Medical Laboratory Science

MLT to MLS Online Program


Earn Your Degree ONLINE!

The Department offers a Career-Ladder program to enable certified medical laboratory scientists (MLS) to advance their education. It provides students with a high-quality academic and professional environment allowing for the development of their intellectual and manipulative competencies and attainment of professional values and characteristics. The program graduate will be able to satisfy eligibility requirements to sit for a professional certification examination at the "technologist" level, to qualify for employment in a variety of settings, and to progress within clinical laboratory science to education, supervision, or management positions.  The professional phase of the medical laboratory science curriculum begins in the fall semester every year.  Students desiring acceptance to the program in medical laboratory science should make application to the department before March 1 for the August class.

Instruction in this program is modular. Students must complete each module successfully before proceeding to the next module. The six modules contain courses in the major field of study.

Students in this track are required to maintain employment at an approved clinical facility while enrolled in the program. Statement of support from immediate supervisor (available from the Department) will be required upon application.

Program of Study, Online Career-Ladder Track (For MLT)


General Requirements (Core areas A, B, C, D.2A, and E- 42 hours)

Core Area F (18 hours)

  • BIOL 1107 - Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 2081 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2082 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CHEM 2101 - Organic Chemistry I
  • Other approved courses (e.g., biology, chemistry, computer science)

Physical Education (3 hours)

Major Field Courses (48 hours)

  • MEDT 3110 Urinalysis and Body Fluids
  • MEDT 3210 Clinical Bacteriology
  • MEDT 3310 Clinical Hematology and Hemostasis
  • MEDT 3410 Clinical Immunohematology
  • MEDT 3510 Clinical Chemistry
  • MEDT 3610 Clinical Laboratory Methodologies
  • MEDT 3710 Clinical Immunology & Molecular Diagnostics
  • MEDT 3810 Clinical Microbiology
  • MEDT 4110 Clinical Phlebotomy Practicum
  • MEDT 4210 Clinical Microbiology Practicum
  • MEDT 4310 Clinical Hematology Practicum
  • MEDT 4410 Clinical Immunohematology Practicum
  • MEDT 4510 Clinical Chemistry Practicum
  • MEDT 4600 Clinical Pathways & Critical Decision Making
  • MEDT 4610 Urinalysis Practicum
  • MEDT 4710 Clinical Immunoserology Practicum
  • MEDT 4900 Laboratory Management and Education


Related Field Courses (6 hours)

  • BIOL 2010 Microbiology
  • HLPR 2000 Research in Health Professions

Electives approved by department

Transfer MLS Courses (8 hours)

Total Semester Hours (123 hours)

Regents' Test and Exit Exam


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