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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Sciences 4+1 (BS/MS)

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Undergraduate Phase

While completing the BS in Medical Laboratory Science degree, students will take six (6) credits of graduate-level courses in lieu of regularly required undergraduate courses in the major.  The six credits will be counted toward both the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science.   Following completion of the Baccalaureate degree, students will complete an additional 26 credits of coursework to meet the course requirements for the MMS degree.  The suggested sequence is as follows: 

Graduate Core Courses

Students must complete 12 credits of graduate core coursework, including 3.0 total credits of seminar.  Some of these can be completed during the undergraduate phase of the 4+1 program.

Fieldwork Experiences

Students must earn 8 credits in the fieldwork experiences category through an individualized combination of the following courses: Advanced Practica, Laboratory Education and Administration, Laboratory Administration and Management.

Scholarly Product & Concentration Electives

To meet the scholarly product requirement, students may complete a literature review/health services/ outcomes based research project course MMSC 800  (6 credits total) or engage in a wet-bench research project with a selected research mentor MMSC 868  (6 credits total).  Students should meet with the MMS program director to determine which course selection best meets their educational needs.

Students are required to complete 6 credits worth of concentration electives.  See the MMS program handbook for a list of potential concentration elective courses. Selections are tailored to meet each student’s educational goals.  Some concentration electives may be completed during the undergraduate phase.

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