Master of Science in Health Sciences / Translational Microbiology
The George Washington University

Program Details

The online MSHS in Translational Microbiology is a non-clinical program ideal for individuals who hold national certification (CLS/MLS/MT, Microbiology) or do not wish to become certified. In this comprehensive program, students will gain both theoretical knowledge and practical skills regarding the pathogenic mechanisms of infectious agents, research methodologies, and healthcare leadership. Upon completion, graduates will be prepared to lead research in hospital labs or biotechnology companies or rise to management or supervisory positions in diverse laboratory settings.


  • Strategic Leadership-Focus: Understand the intricacies of managing and leading a business unit by developing an integrated strategic plan and honing your critical-thinking skills.
  • Practice-Based Faculty: Learn from seasoned professionals within the field of laboratory sciences, including those who have conducted research concerning mycobacterium tuberculosis, diabetes, and biothreat agent characterization.
  • Independent Capstone: Apply the knowledge you’ve gained to complete an independent, mentored project that demonstrates your new skills to industry professionals.
  • No On-Campus Residency: The MSHS in Translational Microbiology does not require an on-campus residency or practicum.
  • No GRE Required: The School of Medicine and Health Sciences programs do not require a GRE for admissions.
  • Flexibility and Convenience: You lead a busy life. With flexible online courses, you can fit your degree into your schedule. 


  • Graduates of this program gain the skills and experience necessary to pursue a variety of career options including:
  • Biotechnology or Government Research Associate
  • Microbiology Laborator

% Online

100% Online

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

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants should have National certification as a Technologist, Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, or Medical Laboratory Sciences. Students with other certifications should contact the program office for eligibility criteria.