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Biomedical Laboratory Science

Master of Arts

Online

Course Delivery

30

Total Credits

$23,573

Tuition

2 Years

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

The Masters of Arts in Biomedical Laboratory Science program is designed to enhance the students knowledge base and broaden their perspectives across the profession. A variety of laboratory science and management courses can be taken to fulfill the degree requirements. The coursework is customized to the student's interests and students may also take electives in other relevant topics. A final capstone project expands the students knowledge of an emerging analyte or technology.

This program can be completed fully online. For students interested in updating their technical skills, there is also the option to take advanced level lab course(s). MSU Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics (BLD) graduate students come from various disciplines, including the medical laboratory, industry, academic research labs and other health related backgrounds.

Program Outcomes

The BLD Graduate Program faculty help students create the course and research plans that fit their education and career goals. This can include advanced coursework in topics such as molecular diagnostics, immunodiagnostics, advanced flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, biomedical laboratory operations, transfusion medicine/hemostasis, cell biology, statistics, information technology, scientific writing and research in the sciences.

Alumni from this program have authored peer reviewed publications. Students can also use the coursework from this program to prepare for national credentialing exams in specific content areas such as molecular diagnostics, flow cytometry, etc. Please note that our courses do not directly provide eligibility for national credentialing exams. For details on credentialing, please see: https://www.ascp.org/content/board-of-certification/get-credentialed or contact the BLD program to see if we can provide any course plans that would align with your credentialing goals.

Career Outlook

This program provides the foundation for career advancement in laboratory leadership, hospital specialist roles, and faculty/program director roles in medical laboratory science education. The BLD faculty mentor students in professional development and networking, and this also creates career advancement opportunities.

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report
Rachel Morris headshot

Dr. Rachel Morris

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Rachel Morris received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Marquette University in 2011. She did her postdoctoral work at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan Medical School where she studied the physiology and ecology of bacteria in low oxygen environments, including the human gut. She has been passionate about education throughout her career, teaching and mentoring high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Course Information

 

Core

BLD 815 - Cell Biology in Health and Disease I (2 Credits)
BLD 890 - Selected Problems in Clinical Laboratory Science (2-3 Credit)

Elective

BLD 821 - Advanced Clinical Laboratory Practice (1 Credit)
BLD 831 - Clinical Application of Molecular Biology (2 Credits)
BLD 832 - Molecular Pathology Laboratory (2 Credits)
BLD 835 - Hemostasis, Thrombosis and Effective Resource Management (3 Credits)
BLD 836 - Adverse Transfusion Outcomes: Detection, Monitoring and Prevention (2 Credits)
BLD 837 - Transfusion Service Operations and Management (1 Credit)
BLD 838 - Clinical Context of Blood Product Management (1 Credit)
BLD 850 - Concepts in Immunodiagnostics (2 Credits)
BLD 851 - Clinical Application of Immunodiagnostic Principles (2 Credits)
BLD 852 - Immunodiagnostics Laboratory (2 Credits)
BLD 853 - Advanced Flow Cytometry (2 Credits)
BLD 861 - Emerging Infections, Emerging Technology (2 Credits)
BLD 870 - Clinical Mass Spectrometry Theory (2 Credits)
BLD 871 - Applied Clinical Mass Spectrometry (2 Credits)
BLD 872 - Clinical Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (2 Credits)
BLD 816 - Cell Biology in Health and Disease II (2 Credits)
BLD 830 - Concepts in Molecular Biology (2 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelors degree in science from an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Previous work experience - Résumé
  • Taken the GRE
  • Taken the TOEFL (only required if English is not your native language)
  • A written personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    Three are required. Also, please provide contact information for your recommenders in the MSU application system.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application (program code: 7104) Have transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended sent directly to MSU. Mailing address is: Michigan State University Hannah Administration Building 426 Auditorium Road, Room 250 East Lansing, Michigan 48824-2604
  • Official general GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores. GRE scores can be up to 5 years old. The MSU GRE code is 1465. The BLD Department Code is 0601. A GRE waiver may be requested for nationally credentialed students that are applying to the Masters of Arts in Biomedical Laboratory Science program.
  • For applicants in which English is not their first language, an English Language Proficiency test must be taken. Test takers should use the Michigan State University code 1465. Please read this additional information on test availability and requirements.

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

April 1st

Spring

Application Deadline

November 15th

 

Tuition & Fees

  

 In-State Tuition  Out-of-State Tuition  Flat Fees
 $23,573 Total $30,210 Total   $23 Taxes per semester

 

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

The Masters of Arts in Biomedical Laboratory Science program is designed to enhance the students knowledge base and broaden their perspectives across the profession. A variety of laboratory science and management courses can be taken to fulfill the degree requirements. The coursework is customized to the student's interests and students may also take electives in other relevant topics. A final capstone project expands the students knowledge of an emerging analyte or technology.

This program can be completed fully online. For students interested in updating their technical skills, there is also the option to take advanced level lab course(s). MSU Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics (BLD) graduate students come from various disciplines, including the medical laboratory, industry, academic research labs and other health related backgrounds.

Program Outcomes

The BLD Graduate Program faculty help students create the course and research plans that fit their education and career goals. This can include advanced coursework in topics such as molecular diagnostics, immunodiagnostics, advanced flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, biomedical laboratory operations, transfusion medicine/hemostasis, cell biology, statistics, information technology, scientific writing and research in the sciences.

Alumni from this program have authored peer reviewed publications. Students can also use the coursework from this program to prepare for national credentialing exams in specific content areas such as molecular diagnostics, flow cytometry, etc. Please note that our courses do not directly provide eligibility for national credentialing exams. For details on credentialing, please see: https://www.ascp.org/content/board-of-certification/get-credentialed or contact the BLD program to see if we can provide any course plans that would align with your credentialing goals.

Career Outlook

This program provides the foundation for career advancement in laboratory leadership, hospital specialist roles, and faculty/program director roles in medical laboratory science education. The BLD faculty mentor students in professional development and networking, and this also creates career advancement opportunities.

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report
Rachel Morris headshot

Dr. Rachel Morris

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Rachel Morris received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Marquette University in 2011. She did her postdoctoral work at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan Medical School where she studied the physiology and ecology of bacteria in low oxygen environments, including the human gut. She has been passionate about education throughout her career, teaching and mentoring high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Course Information

 

Core

BLD 815 - Cell Biology in Health and Disease I (2 Credits)
BLD 890 - Selected Problems in Clinical Laboratory Science (2-3 Credit)

Elective

BLD 821 - Advanced Clinical Laboratory Practice (1 Credit)
BLD 831 - Clinical Application of Molecular Biology (2 Credits)
BLD 832 - Molecular Pathology Laboratory (2 Credits)
BLD 835 - Hemostasis, Thrombosis and Effective Resource Management (3 Credits)
BLD 836 - Adverse Transfusion Outcomes: Detection, Monitoring and Prevention (2 Credits)
BLD 837 - Transfusion Service Operations and Management (1 Credit)
BLD 838 - Clinical Context of Blood Product Management (1 Credit)
BLD 850 - Concepts in Immunodiagnostics (2 Credits)
BLD 851 - Clinical Application of Immunodiagnostic Principles (2 Credits)
BLD 852 - Immunodiagnostics Laboratory (2 Credits)
BLD 853 - Advanced Flow Cytometry (2 Credits)
BLD 861 - Emerging Infections, Emerging Technology (2 Credits)
BLD 870 - Clinical Mass Spectrometry Theory (2 Credits)
BLD 871 - Applied Clinical Mass Spectrometry (2 Credits)
BLD 872 - Clinical Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (2 Credits)
BLD 816 - Cell Biology in Health and Disease II (2 Credits)
BLD 830 - Concepts in Molecular Biology (2 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelors degree in science from an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Previous work experience - Résumé
  • Taken the GRE
  • Taken the TOEFL (only required if English is not your native language)
  • A written personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    Three are required. Also, please provide contact information for your recommenders in the MSU application system.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application (program code: 7104) Have transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended sent directly to MSU. Mailing address is: Michigan State University Hannah Administration Building 426 Auditorium Road, Room 250 East Lansing, Michigan 48824-2604
  • Official general GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores. GRE scores can be up to 5 years old. The MSU GRE code is 1465. The BLD Department Code is 0601. A GRE waiver may be requested for nationally credentialed students that are applying to the Masters of Arts in Biomedical Laboratory Science program.
  • For applicants in which English is not their first language, an English Language Proficiency test must be taken. Test takers should use the Michigan State University code 1465. Please read this additional information on test availability and requirements.

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

April 1st

Spring

Application Deadline

November 15th

 

Tuition & Fees

  

 In-State Tuition  Out-of-State Tuition  Flat Fees
 $23,573 Total $30,210 Total   $23 Taxes per semester

 

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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