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Biomedical Laboratory Management-MS

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The MS in Biomedical Laboratory Management (BLM) is a collaborative offering of the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Department of Hunter College and the School of Professional Studies, CUNY (SPS/CUNY). The purpose of this degree is to provide a career ladder for laboratory staff. Its focus is the knowledge and skills needed for clinical technologists, research assistants and other technical professionals in biomedical laboratories to move into positions of leadership. This degree does not provide NYS clinical licensure. Full details can be found at MS in Biomedical Laboratory Management (BLM).

Admission Requirements

See general graduate admission requirements  for Hunter programs.

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

• A bachelor’s degree in clinical lab science, biology, chemistry or a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College.

• Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0

• A course (or equivalent experience) in Molecular Biology (pre- or co-requisite)

• A minimum of one year of bench experience in a biomedical laboratory

• Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional references.

• A statement of purpose of approximately 500 words, including a bit about the path that brought you to this degree, and your motivation to pursue opportunities for a position in laboratory management.

• The GRE is not required for admission.

• Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following minimum scores must be obtained:

  • Paper Based Test: 550
  • Computer Administered Test: 213
  • Internet Based Test: 60 (less speaking component) 


The required 30 credits are divided between Hunter College, offering science and biomedicine classes, and the School of Professional Studies, CUNY, offering business and management classes. The MS degree will be granted by Hunter College following transfer of courses making up the Advanced Certificate in Management from SPS/CUNY.

Required courses from Hunter College are:

  • Concepts of Disease: Diagnostic Strategies (MLS 70000 )
  • Emerging Laboratory Technologies (MLS 70100 )
  • Topics: Biohazards and Emergency Response (MLS 40066/MLS 77025  )
  • Management Practicum (MLS 71000 )
  • Risk Management for the Biomedical Laboratory (MLS 72000 )

 Courses from Hunter that may be used to fulfill the 6 credit elective requirement are:

The SPS certificate requires 9 credits (the required courses are shown below).

In addition, the following courses from SPS may be used to fulfill the 6 credit elective requirement:



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