Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
Waters College of Health Professions

Medical Laboratory Science: MLT to MLS Online Career Ladder

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 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 Board Certification

Admission

Medical Laboratory Science Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must be accepted by Georgia Southern University.
  • Applicants must apply and pay for the Allied Health Centralized Application Service (AHCAS) Application. Information located on the Medical Laboratory Science Home Page.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater overall and in all sciences.
  • All Core courses (including AREA D and AREA F) must be completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to program admission.
  • Applicants who have applied for grade forgiveness or academic renewal will have their transcripts evaluated on a case by case basis in accordance with university policies.
  • Other applicants who do not meet the minimum criteria may be considered under special circumstances.
  • Additionally, there may be program specific requirements that may need to be met.

For all Online Programs:

Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosure include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Last updated: 10/15/2020

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus 

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