Medical Laboratory Science

College of Health Sciences
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Degree Options

B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science

Who is Interested in Medical Laboratory Science?

Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) is ideal for students with a strong interest in science, who like to work independently, and want a career in the medical field with minimal patient contact, but still want to have a positive impact on patient wellbeing.

If you want to have a lucrative career in a growing field, this is the program for you!

Why Medical Laboratory Science?

Degree Benefits

  • The MLS program is a NACCLS accredited program.
  • One of only 3 accredited programs in the state.
  • Students in the MLS program have a graduation rate of 96% and an 86% employment rate.
  • Students in the MLS programs have a clinical practicum (rotation) in an area hospital at the end of their campus courses that help to make each student "job ready" after graduation.

Learn from the Best

  • MLS instructors are readily available by email, phone or office for questions or problems and are concerned about the success of their students.
  • The faculty has many years of clinical experience working as laboratory professionals in the various specialties of the clinical laboratory in hospitals.
  • Faculty shares more than 50 years of teaching excellence with the MLS programs and provide a nurturing environment for students.
  • The faculty is actively involved in professional organizations and continuing education to keep abreast of the laboratory profession.

What Are the Requirements of the Program?

  • For MLS, there is a formal application period during which students who have met the requirements of passing all supporting science courses and having a GPA of 2.5 are considered by committee for entry into the MLS program.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

Graduates of the MLS program can be found working in a variety of areas, including:

  • Hospital, clinic and reference laboratories
  • Sales representatives in laboratory industries
  • Veterinary and forensic laboratories
  • Colleges and universities

How Do I Get More Information?

Contact the MLS Pre-Program Advisor Jamie Hisel at 859-622-7196, by email at or stop by Dizney 209. If she is unavailable, you can contact the department Administrative Assistant John Wesley at 8590622-3078, by email at or stop by Dizney 220.

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

The MLS program does not offer specific scholarship opportunities.