MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL SCIENCES

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Why a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences?

In today’s competitive employment market, individuals seeking management and leadership positions in the laboratory-based health professions require a graduate level degree.
The Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MMS) is designed for practicing professionals who want to advance their knowledge and skills in the clinical laboratory sciences and develop new proficiencies needed to meet the challenges of a changing profession and fast-paced development in technology.

Uniqueness of Our Program

The MMS will allow students to specifically tailor their program of study to meet their specific career goals whether it be laboratory administration, advanced laboratory practice skills, research or laboratory science education.
The curricular flexibility of this program will allow laboratory professionals to gain knowledge and technical competency in emerging areas of practice in the laboratory such as molecular diagnostics.

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences MS in Medical Sciences

Sample Schedule of Course Completion*
Four Semester Option
*Sequences can vary; for example, the program can be completed in an extended part-­‐time option over the course of 5-­‐6 semesters, where students complete an average of 4-­‐6 credits per semester.  An accelerated 3 semester option is also possible.   Curriculum is subject to change. 

Fall 1

MEDT 603 Research Design – 3 Credits
MEDT 604 Methods in Bioscience Education – 3 Credits
MEDT 803 Seminar – 1 Credit
MEDT 611 Advanced Practica I – 2 Credits

Spring 1

MEDT 603 Regulatory & Fiscal Issues in Lab Mgmt – 3 Credits
MEDT 803 Seminar – 1 Credit
MEDT 631 Lab Education & Admin Concentration – 2 Credits
Elective – 3 Credits

Fall 2

MEDT 868 Research – 3 Credits
MEDT 803 Seminar – 1 Credit
MEDT 612 Advanced Practica II – 2 Credits
Concentration Elective – 3 Credits

Spring 2

MEDT 632 Lab Admin & Management – 2 Credits
MEDT 613 Advanced Practica III – 2 Credits
MEDT 868 Research – 3 Credits

Master of Science in Medical Sciences

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Why a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences?

In today’s competitive employment market, individuals seeking management and leadership positions in the laboratory-based health professions require a graduate level degree.

The Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MMS) is designed for practicing professionals who want to advance their knowledge and skills in the clinical laboratory sciences and develop new proficiencies needed to meet the challenges of a changing profession and fast-paced development in technology.

Uniqueness of Our Program

The MMS will allow students to specifically tailor their program of study to meet their specific career goals whether it be laboratory administration, advanced laboratory practice skills, research or laboratory science education.

The curricular flexibility of this program will allow laboratory professionals to gain knowledge and technical competency in emerging areas of practice in the laboratory such as molecular diagnostics.

Career Paths:

Graduates will be uniquely positioned to make lasting contributions to health sciences and healthcare through laboratory leadership and research exploration.  Programs of study can be configured to prepare individuals to address critical management, quality assurance, operational, financial and research study issues in clinical or basic science laboratories.

Graduate School for:

The MMS will allow students to engage in collaborative educational and research opportunities with faculty, students and laboratory practitioners.  As a result, graduates will be well-positioned to pursue further education in medical, veterinary or basic science doctoral programs.

Our Curriculum

The MS in Medical Sciences (MMS) is built on 32 – 33 graduate credits that include both core courses, fieldwork experiences and individualized concentration electives. The curriculum can be completed in as little as three semesters (accelerated format), in a traditional four semester format, or in an extended part-time format over the course of six-semesters.


Course topics you will explore:

  • Methods in Bioscience Education
  • Research Design
  • Research or Capstone Project
  • Laboratory Administration Fieldwork
  • Laboratory Education/Instruction Fieldwork
  • Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Lab Management

Contact us:
College of Health Sciences
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
305 Willard Hall Education Building
Newark, DE  19716
Phone: 302-831-2849
Email: mls-dept@udel.edu

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences MS in Medical Sciences

Sample Schedule of Course Completion*
Four Semester Option
*Sequences can vary; for example, the program can be completed in an extended part-­‐time option over the course of 5-­‐6 semesters, where students complete an average of 4-­‐6 credits per semester.  An accelerated 3 semester option is also possible.   Curriculum is subject to change. 

Fall 1

MEDT 603 Research Design – 3 Credits
MEDT 604 Methods in Bioscience Education – 3 Credits
MEDT 803 Seminar – 1 Credit
MEDT 611 Advanced Practica I – 2 Credits

Spring 1

MEDT 603 Regulatory & Fiscal Issues in Lab Mgmt – 3 Credits
MEDT 803 Seminar – 1 Credit
MEDT 631 Lab Education & Admin Concentration – 2 Credits
Elective – 3 Credits

Fall 2

MEDT 868 Research – 3 Credits
MEDT 803 Seminar – 1 Credit
MEDT 612 Advanced Practica II – 2 Credits
Concentration Elective – 3 Credits

Spring 2

MEDT 632 Lab Admin & Management – 2 Credits
MEDT 613 Advanced Practica III – 2 Credits
MEDT 868 Research – 3 Credits