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

Program Details

The George Washington University’s (GW) online Master of Science in Health Sciences in Laboratory Medicine program is a clinical program designed to prepare you for a career in medical laboratory science. Gain the skills necessary to excel in a laboratory setting. You’ll learn how to evaluate research and new technologies to understand their relevance in the field, investigate research questions critical to clinical lab practice, and develop problem-solving skills necessary to lead and respond to future changes in laboratory science.

The program can be completed in as few as two years, and all didactic coursework is available asynchronously online. As one of the few Medical Laboratory Medicine graduate programs in the country that combines online coursework and a hands-on practicum, you will obtain the knowledge and experience you need to sit for the ASCP Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) board certification exam.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The George Washington University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Requires prerequisites in mathematics and biological sciences