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Master of Science in Laboratory Sciences

Letter from the Director

The Wadsworth Center Master of Science in Laboratory Sciences Program combines lecture-based coursework with direct laboratory training. In this two-year program, students gain hands-on experience in areas such as public health investigation, infectious disease, environmental assessment, and genetic testing, with specific emphasis on the activities of a public health laboratory.

Students graduating from this program will be proficient in conducting laboratory analysis with cutting-edge tools and technology, investigating complex public health questions and responding to everyday challenges in public health.

The program is housed at the Wadsworth Center, one of the largest and most comprehensive public health laboratories in the United States. Scientists at the Wadsworth Center study public health issues, from antimicrobial resistance to emerging infections and environmental exposures. As New York State's public health reference laboratory, Wadsworth Center also responds to public health threats, develops advanced methods to detect microbial agents and genetic disorders, and analyzes and identifies environmental chemicals in water, soil, and air.

Investigators explore the basic biological processes that contribute to human health and disease, and employ modern methods, such as next generation sequencing, and use state-of-the-art technologies.

The Center also operates the most extensive laboratory licensure program for clinical and environmental laboratories, and blood and tissue banks.

Dr. William Wolfgang

William J. Wolfgang, Ph.D.
Director of Scientific Education,
Master of Science in Laboratory Sciences Program

Program Updates

2017 Undergraduate/Graduate Open House

Open House Wednesday November 8, 2017 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Come join us for refreshments and learn about the educational and training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at the Wadsworth Center.

To attend, please RSVP via email or call...

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2017 Master of Science in Laboratory Sciences Graduation

2017 Graduates on a Mission

On August 16, 2017 Wadsworth Center’s Master of Science in Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Program graduates its fourth class.

One component of Wadsworth Center’s mission is education. The work of this year’s three graduates links the MLS Program to the Center’s primary mission: public health...

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Masters of Laboratory Science students exhibit interactive public health activities during the Albany March for Science

Wadsworth Center at the Albany March for Science

New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center Masters of Laboratory Science students exhibit interactive public health activities during the Albany March for Science at the New York State Capitol on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Celebrated in cities world-wide, the March for Science...

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