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Doctorate of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

The Doctorate of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (DCLS) is an advanced professional doctorate designed for practicing clinical laboratory scientists who wish to further their level of clinical expertise and to develop leadership and management skills. The purpose of the program is the development of clinical laboratory sciences graduates who function as practitioners, community leaders, educators, and scholars in the profession of clinical laboratory science and the discipline of clinical laboratory science. Graduates of the program will generate, disseminate, and apply knowledge to enhance the understanding of laboratory assessment of health and disease.

Fast Facts

  • DCLS is the second program to be established in the United States.
  • In 2016, UTMB was approved to offer the first DCLS program in Texas. Currently, there are only two similar programs in the nation.
  • There are 35 students currently enrolled in the DCLS program.
  • The first UTMB DCLS class graduates in August 2019.

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Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1140
O: SHP/SON 4.446
P: 409-772-3055
F: 409-772-9470
E: clsadmin@utmb.edu

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