About This Program: MS
The Master’s program in Medical Technology provides advanced training to medical technologists. Master's students specialize in either hematology or microbiology. Master's students also select a minor area of concentration in management/ supervision, education or basic science.
The Medical Technology (MS) degree provides students with the opportunity for professional advancement through acquisition of expanded knowledge and skills in one of two major areas of specialization: hematology or microbiology.
Completion of the Medical Technology masters degree does not make graduates eligible to sit for the NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist license. Prospective students with bachelors degree in a field other that Medical Technology, who want to be eligible to sit for the NYS Medical Technology license should pursue the Medical Technology bachelors degree.
Work experience following completion of a bachelors degree in medical technology is NOT required prior to application to the masters program.
Clinical Laboratory Professional Resources
- Medical Laboratory Careers
- American Society of Clinical Pathologists
- ASCP Board of Certification
- American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
- List of Accredited Medical Technology Programs in the United States
- State University of New York
Q and A
What will a masters degree in medical technology do for me?
Your masters degree in medical technology will give you more in-depth knowledge in the area you choose to specialize in, either hematology or microbiology. As technology progresses and more sophisticated testing becomes available to the clinical laboratory, you will have background information on the updated methodologies as well as insight into technologies on the horizon. An advanced degree will make you more eligible for promotions
How will I fit in my course work if I am working?
I have a BS in biology; if I earn my masters degree in medical technology, where can I expect to find employment?
If you are already a licensed medical technologist, earning a master’s degree in medical technology will strengthen your chances of acquiring specialty certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathology in either hematology or microbiology. Some facilities may have an advanced degree requirement in order to obtain a supervisory position.