Master of Science in Health Sciences / Laboratory Medicine
The George Washington University

Program Details

The MSHS in Laboratory Medicine program is a clinical program designed to prepare individuals for a career as a medical laboratory scientist and to sit for the national Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) National Certification Exam. You’ll learn to evaluate lab research and new technologies, ask critical lab questions, and develop skills necessary to lead and respond to future changes in laboratory science.


  • Practice-Based Faculty: Learn valuable skills from expert faculty who have researched biothreat agent characterization, cancer biology and cell signaling, and pharmacology and physiology of blood platelets. 
  • Real-World Experience: Learn by doing in a hands-on practicum that not only allows you to apply your knowledge, but also enables you to sit for the board of certification exam.
  • Flexibility and Convenience: Balance your personal and professional commitments with a flexible, online schedule that fits your life. 
  • No GRE Required: The School of Medicine and Health Sciences programs do not require a GRE for admissions.


Graduates of this program gain the skills and experience necessary to pursue a variety of career options including:

  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Clinical Laboratory Supervisor
  • MLT/MLS Education position
  • Biotechnology or Government Research Associate


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  • GPA of 3.0 
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university  
  • 16 credits of biology, 16 credits of chemistry, 3 credits of college algebra or higher at a grade of C or higher 
  • For international students, submit your official score of one of the following exams: 
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Special Accreditation

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education