MLS Overview and Academic Requirements
Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) is a profession that links technology and information to health and medicine.
As a medical laboratory scientist your perform tests on blood and body fluid specimens using state-of-the-art instrumentation. The knowledge and skills of MLS are used to analyze and evaluate the test results and provide information to the physician.
The physician uses the information provided by the laboratory to diagnose the patient's illness, monitor therapy and assess wellness.
1. MLS major in undergraduate program leading to a degree following completion of accredited MLS program and the following program pre-requisite courses:
- Biology sequence
- Human Physiology
- General/Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
2. Baccalaureate degree with course pre-requisites listed in #1
3. Overall and Science GPA of 2.7
4. Transcript from the four-year degree-granting institution must document satisfactory completion of a full semester load (12 hours), which includes an upper-division science course.
5. Applicants are to have toured a clinical lab prior to submission of the application.
6. Any student who obtained any or all of the pre-requisite course work outside of the United States and English is not their first language, is required to submit documentation of a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 213.