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  • Contact:
  • 322 N. Kedzie Hall
    Michigan State University (MSU)
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    United States
    Phone: 517-353-7800

  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus, Online

  • Description:
  • Michigan State University has been involved in Medical Technology education since 1926. Throughout the years the goal of this program has been that of a leader in the advancement of the clinical sciences through the dissemination and acquisition of knowledge pertinent to the field at both a graduate and undergraduate level. Consistent with the land grant philosophy and the mission of the College of Natural Science, the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program carries on this commitment through the promotion of our graduate program. This program addresses the needs of the practitioner in terms of understanding new emerging technologies and their application to the field of clinical laboratory science. A multiple disciplinary approach to the laboratory sciences is emphasized, which encourages innovative thinking that crosses traditional boundaries. The acquisition of a Masters Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science not only offers the opportunity to expand current knowledge but also personal credentials.

    The Master of Science Degree can be acquired by following one of two available tracks. Plan A emphasizes scientific research with a written thesis and defense. Plan B requires a project, usually involving the review of the literature, with a written summary and defense. Both require prescribed course work which consists of a core set of courses and additional courses which suit the intent of the individual. The Plan B Masters Degree is usually considered terminal. Plan B is available on campus or on-line. Plan A research or Plan B projects may be conducted under the auspice of either a resident or adjunct faculty member. The minimum number of credit hours required for the Master's Degree is 30 semester hours beyond the Bachelor's degree.

  • Admission Information:
  • The Clinical Laboratory Science Graduate committee of the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program is responsible for screening candidates for admission, recommending graduate curriculum and establishing procedural guidelines. The committee is composed of CLS faculty members. The committee meets at least twice per year to evaluate applications. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the graduate committee. Prospective applicants for admission must possess or be a candidate for a Bachelors Degree in Science (B.S.) from an accredited college or university. Applicants must have at least an overall undergraduate 3.0 (B) grade point average. A complete application consists of the application form (this is available on line at, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a letter of intent or purpose, and the general GRE (Graduate Record Exam) score (Click here for GRE info). GRE scores can be up to 10 years old. For applicants in which English is not their first language, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) must be taken.

    Applications are reviewed twice yearly. For on-campus students, applications for Fall admission (late August start), are reviewed in May and for Spring admission (January start) the review occurs in early November.

    For on-line applicants, applications for Fall admission (late August start) are reviewed in mid-March and applications for Spring admission (January start) are reviewed in mid-August.

    Further information regarding the application process can be obtained by contacting the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program office ( or the Graduate School on the Internet at

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