ACPHS offers graduate degrees in the following programs. Brief descriptions of each program are included on this page. To learn more about our programs, please visit the individual program pages.
Master of Science in Biotechnology
The program is interdisciplinary, bringing together basic, applied, and clinical scientists from a number of departments to provide students with individualized, cutting-edge biomedical research training.
Research areas encompass a broad range of disciplines including molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, pathophysiology, microbiology, immunology, and infectious diseases.
The program offers courses in core subjects, laboratory research techniques, ethical conduct of science, and a graduate seminar course. The primary requirement for the M.S. in MBioS program is the completion of original research and the publication of a thesis describing that research.
* Note: The College has applied to the New York Department of Education to change the name of this program to M.S. in Molecular Biosciences.
Master of Science in Cytotechnology and Molecular Cytology
The program is designed for students with an earned B.S. or B.A. with satisfactory completion of prerequisites in basic sciences that meet NYSED licensure requirements.
Graduates from this program are well-prepared for entry-level careers in diagnostic laboratories, biomedical research, as well as further graduate studies.
The curriculum is designed to prepare students for licensure by the Office of the Professions of the New York State Education Department on completion of the Board of Registry Examination administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Students certified in Cytotechnology (CT) may qualify for certification in Molecular Biology (MB).
Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
The first year focuses on the clinical disciplines within the clinical laboratory (e.g. Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Immunohematology etc.), combining theory of disease diagnosis and laboratory diagnostic techniques with hands-on practice in manual as well as automated procedures.
The additional courses outside the profession courses are intended to provide the student with the tools (statistics, proposal writing) to complete the capstone project and to excel in technical or supervisory positions.
The second year of the program provides additional training in the clinical laboratories of hospitals and clinics in the Capital Region. The additional course work builds an expertise in the molecular diagnostic techniques.
Bachelor/Master of Science in Biotechnology/Cytotechnology
The program integrates the biological sciences with the medical sciences to give students the ability to enjoy successful careers as medical laboratory professionals and/or scientific researchers.
Master of Science in Health Outcomes Research
The program emphasizes quantitative and analytical methods, assessment, and research in health outcomes.
The degree provides fundamental courses in quantitative analysis and econometrics, as well as applied courses in health statistics, health policy, and pharmacoeconomic methods.
Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences – Albany and Vermont Campuses
The College also offers a combined B.S./M.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences that integrates the bachelor's and master's programs, allowing students to complete both degrees in just five years.