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The Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) offers select students an opportunity to earn both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Medical Laboratory Science in five years.

The Medical Laboratory Science AMP prepares certified medical laboratory scientists for leadership roles in practice and research. Students in the UVM Medical Laboratory Science bachelor's degree program must apply for admission in the spring semester of their junior year.


A minimum of 30 credits and successful completion of a comprehensive written exam and capstone project are required for the master's degree. Six credits toward the M.S., which also count toward the bachelor's degree, are earned during the senior year. Six additional credits are completed during the summer after college graduation and all remaining requirements are fulfilled in academic year five. No more than nine credits of graduate course work may be taken before receiving the bachelor's degree. (Students who complete six graduate credits but who do not graduate in May of their fourth year may take one graduate course in the summer to count toward their bachelor's degree.)

Required Courses

STAT 200* or STAT 211*Medical Biostatistics and Epidemiology (STAT 200, fall and spring) or Statistical Methods I (STAT 211, fall and spring)3
CTS 302Quality in Health Care (spring and summer)3
GRNS 322Organization, Delivery and Finance of Health Care (fall)3
MLS 371Clinical Correlations I (spring)3
MLS 372Emerging Diagnostic Technologies (spring)3
MLS 390Research Methods and Design II (summer)3
MLS 391Research Capstone (fall, spring)3
MLS 397Clinical Leadership and Management (summer)3
NH 399*Evidence-Based Practice (spring)3
PATH 325Genetics for Clinicians (spring)3
* taken in fourth year                                                                           Total Credits30


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Students complete a three-course series in research methods and design that culminates with a capstone project. Students can choose to carry out a research project with program faculty in the area of molecular and cellular pathology or an evidence-based capstone project with clinical partners.

Comprehensive Exam

A comprehensive exam, administered by the end of the fall semester of the fifth year, must be completed before graduation.

Admission Requirements

  • Good standing as a current third-year medical laboratory science student
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Completion of the Graduate College Application
  • Written personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE's not required

Admission to the Graduate College is required to apply courses toward the master’s degree. Students taking a 200-level course approved for graduate credit must email notification that they are taking a course for graduate credit to the course instructor and copy prior to the course start.

Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis (completed applications submitted prior to deadline will be reviewed within 6 weeks of submission).

Application Deadline: April 1

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