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College of Natural Science Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program Graduate Study Biomedical Laboratory Operations - Master of Science
The master’s degree program in biomedical laboratory operations is designed for individuals with previous clinical laboratory experience who seek career advancement as managers, administrators, researchers, entrepreneurs and policymakers in the field. The core of this program resides in three major components: science, management and practice. The science component focuses on post-baccalaureate courses planned to develop a high level of competence within the student’s chosen biomedical laboratory discipline. The management component provides a solid foundation in general business including resource management, communication skills, organizational structures, decision making, and essential aspects of working in a regulated industry. The degree is intended to expose individuals to real-life problems with an expectation of generating positive, realistic solutions.
In addition to meeting the requirements of the University and the College of Natural Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.
Regular admission to the Master of Science degree in Biomedical Laboratory Operations requires completion of a bachelor of science degree, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0, in a field of study directly related to the focus of this program and a minimum of two years’ experience in a clinical laboratory setting. Applicants with certification in a clinical laboratory profession may apply their clinical education or internship experience towards the two-year experience requirement. Scholastic record, experience, personal qualifications and career goals are taken into consideration to determine the applicant’s acceptability.
Applicants who fail to meet the criteria for regular admission, may apply for provisional admission if they have demonstrated a high probability of success. The decision regarding conversion to regular status will be made after completion of 9 credit hours of science-based courses. Students who are admitted provisionally will be required to complete 9 credits in prescribed science courses with a 3.0 grade-point average. These collateral courses will not count toward the degree.
Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Operations
The student must complete 31 credits under Plan B (without thesis). The specific program of study, including an internship in collaboration with an industrial partner, and competence in statistics must be approved by the student’s guidance committee. The final oral examination, which covers both course work and research, is administered by the student’s guidance committee.
The following courses (6 credits):
Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Seminar
Managing Biomedical Laboratory Operations
Topics in Biomedical Laboratory Operations
Decision Processes for Biomedical Laboratory Operations
Complete a minimum of 5 credits in courses with a business or management focus.
Complete a minimum of 17 credits in courses with a science focus.
Complete a minimum of 3 credits of BLD 895 Projects in Biomedical Laboratory Operations. The project will be determined in consultation with the student's guidance committee.