MSHS in Biomedical Laboratory Science Program

Take Your Next Step in Laboratory Science

Earn your online MSHS in Biomedical Laboratory Science degree from the George Washington University. In this program, students gain practical laboratory experience and focus on the research principles that allow them to accelerate their careers with confidence.


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4-Semester Duration


  • Choose from three unique concentrations: translational microbiology, medical laboratory sciences, and immunohematology and biotechnology.
  • Explore practical courses like Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity.

What makes us unique?

Our online MSHS in Biomedical Laboratory Science program provides three specialized concentrations for students to choose from depending on what career they are most interested in pursuing upon graduation. We are here to help our students succeed with robust student services and our program is fully online, so it works for any schedule.

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Become a Leader in the Lab

With specialized courses in three unique concentrations, the George Washington University’s MSHS in Biomedical Laboratory Science program prepares students to move into leadership, supervisory, management, or teaching positions in clinical or diagnostic labs, laboratory science academic programs, government agencies, biotech companies, public health labs, blood banks, and more.

With a non-clinical focus on advanced scientific principles, this program helps students understand the skills necessary to run and manage laboratories. Courses are taught fully online, so students can learn from anywhere, and our asynchronous format makes it easy to fit classes into any schedule to put students ahead of the competition.

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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

Program Highlights

  • Convenient, flexible online format
  • Taught by expert faculty with valuable experience in the field
  • Small class sizes
  • 3 Unique concentrations to specialize your degree

Choose from Three Concentrations

With three unique concentrations to choose from, students can pursue the courses that are right for them and the career path they want to follow. Our concentrations give practical, real-world knowledge to help make future scientific leaders. The MSHS BLS program also offers a general track concentration so you can customize your degree by selecting a combination of electives that match your career interests.

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Translational Microbiology

Interpret and design translational microbiological research, discover solutions to infectious disease-related health issues, and prepare for supervisory positions in diverse microbiology laboratory settings.

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Medical Laboratory Sciences

Focus on strategic leadership practices, build an understanding of the intricacies of managing and leading a clinical laboratory, and engage in online education backed by real-world experience that focuses on analyzing, evaluating, and using research data effectively in a medical lab.

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Immunohematology and Biotechnology

Gain the strategic leadership and practical research skills you need to lead within the blood banking or transfusion medicine fields and laboratory settings.


Learn the Skills to Advance Your Career

  36 Credits         15-Week Term

The courses in the online MSHS in Biomedical Laboratory Science program are taught by experienced faculty and designed to help students accelerate their careers. In this non-clinical program, students gain valuable laboratory skills through the expert instruction of a dedicated faculty. All courses are taught fully online and can be completed in an asynchronous format.

Courses include:

  • Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity
  • Current Topics in MLS
  • Biostatistics for Clinical and Translational Research
  • Leadership in Biomedical Sciences

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MSHS in Biomedical Laboratory Science Admissions Details

  Transfer Up to 9 Credits         3.0 GPA

Apply now to earn your online MSHS in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences degree from GW. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Degree A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and a 3.0 GPA on a 4 point scale
Transcripts Official transcripts from all prior institutions
Other Requirements

National certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Medical Technologist (MT), Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Blood Banking Technologist/ Specialist, or Microbiology Technologist/Specialist.

Other requirements include a statement of purpose, resume/CV, two letters of recommendation, and an $80 application fee. The application fee is waived for active-duty U.S. military, current GW students, degree-holding GW alumni, and current McNair Program Scholars.

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Tuition Details

The MSHS in Biomedical Laboratory Science program at GW consists of 36 credit hours. Please find the cost per credit hour and total estimated program costs here

Note: Tuition rates are subject to change and additional fees may vary by program. 

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Program Outcomes
and Skills Acquired


In this program, students gain essential laboratory science knowledge that help them succeed in the field. With three concentrations to choose from, this degree offers specialized knowledge to help create leaders in the lab.

What You’ll Learn

  • Apply the scientific knowledge foundation to understand the principles and practices of a laboratory.
  • Analyze the relevance of laboratory data in the clinical and research setting.
  • Effectively communicate scientific concepts and literature in professional settings to advance knowledge of the discipline.
  • Integrate basic ethical principles and cultural sensitivity in the professional laboratory setting.

Become a More Valuable Laboratory Professional with an Online MSHS

Our online MSHS program is designed to give students versatile degree options upon graduation. Graduates are prepared to go into leadership positions across a range of laboratory industries including biotech companies, public health labs, and more.

  • The median annual wage for lab supervisors is $62,503.1
  • About 2,000 openings for microbiologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade.2

Meet the Program Director

Rohini Ganjoo


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.

Rohini Ganjoo, PhD

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Rohini Ganjoo has been an educator and researcher for more than 10 years. Ganjoo is a founding faculty member of the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine (PBPM) Program and is currently the program director for the Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (MSHS) Program in the Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Department.

Dr. Ganjoo’s passion is student and curricular development. She developed the biology curriculum for the PBPM program and several graduate courses. Since joining the George Washington University (GW), she has mentored undergraduate and graduate students in education and clinical research. She is actively involved in GW committees and mentors faculty in conjunction with the university’s Teaching and Learning Center. Dr. Ganjoo has published her research in peer- reviewed journals. In addition to her experience in teaching and life sciences, Ganjoo previously served as operations director of Ziby Creations, a technology-driven services provider and was responsible for business development, support, and operational efficiency.

Online Study at The George Washington University

By enrolling in GW’s online MSHS program, students gain access to a team of supportive faculty and expert student services. Online study at GW includes:

  • A flexible, asynchronous format
  • An experienced and caring faculty
  • 24/7 IT Support
  • Full-time and part-time flexibility

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