Master of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Laboratory Sciences Online

The M.S. in Health Sciences—Clinical Laboratory Sciences online program provides advanced knowledge for certified medical laboratory scientists and medical technologists seeking to advance their careers.

Focused on the major areas of laboratory medicine as well as management and leadership, this 100% online master's degree prepares you for middle management in hospital or reference laboratories. Graduates may also pursue consulting positions in private labs or physician office labs or teaching positions in medical laboratory science programs at a university or hospital.

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About the Program

The M.S. in Health Sciences—Clinical Laboratory Sciences online program provides advanced knowledge for certified medical laboratory scientists and medical technologists seeking to advance their careers.

Focused on the major areas of laboratory medicine as well as management and leadership, this 100% online master's degree prepares you for middle management in hospital or reference laboratories. Graduates may also pursue consulting positions in private labs or physician office labs or teaching positions in medical laboratory science programs at a university or hospital.

UT Rio Grande Valley offers our Master of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Laboratory Sciences degree program 100% online.

The health care industry is expected to continue to grow rapidly and there is increasing demand for candidates with graduate-level training who can take leadership roles in clinical laboratory sciences. Our program helps lab technicians take the next step in their career.

Graduates gain a more sophisticated knowledge of laboratory systems and essential laboratory management and leadership skills, and emerge better qualified for careers in diagnostic and clinical services, pathology, research, and other medical technology laboratory settings.

MSHS Clinical Laboratory Sciences online program advantages:

  • 100% online
  • Affordable tuition
  • Accelerated program
  • Instruction from faculty with experience in the field
  • Complete coursework in as few as 12 months

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Courses

This course provides the knowledge about fundamentals of health Information Systems and the role of Information systems in efficient operation of healthcare organizations. The course specifically focuses on: Evolution of HMIS, HMIS components and basic HMIS functions, technology infrastructure for healthcare organizations, basic concepts such as HER, HIE, CPOE, and CDSS, HMIS standards such as HIPPA, HL7, and DICOM, strategic information systems planning for healthcare organizations, systems analysis and project management, information security issues, and role of HMIS professionals in health organizations.
An introduction to the healthcare system beginning with a historical overview, analysis of organizational components, and an emphasis on the interaction of delivery systems, regulation, financial concerns, regulations and alternative strategies for healthcare organizations as well as quality assurance and its role in health care organizations.
This course examines the development of U.S. health policies and laws and how they affect health care delivery, impact health disparities, and shape population health. Special attention will be given to discussions of current national health policy debates. The course also introduces students to various international health care system models.
An exploration of qualitative and quantitative research methods and experimental designs with specific application to the Health Sciences as well as an introduction to evidence based medicine.
Overview of legal and ethical issues associated with the delivery of healthcare in today’s society. Specific areas of contemporary legal and ethical concern surrounding everyday practice will be emphasized.
This course will cover the knowledge, skills, and techniques used in the preparation of professional papers and grant proposals. Students will also be introduced to methods used in the identification of funding sources as well as the principles of successful grant management.
This course provides the knowledge about fundamentals of health Information Systems and the role of Information systems in efficient operation of healthcare organizations. The course specifically focuses on: Evolution of HMIS, HMIS components and basic HMIS functions, technology infrastructure for healthcare organizations, basic concepts such as HER, HIE, CPOE, and CDSS, HMIS standards such as HIPPA, HL7, and DICOM, strategic information systems planning for healthcare organizations, systems analysis and project management, information security issues, and role of HMIS professionals in health organizations.
An introduction to the healthcare system beginning with a historical overview, analysis of organizational components, and an emphasis on the interaction of delivery systems, regulation, financial concerns, regulations and alternative strategies for healthcare organizations as well as quality assurance and its role in health care organizations.
This course examines the development of U.S. health policies and laws and how they affect health care delivery, impact health disparities, and shape population health. Special attention will be given to discussions of current national health policy debates. The course also introduces students to various international health care system models.
An exploration of qualitative and quantitative research methods and experimental designs with specific application to the Health Sciences as well as an introduction to evidence based medicine.
Overview of legal and ethical issues associated with the delivery of healthcare in today’s society. Specific areas of contemporary legal and ethical concern surrounding everyday practice will be emphasized.
This course will cover the knowledge, skills, and techniques used in the preparation of professional papers and grant proposals. Students will also be introduced to methods used in the identification of funding sources as well as the principles of successful grant management.
This course explores the phenomena that produce changes in normal cellular and tissue functions as well as related physiologic processes resulting from aging and various disease processes. Focus on interpretation of lab values and the effect of nutrition on various disease states will be included.
The pathogenesis, mechanism and morphological overview of hematological and coagulation disorders. Laboratory testing protocols, clinical pathways and interpretation of diagnostic tests will be covered.
This course is designed to give an in-depth understanding of the practice of clinical chemistry. Topics include advanced analytical techniques, selection of methodologies, clinical pathways and the application of biochemical testing to the diagnosis of disease. Current practice as well as an analysis of future trends in laboratory testing will be discussed.
Laboratory techniques used in the diagnosis of infectious diseases in humans. Emphasis will be placed on the differential diagnosis and correlation of microbiology results with other laboratory tests. Current research in these areas will be explored.
This course focuses on the function of the immune system in both health and disease. Advanced concepts in immunology are covered in the areas of transplantation, clinical immunopathology, immunotherapy and transfusion practice. Current research in red cell, antigens and antibodies, autoantibodies, drug induced sensitization and problem solving techniques are explored.
This course provides foundation knowledge in molecular biology, genetics, and the molecular basis of selected human diseases. An over-view of molecular diagnostics techniques used in the diagnosis, monitoring, therapeutic decision-making, and the prediction of genetic, infectious, and malignant diseases is discussed. Pharmacogenomics and ethical issues are also addressed.
This course explores the phenomena that produce changes in normal cellular and tissue functions as well as related physiologic processes resulting from aging and various disease processes. Focus on interpretation of lab values and the effect of nutrition on various disease states will be included.
The pathogenesis, mechanism and morphological overview of hematological and coagulation disorders. Laboratory testing protocols, clinical pathways and interpretation of diagnostic tests will be covered.
This course is designed to give an in-depth understanding of the practice of clinical chemistry. Topics include advanced analytical techniques, selection of methodologies, clinical pathways and the application of biochemical testing to the diagnosis of disease. Current practice as well as an analysis of future trends in laboratory testing will be discussed.
Laboratory techniques used in the diagnosis of infectious diseases in humans. Emphasis will be placed on the differential diagnosis and correlation of microbiology results with other laboratory tests. Current research in these areas will be explored.
This course focuses on the function of the immune system in both health and disease. Advanced concepts in immunology are covered in the areas of transplantation, clinical immunopathology, immunotherapy and transfusion practice. Current research in red cell, antigens and antibodies, autoantibodies, drug induced sensitization and problem solving techniques are explored.
This course provides foundation knowledge in molecular biology, genetics, and the molecular basis of selected human diseases. An over-view of molecular diagnostics techniques used in the diagnosis, monitoring, therapeutic decision-making, and the prediction of genetic, infectious, and malignant diseases is discussed. Pharmacogenomics and ethical issues are also addressed.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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*We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change.

Scholarships

UTRGV offers Dean’s New Graduate Student Scholarship towards tuition and fees for new Master’s students starting in Fall 2018 and over 200 other scholarships to help you make your graduate education a reality. For more information, please visit our Scholarships page.

Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability. For additional information regarding funding please visit our Financial Aid for Accelerated Online Programs page.

Additional Fees

Domestic Applicant Fee: $50
International Applicant Fee: $100
Graduation Fee: $32


Admissions

Please review all the admission requirements for the Master of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Laboratory Sciences Online degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

Admissions Criteria

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $50 application fee (for domestic applications) online.

Official Transcript

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities

GPA

3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

References

2 References from Professional or Academic sources