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MSHS in Medical Laboratory Science

Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences

The George Washington University’s (GW) Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) is a non-clinical online program designed for students who hold national certification as an MLT or MLS/MT/CLS, specialist or subject technologist. Guided by faculty who are actively practicing in the field, you’ll focus on strategic leadership practices and build an understanding of the intricacies of managing and leading a clinical laboratory.

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Quick Facts


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2 years

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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

Program Highlights


The online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) consists of 36 credit hours, including 15 credit hours in the field of MLS and a mentored research project, 6 credit hours of strategic leadership courses, 12 credits of graduate research coursework, and a 3-credit-hour elective.

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Program Outcomes

In the online MSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences program, you’ll gain the comprehensive skills you need to succeed in the field of clinical operations, so when you graduate, you’ll be able to:

Who Is the Ideal Student for This Program?

The George Washington University’s (GW) Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) is a non-clinical online program designed for students who hold national certification as an MLT or MLS/MT/CLS, specialist, or subject technologist.

Career Outlook

Medical laboratory sciences is a booming field, expecting 11% growth between 2018 and 2028, and will continue to demand workers as health issues associated with the aging U.S. population increase.

Graduates of GW’s online MLS program will be prepared to seek leadership or management positions in clinical or diagnostic laboratories, public health laboratories, biotechnology firms, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies. Careers in medical laboratory sciences include:

  • Medical Laboratory Supervisor
  • MLT/MLS Teaching positions
  • Public Health Laboratory Scientist/Supervisor
  • Biotechnology or Government Research Associate

Admission Requirements

To apply for the MSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences, you’ll need: 

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Tuition Details

The MSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences program at GW consists of 36 credit hours and costs $1,040 per credit hour.

Note: Tuition rates are subject to change and additional fees may vary by program. Please call at (844) 386-7323 for more information.

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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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved March 6, 2020, from