Master of Science in Health Sciences / Molecular Diagnostic Sciences
The George Washington University

Program Details

In just 24 months, you can be on your way to a professional career in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences with this online master’s degree in Health Sciences. Graduates of this program will be able to utilize the latest nucleic acid-based technologies to solve complex problems in clinical pathology and molecular diagnostics.

In addition to convenient online coursework, students gain practical experience through in-person clinical rotations in their local community. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the ASCP Technologist in Molecular Biology examination. Graduates can pursue careers in biotechnology companies, public health laboratories, clinical pathology and molecular laboratories, and more.

Below is a sample of courses commonly taken in this online health science degree program:

  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • Medical biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Advanced laboratory management and operations
  • Research ethics and integrity

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

  • Must hold an accredited degree in basic or medical science