recommendation.
It is preferred that the referee be a supervisor or administrator in the current or previous employer. Faculty from previous or current educational programs are also acceptable. It is essential that the referee can speak to the applicant’s ability to be successful not only in leadership but in a fully online learning environment. Recommenders are not to be family or personal friends of the applicant.
Resume/CV of personal, professional and educational background.
Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years of professional practice in medical laboratory science or 5 years for applicants not holding current clinical certifications.
Personal statement of applicant’s professional and academic goals, detailing previous experience that supports their goals. Additionally, the statement should address the skills and attributes as to why UC’s program is the right program for the applicant, and how the applicant can be successful in a fully online graduate program.
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Complete the University of Cincinnati online graduate application; $65 domestic/$70 international application fee.
The University of Cincinnati encourages applicants outside the United States to apply for the Master’s in Medical Laboratory Science Leadership program. The online program is designed to provide a quality experience for international laboratory professionals.
International applicants must have a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 580 (paper version), 237 (computer), or 93 (Internet), and obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. In addition, applicants will be required to complete a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) review to ensure their qualifications fit the program.
Read our summary of the evaluation process for international students for more information.
Professionals from ANY laboratory background can qualify for the Master’s in Medical Laboratory Science Leadership program.
Applicants must have at least ONE of the following:
Potential career opportunities after graduation include:
Classes are asynchronous, some classes are in a 7-week format some are in a 14-week format. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework. Some, but not all tests are proctored using exam proctoring software.
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