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M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Laboratory Science will provide advanced scientific, analytical, and administrative training preparing graduates for leadership careers in Clinical Laboratory Science. Students who complete this degree will be well equipped for managerial positions in a variety of clinical laboratory settings.

The program is designed both for students holding a science degree who wish to enter the field of Clinical Laboratory Science, with aspirations of attaining leadership positions or for those already working in the field. 

Most courses are offered online allowing working individuals to complete the program and it can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. The final one semester practicum requires a full-time, in-person commitment.

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The M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science consists of 10 courses and a total of 32-36 graduate semester hours (S.H.). Students may enroll in this program part-time or full-time.

The following courses make up the M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science program.

  • 10 Courses / 32-26 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Graduation will require completion of all coursework with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 22-24 S.H.
CHEM 09500 Advanced Clinical Chemistry 3
BBS 03503 Lab Administration 3
CHEM 07593 Regulatory Affairs 3
CHEM 09502 Quality Assurance 3
STAT 04501 Clinical Statistics 3
BBS 03502 Practicum 6
CHEM 0550 Clinical Laboratory Science Seminar 1-3
Elective Courses: 12-14 S.H.
CHEM 09501 Advanced Clinical Chemistry Lab 1
INTR 06502 Responsible Conduct, Rigor and Reproducibility in Science  3
MCB 014017 or
MCB 01507
Advanced Microbiology or Advanced Molecular Microbiology 4
CHEM 07594 GLP/GMP Techniques 3
MHP 00611 Histology I: Basic Cell Types 3
MHP 00613 Histology II: Organ Systems 3
MBS 0063 or 
MCB 01538 & 
MCB L1538
Immunology (no lab) or Graduate Immunology (lab) 3-4
MBS 00617 or 
BBS 03501
Advanced Immunology  4
BBS 03500 Advanced Hematology 4

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Transfer Credit Evaluation Policy

The Admissions Committee will review and define all acceptable course equivalencies and transfer credits, as well as all required remaining coursework, for each incoming transfer student.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Students not in the Clinical Laboratory workforce should hold a B.A. or B.S. degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related fields.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
  • One Letter of Recommendation. The official Recommendation Form is recommended.
  • Recommended minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
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