Division of Medical Laboratory Science
5R472 School of Medicine
Director for Master’s Program: Diana G. Wilkins, MS, PhD, MT (ASCP), 801-587-1242
Minimum Degree Hours: 30
Areas of Specialization
Clinical chemistry, immunochemistry, hematology, immunohematology, cytology, clinical microbiology, clinical virology, immunology, cellular and molecular biology.
- to increase the student’s technical competence in the area of study;
- to develop an approach to research procedures and understand the importance of properly defining research problems;
- to provide a working background in scientific writing and data management;
- to increase the student’s awareness and knowledge of new laboratory-related technologies; and
- to prepare the student for continuation into an appropriate Ph.D. program or medical school, if desired.
A B.S. degree in medical laboratory science or related science, such as biology, microbiology, chemistry, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. For international students, the TOEFL and GRE are required. Minimum GPA of 3.0.
The basic requirements of the program include completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours, including 16 hours of core courses, 6-10 hours of Thesis Research and 6-9 hours of approved electives.
Following the first year of course work, the student must successfully pass a comprehensive examination that is administered by the advisory committee. The student must complete a laboratory research project that is reported in thesis format and defend before the advisory committee.