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VUMC research staff can earn master’s degree through MLI program

Apr. 21, 2016, 8:39 AM

The Masters of Laboratory Investigation Degree Program is now accepting applications for the upcoming academic year through June 30, 2016. (Vanderbilt University)

Are you interested in earning a master’s degree while working full-time at Vanderbilt? The Masters of Laboratory Investigation Degree Program is now accepting applications for the upcoming academic year through June 30.

The program is designed to enhance the scientific and technical expertise of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s research staff. The MLI is a three-year program offered by the School of Medicine for Vanderbilt staff who have a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 2.5, have at least 12 months of residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in a research laboratory, and who are nominated by the faculty mentor in whose lab they work with a strong letter of support.

The mission of the MLI program is to enhance the academic, scientific and technical expertise of research personnel who will continue to work in an academic research environment; to foster their professional growth; and to improve the career potential of VUMC’s brightest and most-qualified young researchers who may not wish or are uncertain about pursuing a Ph.D. By offering students graduate courses, hands-on technique modules and opportunities for independent research, the program’s curriculum aims to advance the research goals of the VUMC biomedical research community.

MLI program students:

  • Are current full-time employees
  • Have graduated with a bachelor’s degree
  • Have a desire to assimilate new scientific knowledge, understanding and expertise
  • Have an interest in increasing their income potential
  • Pay reduced tuition while working at Vanderbilt
  • Graduate with a master’s degree in three to five years

For more information, contact Dr. Ray Mernaugh at r.mernaugh@vanderbilt.edu.

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