The online MLT-to-MLS Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science, offered by the University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences, is a convenient choice for those who have already completed an associate degree program in CLT/MLT. It allows students to complete their bachelor’s degree while balancing work and life responsibilities, providing the flexibility needed to remove traditional barriers to going back to school. This is a MLT-to-MLS completion program, so you must have a completed associate degree prior to starting.
Our program is designed to emphasize the technical and academic skills necessary for today’s medical laboratory scientist. Your medical lab science degree coursework will prepare you for the competencies, ethics, and professionalism outlined by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – and you’ll be well-prepared for the medical laboratory science board certificate exam.
Students will also complete a clinical practice portion of the program, as well as a medical lab science program capstone research project.
When you advance your degree from an MLT to an MLS, you also advance your career in a field vital to patient diagnosis and treatment. As disease management and intervention becomes even more in demand, medical laboratory scientists answer the call to help people live longer, healthier lives.
In addition to their primary work, those with an MLS degree also provide insightful analyses in a variety of roles – from forensics to pharmaceuticals – by examining and analyzing blood, body fluids, tissues, and cells; designing and conducting studies, and monitoring patient outcomes; and much more.
Graduates of the University of Cincinnati medical laboratory science program are well-prepared for the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Board of Certification Exam in medical laboratory science.
Medical laboratory science board certification pass rate*
Medical laboratory sciences graduation and placement rate**
*First attempts at ASCP BOC exam within one year of graduation.
**Includes on campus BS, online BS and on campus certificate tracks.
***As calculated by NAACLS guidelines based on students graduating that began the second half of the program
If you’ve already earned your CLT/MLT associate degree, our online program can help you advance your career to the next level as a medical laboratory scientist. Our graduates enjoy benefits like increased pay, eligibility for promotion and advancement, and a greater knowledge of laboratory science and techniques.
Students who excel in this program are multitaskers who enjoy solving puzzles and problems through a hands-on approach to science. If this sounds like you, read on to learn more about the benefits of advancing your education.
From admissions to graduation, we’re here to help.
We are committed to your success and provide lots of support including:
-Free download of Office 365 (including Word and Outlook for email) for use
during your time at UC.
-a free orientation for you to learn our program policies and how our Canvas
courses and tools will be set up; it also gives you a chance to sample the
pace and schedule of our courses.
-a Student Success Coordinator who will check in with you regularly until you
graduate to provide guidance on your plan to graduate, academic success,
registration assistance and navigating the program and UC in general.
-a course facilitator in each course, so you have a dedicated faculty member
as a “go-to person” for you and a small group of students.
-Program support including arranging clinical rotations, applying for life
experience credit and proctoring support.
-UCIT provides 24/7 support for Canvas and other learning technology.
Yes, by graduating from our program, you are eligible to sit for the certification exam. Starting in your first courses with us, we will prepare you with that end-goal in mind.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
Sources of aid:
Additional resources to support you from start to finish.
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