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“2017-2018 Application for Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Application for Selected Health Professions Programs”

The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program provides scholarships to:

Full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and students enrolled in selected health professions programs. 

Programs awarded SDS funds for 2017-2018 are: 
Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS)                               Master of Public Health (MPH)

All Junior and Senior MLS Students need to complete the attached application and return to the address below:

Armstrong State University
Attention: SDS Principal Investigator
11935 Abercorn Street, Burnett Hall Room 113, Savannah, GA  31419
Deliver the forms to: The Principal Investigator, Burnett Hall, Room 113

Students desiring acceptance to all of the programs in medical laboratory science should complete an application to the program before March 1 for the August class.  Applications submitted after the appropriate deadline will be considered on a first-come, first-served and space-available basis.

We invite you to discover the exciting field of Medical Laboratory Science. Medical laboratory scientists (also known as medical technologists) provide essential clinical information to healthcare providers and are responsible for assuring reliable results that contribute to the prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of physiological and pathological conditions. Laboratory tests are extremely valuable and contribute up to 70% of all medical decisions made by healthcare providers.

The Medical Laboratory Science program at Armstrong State University is the largest in the state of Georgia.

Medical Laboratory Scientists perform and/or supervise the testing of blood, urine, spinal fluid and other body specimens. Applying knowledge of chemistry, mathematics and biology, the medical laboratory scientist uses both manual and automated techniques to provide diagnostic data to physicians.

A goal of the Armstrong Medical Laboratory Science program is to prepare competent clinical laboratory practitioners. Therefore, academic policies and procedures are established to assure that program graduates have the competencies to be able to successfully pass professional certification examination(s) and qualify for knowledge and employment.

We offer the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science in three tracks:

Traditional Track

The traditional track is for entering freshmen and transfer students. Students with a BS degree in biology, chemistry or related science fields are eligible for this track as well.

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 program before March 1 for the August class.

MLT to MLS Online Career Program

The department offers an Online Career-Ladder track to enable Certified Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) to advance their education. The online track is limited to those with MLT credentials with a current working experience in an approved clinical site. The deadline to apply for the MLT to MLS online career program track is March 1.

MLS Online Fast Track (South Carolina Residents Only)

The fast track program is available to South Carolina residents only and students with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry, or a related science field. The deadline to apply for the fast-track program is March 1.

Armstrong Edge

With a completion time of just 16 months and high demand in the job market, this nationally accredited program truly offers a fast track to your career.  Our graduates have a very successful record of Board Certification.

Program Outcomes

ASCP National Board of Certification Examination Pass Rate

Class of: # of Graduates  
Taking Exam
Program # Who Passed
the BOC Exam
Within the First Year of Graduation %
National # Who Passed
the BOC Exam Within the 
First Year of Graduation
2013 30 96.7% 83.84%
2014 29 82.75% 78.85%
2015 25 72.4% 72.06%

Employment Rate

Class of: Total # of Graduates Secured Initial Employment or
Continued Education Six Months Post-Graduation (Traditional) %
Secured Initial Employement or
Continued Education Six Months Post-Graduation (Online)
2013 30 100% 100%
2014 33 100% 100%
2015 30 100% 100%

Attrition and Graduation Rates

Class Students beginning Second half of program Students Graduating Attrition Rate Graduation Rate
2013 30 30 0% 100%
2014 33 33 0% 100%
2015 30 30 0% 100%

*NAACLS accrediting body required date of second half of progrm.  Second half of program constitutes the Summer and the Second Fall Semester of the program.