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Department of Medical and Research Technology

We are Maryland's largest medical laboratory science (medical technology) program, offering both undergraduate, graduate degrees, and opportunities for professional certification.

Our Mission

In keeping with the philosophy and purposes of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Department of Medical and Research Technology (DMRT) is committed to the developing career focused Goals, Core Values and Career Entry Competencies.

Undergraduate Program

The bachelor's degree allows students to specialize in one of two career tracks:

Both tracks are upper level allied health curricula offered in two years of full-time or three years of part-time study. In addition to lecture and laboratory instruction, students in both tracks complete externship training.

Graduate Program 

DMRT also offers a Master of Science Degree in two tracks:

The graduate program provides flexibility in scheduling coursework and in arranging programs of study to fit individual interests and backgrounds.

Professional Certification

DMRT offers an accelerated one-year categorical certificate program for individuals who already possess a baccalaureate  degree in a basic science area, such as chemistry or biology.

After completion of coursework and training, students are eligible to take national certification examinations in their specialty area.

Disclaimer: The information contained in the website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the Department of Medical and Research Technology (DMRT) University of Maryland and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, it is subject to change. 

Did you know?

Medical Laboratory Scientists are in great demand! Employment of Medical Laboratory Scientists (Technologists and Technicians) is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Find out where our students are working.

This year Maryland DMRT graduates seeking employment received job offers before graduating in May. According to the Bureau of Labor & Statistics, the median salary for Medical Laboratory Scientists (Technologists) was $61,070 in May 2016.   For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics).

A Masters Degree in Medical and Research Technology can be a springboard to a career as a physician or biomedical researcher. DMRT developed Maryland’s first Bachelor's in Biotechnology Research.

Learn more about a career in the medical laboratory sciences!

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