Master of Science in Health Sciences, Concentration in Clinical Laboratory Sciences


The M.S. in Health Sciences—Concentration in 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.

This program is offered in the accelerated online format which is comprised of seven-week modules where courses are offered online on a rotating carousel basis.

Students can register for one or two courses in each seven-week module and can begin the program in any of the six start dates each calendar year, as specified by the Graduate College Calendar.

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The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science  - I. Dean Spradling Graduate Research Grant

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Education and Research Fund invites applications for the I. Dean Spradling Graduate Research Grant.  Deadline for applications to be submitted is April 1st of each year.  The winner is awarded $3000 to support graduate school research investigation. The applicant must be a member of ASCLS and accepted to or presently enrolled in an accredited Master’s or Doctoral program in or related to Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science. For more details about eligibility and requirements, visit the ASCLS website here.

Success Stories

Daniela Gill Daniela Gill, MLS (ASCP)CM is a graduate of MSHS in Fall 2018.   She has accepted a full-time position as Clinical Assistant Professor in the CLS program here at UTRGV and she has been accepted to the UTMB Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science Program to start fall 2019.  

Sasha-Gaye Isaacs  has been awarded a $3000 scholarship from the Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity.  Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity is an honorary organization that raises funds and awards scholarships for students in undergraduate and graduate programs in Medical Laboratory Science.