Sheryl L. Kosakowski, MS, MBA
Senior Director of Graduate Admissions
Careers in laboratory science are constantly changing with new technologies and techniques. However, one thing remains unchanged - successful careers in clinical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and academic laboratories require fluency with instrumentation and the ability to interpret and analyze the data that it generates.
The MS in Applied Laboratory Science & Operations curriculum combines training on instrumentation, data analysis, and genuine research experience with courses in project management and laboratory administration. This provides graduates with the tools they need to succeed in laboratory based careers and leadership positions.
The program is unique because it is a hybrid between a typical MS degree and a PSM degree (which focuses more on competencies). The first year is modeled on a typical PSM program, while the second year concentrates on research training.