The George Washington University

MSHS in Translational Microbiology


2121 I Street

Washington, DC 20052

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSHS in Translational Microbiology

Format: Online

Program Description:

Online MSHS in Translational Microbiology

The online MSHS in Translational Microbiology is a non-clinical program ideal for individuals who hold national certification (CLS/MLS/MT, Microbiology) or do not wish to become certified. In this comprehensive program, students will gain both theoretical knowledge and practical skills regarding the pathogenic mechanisms of infectious agents, research methodologies, and healthcare leadership.
Upon completion, graduates will be prepared to lead research in hospital labs or biotechnology companies or rise to management or supervisory positions in diverse laboratory settings.


•    Modality: 100% online
•    Total Credits: 36
•    Time to Complete: 2 years
•    Common Careers: Biotechnology or Government Research Associate, Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor/Manager, MLT/MLS teaching positions, Microbiology Laboratory Scientist


•    Strategic Leadership-Focus: Understand the intricacies of managing and leading a business unit by developing an integrated strategic plan and honing your critical-thinking skills.
•    Practice-Based Faculty: Learn from seasoned professionals within the field of laboratory sciences, including those who have conducted research concerning mycobacterium tuberculosis, diabetes, and biothreat agent characterization.
•    Independent Capstone: Apply the knowledge you’ve gained to complete an independent, mentored project that demonstrates your new skills to industry professionals.
•    No On-Campus Residency: The MSHS in Translational Microbiology does not require an on-campus residency or practicum.
•    No GRE Required: The School of Medicine and Health Sciences programs do not require a GRE for admissions.
•    Flexibility and Convenience: You lead a busy life. With flexible online courses, you can fit your degree into your schedule.

Graduates of this program gain the skills and experience necessary to pursue a variety of career options including:
•    Biotechnology or Government Research Associate
•    Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor/Manager
•    MLT/MLS teaching position
•    Microbiology Laboratory Scientist


The Office of Student Financial Services is committed to providing students and their families with the information they need to navigate and understand the financial aid process.
•    FAFSA Federal ID: 001444

•    GPA of 3.0
•    Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, or a related science (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology) from a regionally accredited institution
•    National certification as a Technologist, Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, or Medical Laboratory Sciences. Students with other certifications should contact the program office for eligibility criteria.
•    For international students, submit your official score of one of the following exams:
•    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
•    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
•    Pearson Test of English (PTE)


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.

Locale: Large City

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