Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
Applicants who are seeking admission to School of Graduate Studies must meet all of the minimum general School of Graduate Studies admission requirements identified in the graduate catalog. In addition, prospective students must fulfill the following requirements for admission to the graduate program in Medical Laboratory Science. Application deadlines can be found on the MLS or UND School of Graduate Studies websites.
- B.A. or B.S. degree and successful completion of the MLS (NCA), MT (ASCP) certification examinations (include proof of certification with School of Graduate Studies application).
- Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work.
- Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
- At least two years of prior work experience in a medical laboratory is preferred (include a resume of applicable work experience with School of Graduate Studies application).
Students seeking the Master of Science degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Medical Lab Science Program.
- A minimum of 33 semester credits as follows (see 'Curriculum' for course lists):
- Foundation Courses = 12 Credits
- Core Courses = 12 Credits
- Elective Courses = 9 Credits
- A cognate area of study or minor (minimum of 9 credits) is optional.
- Successful completion of comprehensive examinations that takes place at the end of the student’s program of study.
All Foundation Courses are required for degree completion. Each course is offered at least annually. MLS 524 has a 1-week on-campus residency requirement that must be completed during the first or second fall semester of coursework. MLS 515 also has a 1-week on-campus residency requirement that must be completed during the spring semester closest to degree completion. MLS 525 must be completed in the first semester of coursework.
|MLS 501||Advanced Laboratory Practice: Technical Concepts||3|
|MLS 515||Capstone in Medical Laboratory Science||2|
|MLS 524||Current Trends and Issues in Medical Laboratory Science||2|
|MLS 997||Independent Study||2|
|MLS 525||Professional Communication in the Medical Laboratory||3|
At least 12 credits of Core Courses (from a minimum of 4 separate courses) of the listed Core Courses are required for degree completion. Core Course credits beyond 12 can be counted as Elective credits. Core Courses are offered on a 3-year cycle.
|MLS 502||Advanced Clinical Hematology: Erythrocytes *||3|
|MLS 503||Advanced Clinical Hematology: Leukocytes *||3|
|MLS 506||Advanced Clinical Chemistry||3|
|MLS 507||Advanced Clinical Immunohematology||3|
|MLS 513||Advanced Clinical Immunology||3|
|MLS 518||Advanced Molecular Diagnostics||3|
|MLS 522||Advanced Clinical Bacteriology||3|
*Only one of these courses can be counted as a Core Course (if both are taken, the second would be counted as an Elective)
At least 9 credits (from a minimum of 3 separate courses) of Elective courses are required for degree completion. Note that any Core Course taken beyond the required 12 credits can also be counted as an Elective course. Elective courses are offered on a 3-year cycle, with the exception of MLS 516, MLS 589, MLS 590, and MLS 591 which are offered more frequently.
|MLS 505||Advanced Laboratory Practice: Financial Management||3|
|MLS 509||Medical Laboratory Education: Teaching Principles||3|
|MLS 516||Special Topics in Medical Laboratory Science||1-4|
|MLS 517||Advanced Laboratory Practice: Administrative Concepts||3|
|MLS 523||Advanced Non-Bacterial Microbiology||3|
|MLS 526||Advanced Clinical Hemostasis||3|
|MLS 527||Medical Laboratory Education: Assessment and Accreditation||3|
|MLS 530||Medical Laboratory Leadership: Principles & Practice||1|
|MLS 531||Medical Laboratory Leadership: Practical Applications||1|
|MLS 532||Medical Laboratory Leadership: Conflict Resolution||1|
|MLS 589||Readings in Medical Laboratory Science||1|
|MLS 590||Project Development||1|
|MLS 591||Directed Study in Laboratory Medicine||1-6|