Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

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Medical laboratory scientists are a vital part of the health care team; they collect and perform tests to analyze bodily fluids, which aids in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

The M.S. in Medical Laboratory Science degree program combines basic and advanced theoretical knowledge with clinical practice. The curriculum fosters problem-solving and diagnostic abilities. In your first year as a Medical Laboratory Science program student, you will learn basic theories and skills in the following areas:

  • Clinical chemistry
  • Clinical immunology
  • Clinical microbiology
  • Hematology
  • Immunohematology
  • Molecular diagnostics

In your second year of the Medical Laboratory Science program, you will complete a clinical practicum in the laboratories within Rush University Medical Center or these affiliated hospitals:

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • The University of Chicago Medicine
  • University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
  • Loyola University Medical Center
Quick Facts: Medical Laboratory Science Program
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21 Months

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Medical Laboratory Science Program Outcomes

A. Board of Certification Pass Rates

93% (55/59) of graduates from 2014-2016 passed the Medical Laboratory Scientist Board of Certification examination within one year of graduation

B. Medical Laboratory Science Graduation/Attrition Rates

100% (76/76) of students who started the clinical portion of the Medical Laboratory Science program from 2015 to 2017 successfully graduated from the program

C. Medical Laboratory Science Graduate Job Placement Rates

100% (70/70) of graduates from 2014 to 2016 found employment in the field or in a closely-related field and/or continued their education within one year of graduation

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