Please note that the Master of Science in Laboratory Management program is not accepting new students for the Fall 2016 semester.  The program will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2017 semester beginning in January 2017. For questions, please contact the Graduate Business Programs Office. If you would like to be contacted in the future with additional information about the MSLA program, please complete the Request Information Form.


About Our Specialized Program
The Master of Science in Laboratory Administration is designed to prepare laboratory personnel to manage and grow a laboratory as a business. The program focuses on practical skills and includes a series of in-depth case studies designed to address real-world issues and challenges found in a laboratory setting.

Topics in the program include:

  • Accounting and budgeting processes for laboratories (understanding financial reports, costing, billing coding, and compliance).
  • Written and oral communications (policies, white papers, scientific reports, and communicating to supervisors, peers, and direct reports).
  • Human resources (EEOC, talent management, and interviewing, training, and evaluating laboratory employees).
  • Leadership (group dynamics, change management, team building, negotiations and conflict resolution in laboratory settings).
  • Lab operations (process flows, instrumentation, scheduling, supply chain, and quality).
  • Laboratory informatics (understanding the interrelatedness of systems, challenges to data integrity, and developing and implementing system policies).
  • Strategic planning for growing laboratory revenue in a competitive environment.