Clinical Laboratory Sciences:
Master of Science, major in Clinical Laboratory Management, Curriculum

The Master of Science degree, with a major in Clinical Laboratory Management, joins the academic expertise of two existing programs in the College of Health Sciences and meets a growing market need. It is a joint degree program shared by the Department of Health Systems Management and the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. This program, with both full-time and part-time options, is designed for the practicing clinical laboratory scientist who desires formal graduate education in management. It builds upon the technical knowledge of the clinical laboratory scientist by providing advanced courses in organizational theory, research, finance, economics and health care organization, as well as clinical laboratory science. Graduates will have enhanced skills and knowledge to develop new approaches to clinical issues, design and implement data analyses, plan and implement new laboratory programs, respond to administrative issues and understand research methods. Graduates will be educated to assume the role of laboratory manager or laboratory supervisor. Blending the technical expertise of a clinical laboratory sciences background with advanced knowledge in the clinical sciences, research and management, the program will prepare individuals to effectively meet the challenges and demands of operating a clinical laboratory in today's rapidly evolving health care delivery system.

Graduates who have at least two years of full-time acceptable experience in clinical laboratory supervision/management within the last ten years may apply for the Diplomat in Laboratory Management DLM (ASCP) certification examination given by the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry.

Year 1

Fall Quarter

HSM 502

Health Care Organization

2

HSM 503

Foundation Skills

3

HSM 514

Statistics for Health Care Management

4

HSM 531

Finance I: Accounting Principles

4

Winter Quarter

CLS 556

Clinical Laboratory Management

3

HSM 515

Human Resources Management

4

HSM 533

Health Care Economics

4

HSM 572

Health Care Operations Management

4

 

Spring Quarter

CLS 550

Laboratory Information and Auttomation Systems

3

HSM 523

Managerial Epidemiology

3

HSM 532

Finance II: Health Care Managerial Accounting

3

HSM 543

Health Law

3

 

Ethics

1

 

Year 2

Fall Quarter

CLS 558

Marketing and Negotiation

4

CLS 560

Research Seminar I

2

CLS 563

Master's Project I

4

HSM 545

Organizational Analysis and Change

3

 

Winter Quarter

CLS 559

Issues in Pathology

4

CLS 561

Research Seminar II

2

CLS 564

Master's Project II

2

CLS electives

3-4

Spring Quarter

CLS 552

Regulatory and Professional Issues

2

CLS 565

Master's Project III

2

CLS electives

3-4

HSM 593

Governance, Interprofessionalism and Leadership

3

   
 

Hours Required for MS Degree:

 
 
Curriculum subject to change.