The program requires 74 graduate semester credit hours for graduation. This is an entry-level degree and upon graduation, the student would be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). The program is 5 semesters long and culminates in a research or capstone project. This program will also offer courses in evidence based practice, clinical services delivery, epidemiology, and education principles. This degree will prepare the student for practice in research, management, and education as well as practice as a clinical laboratory scientist.
For the distance/WEB students, laboratories are conducted at a satellite laboratory in the Atlanta area or at the clinical affiliates. The clinical internships are conducted at affiliated clinical sites. Internet students are encouraged to identify possible internship sites convenient to them. The Program of Clinical Laboratory Science will contact these sites to explore a clinical affiliation. The program requires computer capability and Internet connectivity.
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
5600 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information and prerequisites: http://www.augusta.edu/admissions/graduate/master-clinical-laboratory.php
Progression & Graduation Requirements
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