Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
Waters College of Health Professions

Medical Laboratory Science

Program Links
*located on the Armstrong campus

We invite you to discover the exciting field of medical laboratory science. The Medical Laboratory Science program at Georgia Southern University is the largest in the state of Georgia, and our graduates have a very successful record of Board Certification.

Medical laboratory scientists (also known as medical technologists) provide essential clinical information to healthcare providers and are responsible for assuring reliable results that contribute to the prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of physiological and pathological conditions. Laboratory tests are extremely valuable and contribute up to 70% of all medical decisions made by healthcare providers. Medical Laboratory Scientists perform and/or supervise the testing of blood, urine, spinal fluid and other body specimens. Applying knowledge of chemistry, mathematics and biology, the medical laboratory scientist uses both manual and automated techniques to provide diagnostic data to physicians.

The Georgia Southern University Medical Laboratory Science program offers three track options for prospective students.

  1. Medical Laboratory Science Traditional Track
  2. Medical Laboratory Science Online Career Ladder

Currently employed as an MLT in a clinical hospital laboratory that performs full service laboratory procedures to include clinical chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, and clinical microbiology.

3. Medical Laboratory Science Fast Track

Prospective Students must meet the following criteria to be considered for this program:

  • Have a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences or Chemical Sciences and be employed at an approved clinical/hospital site
  • Must have a 2.5 or greater GPA overall and within the sciences


  • Have a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences or Chemical Sciences and be a South Carolina resident-we will provide potential clinical sites

Applications for the Fall 2021 MLS cohort will open November 15, 2020.

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 one that you will be considered for. If you apply to a second program, you will be charged an extra $95.00 fee that is non-refundable. 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:

Professional License Disclosure

The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences anticipates that graduates of this program will seek the following professional state licenses or certifications: Medical Laboratory Scientist.

For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories for medical laboratory scientist, go to   

Last updated: 9/9/2020

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus 

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