Master of Science in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
The George Washington University’s (GW) Master of Science in Health Sciences in Immunohematology and Biotechnology is a non-clinical program that explores the innovative methods that are essential in transfusion medicine.
As one of the few graduate programs that focus on immunohematology, this is a unique opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge in transfusion medicine, molecular biology, and biotechnology. You’ll gain the strategic leadership and practical research skills you need to lead within a laboratory setting.
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Accreditation and Rankings
- Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- #66 Best National University*
- #19 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs*
* U.S. News & World Report‘s 2021 Best Colleges Rankings
- 100% online, no residency required; complete your degree in 24 months
- This is a non-clinical program that explores the innovative methods that are essential in transfusion medicine
- The program is for individuals who are looking to advance to management or leadership positions within the blood banking or transfusion medicine fields
The online MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology is a 35 credit hour program including 6 credits of elective courses selected in consultation with the program director, from existing online graduate courses in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences or Health Sciences.View Courses
The online immunohematology and biotechnology master’s program leverages distinguished faculty, innovative curriculum, and real-world experience. In GW’s cutting-edge program, you’ll learn to integrate methods of molecular biology and biotechnologies into transfusion medicine, in addition to acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills. When you graduate from the MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology program, you’ll be prepared to:
- Apply knowledge of immunohematology and transfusion medicine to diagnose and inform treatment of human disease.
- Analyze the validity and relevance of transfusion medicine laboratory data in both the clinical and research setting
- Apply appropriate skills to effectively manage and lead a transfusion medicine laboratory.
- 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 and research setting to maintain an inclusive laboratory practice
Who Is the Ideal Student for This Program?
The online MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology program is designed for students who hold national certification as a Medical Technologist (MT), Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), or Blood Banking Technologist/Specialist.
Graduates of the MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology program will be prepared to advance to senior or leadership positions in blood banking laboratories, blood centers, donor centers, and transfusion medicine research. Careers include:
- Biotechnology or Government Research Associate
- Blood Banking Laboratory Supervisor/Manager
- Blood Bank Laboratory Manager
- Transfusion Medicine or Molecular Biology Scientist
To apply for the MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology, you’ll need:
- Completed application
- 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA
- Bachelor’s degree
- Personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
The MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology program at GW consists of 35 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. Please call at (844) 386-7323 for more information.Get Tuition Details
Meet the Program Director
Rohini Ganjoo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Integrated Health Sciences
Dr. Ganjoo is the current Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program director and has over 10 years of experience in teaching and research. In addition to her program director duties, Dr. Ganjoo teaches several graduate courses within the MLS program such as Molecular Biology, Genetics, Medical Biotechnology, Research Ethics and Integrity, and Microbial Pathogenesis.
Prior to her arrival at the George Washington University (GW), Dr. Ganjoo was an assistant professor at the Biotechnology Department of Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC). At NVCC she taught various undergraduate courses such as Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Microbiology and was the recipient of several educational foundation grants. Dr. Ganjoo completed her doctorate from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2008 where she worked on drug resistance and protein signaling in lung cancer cells.
Dr. Ganjoo has also published her research in peer-reviewed journals. Besides her expertise in teaching and life sciences, Dr. Ganjoo was the operations director of Ziby Creations and responsible for business development, support, and operational efficiency.