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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.
Completing all course work, in addition to two years of experience in the specialty, satisfies the requirements for pursuing Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments technical supervisor in the following specialties: bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology, immunology, chemistry, hematology or radiobioassay.
Official nameMaster of health science in clinical and diagnostic sciences with an emphasis in clinical laboratory science
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Health Sciences | Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
- Clinical educator
- Team leader
- Clinical or teaching professor
- Clinical specialist
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.
Course work includes
- Start with core clinical foundation courses designed to introduce students to graduate-level concepts;
- Choose a leadership graduate certificate offered by the College of Health Sciences 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.
Typical program length2 years
Typical course loadPart time
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
Dr. Myers is the program director for the online MHS program, and a clinical professor in the College of Health Sciences. Her research interests include academic credentialing and oxygen therapy. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Myers was a registered respiratory therapist at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Alese Thompson is an assistant clinical professor for the clinical laboratory sciences program in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences. She earned her certificate in forensic science and BS in clinical laboratory sciences from Saint Louis University, and her MS in medical laboratory science from the University of North Dakota. Her areas of expertise include immunology, parasitology, and clinical education management and coordination. She actively serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Missouri (ASCLS-MO).