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PSM Applied Biosciences – Medical and Diagnostic Laboratory Sciences

Applied Biosciences – Medical and Diagnostic Laboratory Sciences degree is offered by the University of Arizona is designed to prepare student for professional careers in the laboratory medicine or the biosciences surrounding in vitro devices (IVDs), a term used to describe diagnostic laboratory test methods regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Full-time Duration: minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 6 years
Starting in: August, January
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

During Applied Biosciences – Medical and Diagnostic Laboratory Sciences degree is offered by the University of Arizona students will work closely with faculty in the College of Medicine’s Department of Pathology who oversee all aspects of Laboratory Medicine.

These faculty direct translational research programs, collaborating with diagnostic bioindusty research partners to develop novel testing methods for disease detection, as well as basic science research programs that investigate mechanisms of disease, characterization of diseases such as cancer and infections, or disease interventions such as vaccines and antitoxins.

In addition, some of the Pathology faculty also oversee hospital laboratories and clinical laboratory scientists who perform diagnostic testing in hospitals and clinics. If students are motivated toward this type of career, they may discuss options with their faculty mentors to couple their PSM degree with courses in the Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS) program at the University of Arizona.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs

The Graduate College sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs. GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines.

The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of Arizona’s enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016

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  • Science Module
  • Professional Preparation Module
  • Internship Module

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