Clinical laboratory science: Online master’s degree
Master of health sciences in clinical and diagnostic sciences with an emphasis in clinical laboratory science (MHS)
- Program type: Master’s degree
- Academic home: School of Health Professions | Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
- Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
- Delivery mode: 100 percent online
- Credit hours: 30
- Estimated program cost: $15,409.50*
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
How an online master’s in clinical laboratory science can help you
The online master’s in clinical and diagnostic sciences with an emphasis in clinical laboratory science is designed for practicing clinicians. With a blend of interprofessional classes and discipline-specific classes, the program prepares graduates for effective leadership in interprofessional workplace environments.
Students who pursue the online master’s in clinical and diagnostic sciences with an emphasis in clinical laboratory science will be prepared to:
- Teach courses for educational programs in clinical laboratory science;
- Lead interprofessional teams of clinicians in the hospital/clinic setting;
- Take on a nonclinical role in sales, marketing, or product or customer support.
Program structure and topics
Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically complete part-time study plans in two years.
The master’s in clinical laboratory science is a customizable interdisciplinary program that allows you to craft a degree that suits your specific educational needs and career goals
- Start with core clinical foundation courses designed to introduce students to graduate-level concepts;
- Choose a leadership graduate certificate offered by the School of Health Professions or by a partner MU school or college to achieve a high level of depth in an area of your interest;
- Take clinical laboratory science-related electives to further your knowledge of your profession.
Meet our faculty
Kathy Moss, PhD, RCP, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC
Program Director, Clinical Professor
Dr. Moss is the program director for the online MHS program, and a clinical professor in the School of Health Professions. Her research interests include academic credentialing and oxygen therapy. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Moss was a registered respiratory therapist at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Steve Starr, MPH, MT(ASCP)BB
Assistant Clinical Professor
Starr is the program director for the undergraduate CLS program. He earned his bachelor of general studies, bachelor of health science and master of public health from the University of Missouri.
This program is administered by the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences.