Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
Waters College of Health Professions

Medical Laboratory Science Program

Medical Laboratory Science

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Join the largest medical laboratory science program in the state of Georgia with a highly successful record of graduates receiving board certification!

Medical Laboratory Science Traditional Degree Completion

Format: In person at Armstrong Campus
Credit Hours: 124

With a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from Georgia Southern University, you’ll have the knowledge and experience to begin your career as a medical laboratory scientist. In this program, you’ll train in various lab areas, including hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical chemistry and urinalysis.

As the number of aging adults dramatically increases in the United States, the need for medical lab scientists will also grow. You’ll be a vital part of the healthcare system, providing laboratory data to assist physicians in patient diagnosis and treatment, as well as in infectious disease monitoring and prevention.

The Traditional Medical Laboratory Science degree program track is well-suited to entering freshmen, transfer students and students with a bachelor degree in biology, chemistry or related science field). At the end of your program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board exams. 

Medical Laboratory Science Online Degree Completion

In addition to the traditional track, Georgia Southern offers online degree-completion options for students currently working in the medical laboratory science field.

Online Career Ladder
Medical Laboratory Science Program

Format: Online

The online Career-Ladder track enables certified medical laboratory technicians (MLT) to advance their education with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science. The online track is limited to those with certified 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 four semesters 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 achieving board certification.

Online Fast-Track
Medical Laboratory Science Program

Format: Online

South Carolina Residents Only

The Medical Laboratory Science Online Fast-Track program is available to South Carolina residents who have completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field and have a 2.5 overall GPA and within the sciences. The program consists of an online didactic component and a training experience within a clinical laboratory. It provides students with a high-quality academic and professional environment. The program graduate will satisfy eligibility requirements for a professional certification exam at the MLS level. Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Science program will qualify for employment in various settings and progress within the clinical laboratory science field to education, supervision, or management positions.  Georgia Southern University works in conjunction with the South Carolina Hospital Association to provide clinical sites for students’ training. Students must maintain training support at an approved clinical facility while enrolled in the program. Some hospitals may provide tuition assistance and clinical training support.

With a completion time of just four semesters 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 achieving board certification.

Post Baccalaureate Students Currently Employed By Hospital Laboratory

The Medical Laboratory Science Online Fast-Track program is also available to students who have completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology or Chemistry and have a 2.5 or greater GPA overall and within the sciences. Students eligible for this program must currently work in a hospital laboratory setting.  We will require a Statement of Support Form from the hospital clinical site. Before admittance into the program, the hospital clinical site must be approved.  The program consists of an online didactic component and a training experience in an approved clinical laboratory.  This program provides students with a high-quality academic and professional environment. The program graduate will satisfy eligibility requirements for a professional certification exam at the MLS level. The Medical Laboratory Science program graduates will qualify for employment in various settings and 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 four semesters 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 achieving board certification.

Applications for the Fall 2021 cohort will open on November 15, 2020, and close on March 1, 2021. Admission to the program is open until all seats are filled. You may only apply to one program, and there is a $95.00 application fee. If you apply to more than one program, the application with the earliest time and date will be the program that will be considered. If you apply to a second program, you will be charged an extra $95.00 non-refundable fee. Only apply if you will have all your prerequisites completed by the end of Summer 2021. If you would like to view and apply to the program, please click on the link below: https://ahcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login.

Careers in Medical Laboratory Science

Those with a medical laboratory science degree work in government agencies, hospital/medical facilities, industry, research, healthcare administration, information management, private consulting, 
and education. Some careers include transplant services, transfusion services, blood donor services, hematology, clinical chemistry, fertility clinics, immunology/allergy, toxicology, lab management, microbiology, genetics, research, clinical education, health promotion, allied health, private consulting, information management, health administration, and product specialists

Professional License Disclosure

The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences anticipates that graduates of this program will seek the following professional certifications: American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Certification and laboratory personnel licensure.

The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this online Career Ladder, Fast Track, and MLT-MLS academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for an ASCP certificate. For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies all states’ license requirements and territories for laboratory science license or certificate, click to check your state or territory requirements.  

Accreditation

The Medical Laboratory Science program at Georgia Southern University is accredited by:

NAACLS

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Telephone: 773-714-8880
FAX: 773-714-8886
email: info@naacls.org
Website: http://www.naacls.org

Since 1990, the program has received continuing accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Do You Have Questions? Contact Us!

Medical Laboratory Science
Georgia Southern University
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419

Armstrong Campus -Ashmore Hall Room 106
Phone: 912-344-2549
Fax: 912-344-3472
For additional information email: medlab@georgiasouthern.edu


For all Online Programs:

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Last updated: 11/12/2020

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus 

Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Dept # 4901
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419