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Pre-Professional Program Curriculum 
MS in Medical Laboratory Science

The MS in Medical Laboratory Science program is a two-year, full-time program requiring 70 credit hours for completion. Classes are taught in a hybrid environment and include recorded, asynchronous lectures as well as timed assessments and written assignments.

Students will participate in monthly, one-day intensive laboratory sessions at PCOM Georgia. Students will work with state-of-the-art equipment, performing labs that will prepare them for clinical based internships for the second-year of the degree.

During the second year of the program, students will be placed in hospital laboratories or reference laboratories for three semesters of clinical rotations in each of the major five disciplines of medical laboratory science. Students will complete the unpaid internships alongside seasoned technologists, performing side by side work to gain technique, experience, and training for their future career goals. In the final semester, an intensive review course is required, and is designed to prepare students for the national certification exam. 

Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotation sites are located throughout Georgia, with a substantial concentration around PCOM Georgia (Suwanee, Georgia) and PCOM South Georgia (Moultrie, Georgia). Despite concentrations in these locations, space in these rotation sites is still limited and it may become necessary for students to accept the financial impact of traveling and living out of town for a portion of their clinical assignments.

The program will make every effort to place all students on clinical rotations, making every attempt to select sites for students that are near them. However, occasionally a scheduled clinical experience at an external site may be unavailable due to circumstances beyond the control of PCOM, and failure to complete all required clinical rotations may delay a student’s graduation. Since the clinical rotation is required, the program may place a student in a site at some distance from the student.

Course Sequence

The information listed below is from the current course catalog. Terms, sequences, courses and credit hours are subject to change at any time without notice.

Degree Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Term 1Hours
MLS 501 Introduction to Lab Methods 3
MLS 502 Urinalysis & Bodily Fluids 3
MLS 504 Hematology & Coagulation I 4
Term 2
MLS 505 Clinical Chemistry I 4
MLS 508 Clinical Microbiology I 4
MLS 601 Research Methods 2
Term 3
MLS 506 Immunohematology I 4
MLS 507 Immunology, Serology, and Molecular Diagnostics I 4
MLS 503 Parasitology, Mycology and Virology 3
Term 4
MLS 600 Laboratory Management 3
MLS 609 Education Design 2
Second Year
Term 1
MLS 604 Advanced Hematology II 4
MLS 605 Advanced Clinical Chemistry II 4
MLS 695 Clinical Internship I 3
Term 2
MLS 606 Advanced Immunohematology II 4
MLS 608 Advanced Microbiology II 4
MLS 696 Clinical Internship II 4
Term 3
MLS 607 Advanced Immunology/Molecular Diagnosis II 4
MLS 610 Directed Research 2
MLS 697 Clinical Internship III 4
MLS 699 Grad Seminar 1
 Total Hours70