Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Master of Science in Transfusion Medicine


The Master of Science in Transfusion Medicine (MSTM) degree is designed to prepare SBB certified graduates for a career in consultation, administration and supervision or research in the field of immunohematology and transfusion therapy.

The MSTM program is a 30-credit online master's degree for individuals holding a Bachelor of Science in clinical laboratory science/medical technology or associated science and who have certification as specialist in blood bank technology from an accredited program. The MSTM program is designed to provide graduates with advanced knowledge in consultation services to other health care workers, the administration and supervision of transfusion services and in conducting and publish research in the field of immunohematology and transfusion therapy. This program would be offered as a full-time or part-time distance curriculum. Upon completion of this program, the individual would be awarded the Master of Science in Transfusion Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Total Credit Hours: 30

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Semester Course Title Credits
Spring I CLLS 5260 Blood Bank Laboratory Operations 2
Spring I CLLS 5360 Advanced Transfusion Medicine Principles 3
Spring I CLLS 5095 Seminar in Transfusion Medicine Principles 1
Total: 6
Summer I MSHP 5302 Introduction to Scientific Writing 3
Summer I CLLS 5319 Biostatistics 3
Total: 6
Fall I CLLS 5160 Introduction to Research in Transfusion Medicine 1
Fall I CLLS 5265 Advanced Research in Transfusion Medicine 2
Fall I CLLS 53XX Elective 3
Total: 6
Spring II CLLS 5330 Clinical Investigative Studies 3
Spring II CLLS 6307 Molecular Diagnostics 3
Total: 6
Summer II CLLS 5312 Evidence Based Lab Medicine 3
Summer II CLLS 5333 Master's Thesis 3
Total: 6

Possible Electives:

Course Title Credits
MSHP 5301 Medical Ethics 3
MSHP 5303 Health Care Policy 3
MSHP 5313 Quality Assurance and Risk Management 3
MSHP 5315 U.S. Health Care System 3
MSHP 5316 Introduction to Community and Public Health 3
MSHP 5322 Education Laboratory and Critical 3
MSHP 5311 Management of Health Information 3
MSHP 5314 Management in Health Care 3
MSHP 5320 Developing Education Materials 3
MSHP 5312 Financing Health Care 3
MSHP 5310 Human Resources and Leadership 3
MSHP 5321 Classroom Technology 3
  • This course has a laboratory component. Students enrolled in this course will be required to attend wet laboratories at participating campuses for approximately four (4) days within one (1) week during the semester to learn molecular procedures related to immunohematology.
  • The student will complete a rigorous thesis that constructs a focused investigation of a clinical laboratory science problem in real-world setting, applies problem solving methodologies for development and execution of solutions, investigates and applies theory through practical implementation of a project, and evaluates and reports this research project in a clear, professional manner using the guidelines set forth in the course syllabus.
  • Credit awarded for these courses for students holding a SBB certification.

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