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Medical laboratory science professionals are highly skilled scientists who perform and analyze diagnostic tests that help physicians identify disease and treat their patients. With an average job placement rate of 100 percent, the UMass Lowell MLS program is highly regarded by employers.
Starting in your junior year, you'll gain experiences in clinical internships at hospitals and reference laboratories, helping you sharpen your skills and making you appealing to future employers.
After completing the degree, you'll be qualified to take the Board of Certification examination for Medical Laboratory Scientists offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
This program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, Contact: 847-939-3597 or 773-714-8880, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences website.
Admission into the MLS Program is a two-step process.
Visit the Applied Biomedical Sciences degree program page for more admission and degree information. Contact Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Nicoloro by email: Jennifer_Nicoloro@uml.edu for additional information.
The three year average, 2016 to 2018 is 92%
*Pass rates represent success within one-year of graduation.
Three year average graduation rate is 96%.
*For those students entering the final half of the program.
Average: - 100% - *For those who found employment (in the field or in a closely related field) and/or continued their education within one year of graduation.
Placement rates do not include graduates who fail to respond to program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts.
The Medical Laboratory Science program is offered in cooperation with the following clinical affiliates:
100 percent of MLS program graduates are successfully employed by laboratories in:
Graduates have also continued onto graduate schools, i.e. Veterinary School, Chiropractic School, Osteopathic School, Medical School or Physician and Pathologist Assistant's programs.