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MS in Applied Laboratory Science & Operations

Offered at Our Longmeadow, Mass. Campus

Driving Science, By Leading Change

Enrolling Now, Classes Start in August 2017

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. 

  • 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
  • Instrumentation includes capillary electrophoresis, gas chromatography/mass spectrophotometry (GC-MS), inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES), fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), confocal microscopy and the data/statistical analyses relevant to this instrumentation
  • Financial Aid is available
  • No GMAT or GRE required