Take Your Next Step in Laboratory Science
Earn your online Graduate Certificate or MSHS degree in Clinical Laboratory Management from the George Washington University. These programs prepare graduates to perform as laboratory managers in an exciting and rapidly evolving medical laboratory industry.
The CLM programs emphasize the following content areas: operations management, hurman resource management, quality systems management, and financial management as applied to the operation of a modern laboratory. In addition, other topic areas include leading a diverse and inclusive workforce, workforce education and training, and data analytics and research methods.
These programs prepare you for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) diplomate in laboratory management (DLM) certification examination. If you are an MLS/MT, have a master’s, and two years of full-time acceptable experience in clinical laboratory supervision or management within the last five years, you will be eligible to take this exam. You can also be eligible if you have a baccalaureate degree, are MLS/MT certified, and have four years of full-time acceptable experience in clinical laboratory supervision or management within the last eight years. View additional eligibility requirements.
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Accreditation and Rankings
- GWU is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- #62 Best National University*
- #15 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs*
- #8 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans*
* The U.S. News & World Report – 2023 Rankings
Because of the shortages of qualified lab managers, we have streamlined the programs to save you time and money. Pick the option which best suits your career goals and timeline.
- Complete the 18-credit graduate certificate in as little as one year (three semesters), taking two courses per semester.
- Graduate with the 30-credit Masters of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) degree in less than two years (five semesters), taking two courses per semester.
- Prepare for the ASCP Diplomate in Laboratory Management (DLM) certification exam
In addition, these programs prepare you for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) diplomate in laboratory management (DLM) certification examination. If you are an MLS/MT, have a master’s, and two years of full-time acceptable experience in clinical laboratory supervision or management within the last five years, you will be eligible to take this exam. You can also be eligible if you have a baccalaureate degree, are MLS/MT certified, and have four years of full-time acceptable experience in clinical laboratory supervision or management within the last eight years. Review the additional eligibility requirements
Upon successful completion of the program, learners will be able to:
- Perform strategic assessment of the lab practices and protocols and implement adequate corrective actions, when necessary, to ensure staff and patient safety and institutional, state, and federal compliance.
- Demonstrate effective communication and training strategies with clinical laboratory staff, patients, healthcare team members, and institutional administrators.
- Utilize the appropriate human resource tools to evaluate potential lab employees, assess the quality and productivity of laboratory staff, and ensure retention and succession of qualified lab professionals.
- Apply different leadership and management practices to produce effective fiscal outcomes in a clinical laboratory while ensuring optimal patient care.
- Conduct research in clinical laboratory management, training, or related area utilizing the process of literature review, research design, data analyses, results dissemination, and standard ethical practices appropriate to the area of research.
After this program, you are prepared as clinical laboratory managers including supervisory roles in hospital, public health and reference laboratories, biotechnology industries, and government and educational institutions. The average Clinical Laboratory Manager salary in the US is $108,300 in 2023, with a range between $96,100 and $120,500 (Salary.com).
Meet the Program Director
GW’s experienced faculty provide you with the rich, practical knowledge and support needed for you to succeed in the program and in your career.
Carol Rentas, PhD, MEd, MT(ASCP)SCCM,MBCM
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Dr. Rentas has more than 25 years of experience in clinical laboratory science and education. She worked as a medical laboratory professional in hospitals across the country before moving into education. Dr. Rentas has taught or is presently teaching online and hybrid courses in clinical laboratory management, clinical biochemistry, microbiology, urinalysis and body fluids, and immunohematology.