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.
Students pursuing more traditional STEM Master of Science degrees are often narrowly trained in a single discipline, while students with a Professional Science Master degree sometimes lack broad scientific training. Bay Path’s MS in Applied Laboratory Science & Operations program bridges that divide.
Students graduate with instrumentation proficiency, critical thinking & independent research skills, and the tools to succeed in leadership positions.
Classes start every August
36 credit program: 10 core courses and 2 electives
Students usually complete their degree in 2 years
Our faculty are experienced scientists in the field and subject matter experts
On-Site Training: the theory behind the use of, and analysis of data from, a host of state-of-the-art instrumentation, such as:
- confocal laser microscopy and capillary electrophoresis-based genetic analysis in the life sciences,
- inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) in analytical chemistry and,
- high pressure liquid chromatography/mass spectrophotometry (GC-MS) for a broad range of applications
Students design and propose a personalized research project that further leverages one or more of these instruments
Online Coursework: such as, Legal and Ethical Issues in Applied Laboratory Science, Laboratory Administration, and Project Management, as well as two electives from any of Bay Path’s many graduate programs
Students complete an independent research project, overseen by a faculty mentor, including the drafting and defending of a research thesis