Master of Science in Precision Medicine

Data from the American Cancer Society suggests there will be an estimated 1.9 million new cancer cases diagnosed and 608,570 cancer deaths in the United States in 2021 alone. Precision medicine is leading a new era in healthcare through revolutionizing the way cancer and other chronic diseases are treated based on a person’s genetics. 

Data from the American Cancer Society suggests there will be an estimated 1.9 million new cancer cases diagnosed and 608,570 cancer deaths in the United States in 2021 alone. Precision medicine is leading a new era in healthcare through revolutionizing the way cancer and other chronic diseases are treated based on a person’s genetics. 

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Master of Science in Precision Medicine

The Master of Science in Precision Medicine will provide students with both theory and skills to apply the latest molecular diagnostic techniques and analytics procedures to assist in the planning and implementation of precise treatment protocols for patients confronting serious illness, as well as a foundation for effective laboratory management. As a fully online program, you will gain knowledge and skills in this rapidly evolving field while continuing in your current profession.

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The Master of Science in Precision Medicine is designed for medical professionals, clinical researchers, and healthcare administrators seeking additional scientific and operations expertise applicable to the evolving clinical advances in precision medicine. The program will prepare students for the unique challenges and opportunities precipitated by new technology applications in the healthcare industry.

Required Hours

35 Hours
2 year timeframe

Example Coursework

Histopathology and Molecular Biology of Cancer
Applied Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and Analysis
Advanced Strategies in Clinical Biomarker Development/Use
The Immune System and its Role in Precision Medicine

Upcoming Start Dates

January 11, 2022
March 8, 2022 

Common Job Titles

Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Technician
Histotechnologist and Technician
Pharmacology Laboratory Technician
Natural Science Research Manager

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  • Students will learn the theory and practice supporting techniques and skills necessary in a clinical precision medicine laboratory performing molecular tests and evaluating analytical test results.
  • Students will learn to critically evaluate the research literature, identify an important problem in precision medicine, and plan/conduct research to address research problems.
  • Students will learn the essentials to practice the highest levels of laboratory safety, professional conduct, and ethical principles.

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor’s from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted for those with a 2.5 to 2.99 GPA.
  • Write a purpose statement addressing career goals and fit with the program, including the Christian identity of the university.
  • Submit a current resume.
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Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).