About the MLT to MLS Online Career Ladder Program
Students desiring acceptance to the program in medical laboratory science should make application to the department before March 1 for the August class.
Format: Online Program
The online Career-Ladder track enables certified medical laboratory technicians (MLT) to advance their education. The online track is limited to those with MLT credentials who are currently employed at an approved clinical site. It provides students with a high-quality academic and professional environment, allowing for the development of critical thinking skills and professional values and characteristics. The program graduate will be able to satisfy eligibility requirements for a professional certification examination at the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) level. Graduates of the medical laboratory science program will qualify for employment in a variety of settings, and can progress within the clinical laboratory science field to education, supervision or management positions. Students in this track must maintain training support at an approved clinical facility while enrolled in the program.
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.
- Memorial University Medical Center
- St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital
- American Red Cross
- Armstrong State University
- Centers for Disease Control
- Georgia Bureau of Investigation
- Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion
Applicants to this program must first be accepted to the university.
- SAT of at least 830, with 400 or more in Math and 430 or more in Verbal
- Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.4 or more
- Satisfactory completion of the Regents' Testing Program, if applicable
- Completion and/or credit for:
- a minimum of 20 semester hours biological science, to include microbiology
- a minimum of 12 semester hours of chemistry, to include general and organic and/or biochemistry
- a minimum of two college mathematics courses (Statistics is required.)
- Science course (chemistry and biology) average of 2.5 or better, with no more than one required science course with a grade of "D"
All prerequisite science (chemistry and biological science) courses are restricted to courses applicable to a major in those fields or Medical Laboratory Science, according to the curriculum requirements of the academic institution where the course or courses were taken. Remedial courses do not qualify.
Applicants who do not meet all of the requirements stated above may, under certain circumstances, be granted conditional admission as space permits. This decision would be made by the department head, in consultation with the Admissions Committee.
State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of professionals may not indicate eligibility for certification/licensure in your state. Please consult the appropriate certification/licensure office in your state before enrolling in our program to confirm that your completion of this program will meet your state requirements.