The Catholic University of America

 

Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science

There are two tracks in the program. These are Hematology and Microbiology. Each of these tracks requires completion of 30 credit hours.  Required courses are listed below. Course descriptions are in the course catalogue.

Hematology Track of M.S. Program in CLS

Required Courses

Biol 538  Gene Organization & Expression (3 credits)

Biol 559  Cell Structure & Function (3 credits)

Biol 586  Molecular Genetics & Recombinant DNA (3 credits)

Biol 693A Clinical Research Problems-Master’s (4 credits)

Biol 727  Methods-Biological Research  (3 credits)

Biol 742  Quality Assurance and Regulations in the Clinical Laboratory (1 credit)

Biol 744  Red & White Blood Cell Disorders (2 credits)

Biol 747 Advanced Hematology (2 credits)

Biol 750  Hematopathology (2 credits)

Biol 781  Clin Lab Sciences/Biotech Seminar (1 credit)*

*Students take seminar two times for credit; they complete it on a pass/fail basis for all other semesters.

 

The remainder of the 30 credit hours consists of electives selected from the list below.

 

Clinical Microbiology Track of M.S. Program in CLS

Required Courses

Biol 538 – Gene Organization and Expression (3 credits)

Biol 559 – Cell Structure and Function (3 credits)

Biol 550 – Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Disease (2 credits)

Biol 758 - Medical Microbiology (3 credits)

Biol 693A – Clinical Research Problems-Master’s (4 credits)

Biol 721 – Case Studies in Clinical Microbiology (2 credits)

Biol 727 – Methods-Biological Research (3 credits)

Biol 742 – Quality Assurance and Regulations in the Clinical Laboratory (1 credit)

Biol 774 – Comparative Metabolism (3 credits)

Biol 781 – Clinical Lab Sciences/Biotech Seminar (1 credit)*

*Students take seminar two times for credit; they complete it on a pass/fail basis for all other semesters.   

 

The remainder of the 30 credit hours consists of electives selected from the list below.


Ph.D. Program in Clinical Laboratory Science

A total of 56 credit hours are required for the completion of the degree.


Core Courses

Biol 538 Gene Organization and Expression (3 credits)

Biol 559 Cell Structure and Function (3 credits)

Biol 586 Molecular Genetics and Recombinant DNA (3 credits)

Biol 725 Methods – Biological Research Lab (1 credit)

Biol 727 Methods – Biological Research (3 credits)

Biol 713, 714, 777, 778 Cell Biology and Microbiology Seminars – Students take seminar four times for credit; they complete it on a pass/fail basis for all other semesters. (see Graduate Student Guide for more information)

Required Courses in Major

Hematology Track

 

Biol 742 Quality Assurance and Regulations in the Clinical Laboratory (1 credit)

Biol 744 Red and White Blood Cell Disorders (2 credits)

Biol 747 Advanced Hematology (2 credits)

Biol 750 Hematopathology (2 credits)

Biol 793A Clinical Research Problems – Doctoral (4 credits) (x 2)

 

Remainder of 56 credit hours are taken as electives (select from list below)


Cllinical Microbiology Track

 Biol 550 Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Disease (2 credits)

Biol 721 Case Studies in Clinical Microbiology (2 credits)

Biol 742 Quality Assurance and Regulations in the Clinical Laboratory (1 credit)

Biol 758 Medical Microbiology (3 credits)

Biol 774 Comparative Metabolism (3 credits)

Biol 793A Clinical Research Problems – Doctoral (4 credits) (x 2)

 

Remainder of 56 credit hours are taken as electives (select from list below)


Electives for All Tracks

 

Biol 550 Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

Biol 551 Clinical Laboratory Education

Biol 559 Cell Structure and Function

Biol 565 Model Organisms and Human Disease

Biol 566 Immunology

Biol 589 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology

Biol 593 Rational Drug Design

Biol 595 Molecular Biotechnology

Biol 596 Computational Genomics

Biol 597 Fundamentals of Statistics in Biology, Medicine and Biotechnology

Biol 598 Membrane Trafficking and Diseases

Biol 599 Signal Transduction and Biomembranes

Biol 721 Case Studies in Clinical Microbiology

Biol 744 Red and White Blood Cell Disorders

Biol 747 Advanced Hematology

Biol 750 Hematopathology

Biol 751 Laboratory Management

Biol 758 Medical Microbiology

Biol 774 Comparative Metabolism