Master of Health Science with a Major in
Clinical Laboratory Science
GHSU grants a Master of Health Science in Clinical Laboratory Science. The student must have a accalaureate degree approved by the department from an accredited college/university. This is an entry-level degree and upon graduation, the student would be eligible to sit for the national certification examinations. The program is 5 semesters long and culminates in a research or capstone project. This program will also offer courses in evidence based practice, clinical services delivery, epidemiology, and education principles. This degree will prepare the student for practice in research, management, and education as well as practice as a clinical laboratory scientist.
For the internet students, laboratories are conducted at a satellite laboratory in Atlanta or at the clinical affiliates. The clinical internships are conducted at affiliated clinical sites. Internet students are encouraged to identify possible internship sites convenient to them. The Program of Clinical Laboratory Science will contact these sites to explore a clinical affiliation. The program requires computer capability and Internet connectivity.
Fall entry - June 15
Campus: Augusta or WEB
Note: Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will be considered on a space-available basis only.
Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international college/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript.
Official transcripts should be sent to GHSU’s Office of Academic Admissions. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed, and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar’s Office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, GHSU will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foreign Transcript/Credential Evaluation: An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators , Inc. (ECE). Offical transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents, or copies will not fulfill this requirement.
Graduate reference forms and letters of recommendation can be submitted online only. As part of the online application process, applicants provide the names and current email addresses for three individuals they have asked to serve as their referees. Once the online application is submitted, each referee will receive an email notification directing him/her to the online site where he/she can complete the reference form and submit his/her letter of recommendation. To change a referee after the application has been submitted, the applicant is instructed to log into his/her CollegeNet account and update the name and current email address for the referee. Status updates of your referees’ submissions will be provided to you directly from CollegeNet.
Test takers who took the GRE prior to August 1, 2011 were scored on the old scoring scale of 20-800. The minimum score requirement of 1000 total (combined Verbal and Quantitative Scores) will continue to be used for those who took the GRE prior to the scoring changes.
Test takers who took the GRE after August 1, 2011 are scored on the new scoring scale of 130-170. The minimum score of 300 total (combined Verbal and Quantitative Scores) will be required for those who took the GRE afer the scoring changes.
Provisional acceptance may be awarded for highly qualified applicants with a GRE score less than the minimal requirements.
TOEFL Scores: Minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.
Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English. The institution code for submission of TOEFL scores to GHSU is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
Exemption from the TOEFL requirement is allowed for graduate students who submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university where English is the language of instruction.
|Program Specific Requirements|
If you would like information on the program listed above, please visit the College
of Allied Health Sciences website at www.georgiahealth.edu/alliedhealth.
For best chance of acceptance, application to this program should be made during the fall preceding the fall in which admission is sought to allow adequate time receipt of all required information. All application materials should be received in GHSU’s Office of Academic Admissions by June 15st. Applications completed after this date are considered on a remaining space available basis. Complete applications include the application, references, official academic materials, documentation of shadowing materials, documentation of professional certifications, if applicable. If accepted to the program, documentation of current CPR and First Aid certification is required upon enrollment.
*Substitutions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and
approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of the College
of Allied Health Sciences.
*While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject
to change. Please check with GHSU’s Office of Academic Admissions for recent updates.
*Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.
Application and application materials are submitted to and processed through the GHSU Office of Academic Admissions (OAA). Programs will have access to applicants’ files and documents only after OAA has officially processed them into the system. You can monitor receipt and processing of your application documents using the online status check.
In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Georgia Health Sciences University for Fall 2011 or any academic semester thereafter will be required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to the Georgia Health Sciences University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are U.S. Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to Admissions@georgiahealth.edu.