Laboratory Medicine

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Master of Science in Health Sciences (M.S.H.S.)
Location(s): Online Learning

Program Overview

Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) is a challenging and rewarding health care profession that has great impact on patient care. Working in a variety of settings, medical laboratory scientists are essential members of the health care team who provide vital information about the status and function of the body and its systems. The data obtained by medical laboratory scientists is utilized in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

The MSHS in Laboratory Medicine is designed for individuals who have a baccalaureate degree in a science or health science related field and wants to be eligible to become certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.  
 

Admission Requirements

Admissions Deadlines:

Fall - August 7

The application and all supporting documentation (fees, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, transcripts) must be received by the deadline in order for the application to be reviewed.

Standardized Test Scores:

Not required

Recommendations required:

Two (2) recommendations

Prior Academic Records:

Transcripts required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Transcripts must be forwarded in their original sealed envelopes.

If academic records are in a language other than English, a certified English language translation must be provided in addition to the original transcripts; translations alone will not be accepted.

Official transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grades, U.S. degree equivalency, grade-point averages (GPA), and date of degree conferral. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services, please click here

Statement of Purpose:

In an essay of 250 to 500 words, describe your reasons for undertaking study in the Health Sciences at The George Washington University. You should state your academic objectives, career plans, and related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.

Additional Requirements: A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution;
Clinical Practicum Site;
Prerequisites:
English Composition (3 credits) 
College Algebra
Statistics, or higher (3 credits) 
Biology (lecture and ‘hands-on’ lab) (8 credits) 
Microbiology (lecture and ‘hands-on’ lab) (4 credits) 
Chemistry (lecture and ‘hands-on’ lab) (8 credits)
Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry (3 credits)
 

International Applicants:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents and English language requirements.

PLEASE NOTE that the Health Sciences programs require the following minimum English language test scores for admission:

  • Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
  • TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based; or
  • Academic PTE: 68

Supporting Documents not Submitted Online should be Mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Health Sciences Programs
The George Washington University
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037

Contact for Questions:
[email protected] ~  (202) 994-8528
202-994-0870 (fax)
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday