Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Management

This online laboratory management master’s degree program is designed for the practicing medical laboratory scientist seeking a formal education delivered in a convenient format. You can attend on a part-time or full-time basis. These Clinical Laboratory Management classes are accessible online 24/7, allowing flexible class schedules for the busy professional.

The online laboratory management master’s program provides a practical approach to managing the day-to-day aspects of the clinical laboratory. Faculty members have established partnerships with experts in the field to provide the latest information. Our curriculum emphasizes the following topics:

  • Management principles and quality management
  • Organizational structure and management functions
  • Managerial decision-making and process improvement
  • Human resource management
  • Financial management
  • Compliance and regulatory issues
  • Health care informatics
  • Legal issues in health care

When you successfully complete the Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Management program and have two years of full-time acceptable experience in clinical laboratory supervision or management within the last ten years, you are eligible to take the diplomate in laboratory management examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification.

You can complete the program with or without completing coursework in the specialist in blood bank technology certificate program, also available at Rush.

Please note these online study restrictions for non-Illinois residents and international students.

Laboratory Management Career Options

Clinical laboratory managers are employable as supervisory personnel in many settings:

  • Biotechnology laboratory
  • Clinical diagnostic company
  • Clinical pathology laboratory
  • Educational institution
  • Government agency
  • Hospital
  • Industry laboratory
  • Physician’s office laboratory
  • Public health laboratory
  • Reference laboratory
Quick Facts: Online Laboratory Management Master’s Program
Program Type:

Full-Time or Part-Time




1-2 Years

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