A Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science Leadership degree provides several career options for graduates, including management, education, and specialized laboratory practice roles.
Additionally, students in the University of Cincinnati Online 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.
There is a significant difference in the salary when completing a Master’s Degree. In 2021, a nationally ASCP-certified MLS Bachelor’s-prepared medical laboratory scientist earned approximately $69,000 (mean) staff technologist. In addition, a laboratory lead or manager with a Master’s degree and advanced specialty training or education in the other disciplines averaged an annual salary of approximately $85,500 to $95,000, and a laboratory director averaged $111,000.
A Master’s of Medical Laboratory Science Leadership degree opens the doors to a variety of leadership roles. These roles include, but are not limited to:
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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:
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.
Yes, UC is an accredited school nationally, by Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MLS programs are accredited by The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), the premier international agency for educational
programs in laboratory sciences.
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