Fees and other costs Specialist in Blood Bank Program
Applicants who meet the initial requirements must apply for admission to UTMB through Enrollment Services. There is a $50 application fee. Approximate costs per semester may be calculated using the tuition estimator for the Masters of Science found by clicking on the Prospective Students tab in menu on the left, then Tuition/Financial Aid and locate the link to "Estimate your tuition and fees for Masters of Science (for CLS)." Tuition depends on number of hours taken each semester. Make sure to select Texas Resident or Non-Texas Resident and Distance student.
IIf you reside outside of the state of Texas and there is no MS in Transfusion Medicine program in your state, you may wish to investigate the Academic Common Market (www.sreb.org). You may be eligible for Texas Resident tuition rates for graduate level education. UTMB grants a limited number of in-state tuition waivers through the ACM.
For the mandatory on campus orientation week, the student is responsible for transportation to Galveston, hotel, food, and getting to UTMB once on the Island. Housing is not available on the UTMB campus. For the MS-TRM program, an additional weekend lab (Thursday – Sunday) is required for Molecular Diagnostics during the Spring semester of the second year.
There may be a charge from your facility to use reagents or other items. The lab/clinic/hospital you choose for clinical experiences to complete checklists MAY also charge.