What will I learn?

Medical laboratory professionals are an essential member of the health care team providing physicians and practitioners with accurate lab results vital to patient diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Our program has a history of producing well-rounded medical laboratories who are prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students who are successful in this program and profession are academically strong, especially in rigorous science courses, are detail-oriented, ethical, organized, and have good manual dexterity and fine motor skills.

The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) degree program is a 3+1 medical laboratory curriculum which includes 3 years of requisite coursework and a one-year Medical Laboratory Science program which is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL. 60018. The MLS program's clinical year curriculum begins in May and includes intensive didactic lecture/laboratory courses on campus, followed by two semesters of supervised clinical rotations at an affiliated clinical facility. Our clinical affiliates include: Atrium Medical Center, Children's Medical Center (Dayton and Cincinnati), CompuNet Clinical Laboratory, Grandview Health Network, Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center, Mercer Health, Reid Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Springfield Regional Hospital, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, and the Community Blood Center.

Upon successfully completing the twelve month MLS program, students are eligible to receive the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree, and certificate of completion of the accredited MLS program. The MLS program's courses are oriented toward job performance, theory and clinical correlation. Students are placed in varied practice environments. They are also oriented to the need for continuing education and leadership in the planning and management of laboratory services. The program plan is specifically designed to facilitate student progress and promote career development in any geographic location. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national certification examination for Medical Laboratory Scientists given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification. While passing the ASCP-BOC exam is not required to pass the MLS program, it is a nationally recognized credential most employers in the field desire for their employees.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Mathematics

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,398.00 per year
USD $9,199 per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


College of Science and Mathematics

106 Oelman Hall,



45435, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International student must have earned a certificate of completion of secondary education that would enable the student to be admitted to a university in his or her home country. Students should have studied mathematics and science subjects at the secondary level. Students must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). Other English Language Requirements: PEARSON PTE – 51; satisfactory completion of LEAP level 4 TOEFL Waiver Track.

For international students

Students must have earned a certificate of completion from a secondary education school that would allow you to attend university in your home country. You should have studied mathematics and science subjects at the secondary level.

You must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and minimum score of English proficiency from one of these tests:


IELTS: 5.5 with no sub score lower than 5.0

Pearson PTE: 51

Satisfactory completion of LEAP level 4 TOEFL Waiver Track

Graduation from a United States high school

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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