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Advanced Master's

Overview

Students seeking leadership positions in laboratory management, education and research earn an MS in bioscience technologies, through either full- or part-time study. Students must have a BS or a post-baccalaureate certificate in a laboratory field of biotechnology, cytogenetic technology, cytotechnology or medical laboratory sciences. (Other laboratory professionals may be eligible, based on training and experience.) The program is tailored to each student's unique interests and professional goals.

Program Length

1 year full time or 2 years part time

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Curriculum

The advanced master’s program is built on 32 – 33 graduate credits that include both core courses and individualized concentration electives.

Core Courses

  • methods in bioscience education
  • pathology
  • research design
  • research project I and II
  • laboratory administration fieldwork
  • laboratory education/instruction fieldwork
  • regulatory and fiscal issues in lab management.

Select 7-9 credits of concentration electives from graduate level courses offered throughout the University. These courses should focus on and reflect contemporary areas of clinical or research laboratory management, administration and advanced practice.

Concentration Areas include but are not limited to:

  • management and supervision
  • financial management
  • regulatory and quality management
  • research skills

Click to View Curriculum:

Fall Semester Semester Credits
LS 603     Research Design 3
LS 640     Methods in Bioscience Education 3
LS 801     Research Project I 1
LS 812*     Practicum I 2
LS 813*     Practicum II 2
or
*LS 644   Laboratory Education Administration and Instruction 2-4
CH 504     Biochemistry 3
Concentration Elective 3
Total 17

 

Spring Semester Semester Credits
LS 610     Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Laboratory Management 3
LS 613    Pathology 2
LS 802     Research Project II 2
LS 814**     Practicum III 2
LS 815**     Practicum IV 2
or
**LS 645     Laboratory Administration and Management 2-4
Concentration Elective(s) 4-5
Total minimum 15

 

Total Credits for the Master of Science in Bioscience Technologies (Advanced MS) minimum 32

 

Fall Semester Semester Credits
LS 603     Research Design 3
LS 640     Methods in Bioscience Education 3
LS 812*     Practicum I 2

 

Spring Semester Semester Credits
LS 610     Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Laboratory
Management
3
LS 613    Pathology 2
LS 813*     Practicum II 2
or
*LS 644    Laboratory Education Administration and Instruction 2-4

 

Summer I and/or II Semester Credits
LS 814**     Practicum III 2
Concentration Elective 3

 

Fall Semester Semester Credits
LS 801     Research Project I 1
LS 815**     Practicum IV 2
CH 504     Biochemistry 3

 

Spring Semester Semester Credits
LS 802     Research Project II 2
Concentration Elective(s) 4-5
or
**LS 645   Laboratory Administration and Management 2-4

 

Total Credits for the Master of Science in Bioscience Technologies (Advanced MS) minimum 32

 

Contact

Jennifer Raab
Assistant Director
of Admissions
jennifer.raab@jefferson.edu


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