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 2019, a nationally ASCP-certified MLS Bachelor’s-prepared medical laboratory scientist earned approximately $68,240 (median) staff technologist. In addition, a clinical supervisor/lead or manager with advanced specialty training or education in the other disciplines averaged an annual salary of approximately $75,000 to $90,000, and a laboratory director averaged $110,000.
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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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.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
Yes. Our online students are no different from our on-campus students in that way. You get a specific ID that you can use to navigate different systems at UC and for potential student discounts.
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