Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science Program Details

Program Highlights

Students should choose the MS in Medical Laboratory Science program at Rush University for these reasons:

  • Rich hands-on experience in student laboratory because of the availability of resources for student learning, e.g. digital microscopy, actual patient specimens and an extensive microscope slide collection demonstrating normals and abnormals
  • Guaranteed practica placement in a large, urban, tertiary-care, state-of-the-art hospital laboratory
  • Excellent student outcomes including success on certification examination and job placement rate
  • Multiple opportunities for the development of critical thinking skills through the use of problem-based learning
  • Long history of a fully-accredited program that is highly regarded locally and nationally
  • Small class size together with all the benefits and resources of a large university
  • Faculty consisting of experienced practitioner-teachers including expert guest lecturers
  • Program housed in a highly-ranked academic medical center with other health sciences students
  • One of the first medical laboratory science programs in the U.S. offering a Master of Science degree
  • Research opportunities in translational medicine with funded, experienced researchers
  • Opportunity for interprofessional learning at all stages of the program
  • Rich, diverse culture of community service providing hands-on, real-world experiences
  • History of leadership in professional societies by faculty and students
  • Program location in Chicago, a city of diverse communities with access to good public transportation, wealth of cultural opportunities, competitive professional sports teams and outstanding recreational facilities.

Accreditation Summary

The medical laboratory science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences: 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. Phone: (847) 939-3597.


Admissions Contact
Phone: (312) 942-2115


Job Placement Rates
of graduates from 2017 to 2019
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