MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES
Master of Medical Laboratory Sciences
The Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences offers students either a non-thesis track with two concentrations (Molecular Diagnostics or Laboratory Management) or a thesis track with a concentration in Molecular Diagnostics. All of the M.S. degree options are thirty-six credit hours.
Admission to either the thesis or non-thesis tracks of the M.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences requires professional certification in one of the following areas; MLS/MT (ASCP), HTL (ASCP), CT (ASCP), CG (ASCP) or ASCP Specialist certification including SM, SC, SH or SBB, or a B.S. in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or a related field with a minimum of 16 credit hours in biology (including microbiology, immunology, molecular biology), 1 credit hours in chemistry (including 8 hours in inorganic chemistry and 8 hours of organic chemistry or 4 hours organic chemistry and 4 hours biochemistry), approval of the Program Director and admission to the Graduate school.
Applications, deadlines and additional information may be found at www.tarleton.edu/medicallab.
|A. MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS CONCENTRATION|
|MLS 501, 520, 521, 525, 530, 531, 540, 550, 551, 599
|BIOL 598 or GB 598
|MLS 586, 4 hrs MLS Electives*||6|
*Approved Electives: MLS 502, 504, 506, 586, 590
|B. LABORATORY MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION|
|MLS 501, 506, 520, 525, 530, 531, 572, 586, 3 hrs MLS Elective**||21|
|BIOL 598 or GB 598||3|
|FIN 500, GB 586, MGMT 500, 511
**Approved Electives: MLS 502, 521, 550, 551, 590, 599
Graduates of Tarleton State University’s Medical Laboratory Science Certificate program may substitute MLS 502, MLS 504 and MLS 506 for MLS 525 and MLS Electives.
Both the thesis and non-thesis Molecular Diagnostic options require a three credit hour practicum, in which students gain exposure and practice molecular techniques.