Admission Requirements

  • Comply with the regular admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research, which includes an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
  • have a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or Biological Science. 
  • have Laboratory experience.  This requirement can be met by documenting one year of clinical laboratory experience or 16 credits of courses accompanied by a lab. 

In cases where the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, additional factors, including 2 years of clinical laboratory experience or performance in the last 60 hours of course work, may be weighted more heavily in the assessment for admissions.

Applicants should have coursework in genetics, hematology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, chemistry, and statistics.  Students may be admitted with deficient backgrounds if coursework is met in a defined period of time.

All Applicants must submit:

  1. Graduate admission application and fee.
  2. Official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions.
  3. A statement of intent must be included which describes the applicant’s laboratory skills and experiences, and reasons for pursuing graduate education.
  4. A current resume.
  5. Three letters of recommendation from instructors or professional references addressing the applicant’s academic and professional abilities and preparation for graduate study.

Application Due Dates

Rolling admission; applications are not accepted for Summer semester.

MS in Clinical Molecular Diagnostics Curriculum - Laboratory Education Track

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Clinical Sciences department page.

Total Credits Required 35

Graduation Requirements

Graduates must meet the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies as outlined in the Graduate Bulletin in addition to the following:

  • Complete the minimum number of credits for the degree 
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Successfully complete capstone project