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. The Medical Laboratory Science Traditional Track Program

Applications for the Fall 2020 cohort have been extended to May 1, 2020. We are in the process of reviewing round 1 applications that were completed by March 1, 2020.  If you would like to be considered for Round 2 or 3 if space permits, please complete your application by May 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 2020. If you would like to view and apply to the program, please click on the link below:  https://ahcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

  1. The Medical Laboratory Science Online Career Ladder
    1. Prospective students must meet the following criteria to be considered for this program:
      1. ASCP Certified
    2. Employed in the MLT field

Applications for the Fall 2020 MLT-MLS Online and SC/BS Fast Track cohort will open November 15, 2019 and close August 1, 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 2020. If you would like to view and apply to the program, please click on the link below: https://ahcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

  1. The Medical Laboratory Science Fast Track
    1. Prospective Students must meet the following criteria to be considered for this program:
      1. Have a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences or Chemical Sciences and be employed at an approved clinical/hospital site

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      1. 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 2020 MLT-MLS Online and SC/BS Fast Track cohort will open November 15, 2019 and close August 1, 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 2020. If you would like to view and apply to the program, please click on the link below: https://ahcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

Last updated: 5/8/2020

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus 

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