Become a Highly Skilled Medical Lab Scientist
Our Grads are in High Demand: Three-Year Job Placement Rate of 100 Percent
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.
Prepare for the Certification Exam with our Accredited Program
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: email@example.com, and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences website.
Admissions and Degree Pathways
Admission into the MLS Program is a two-step process.
- Apply or transfer to the Clinical Science (CS) Option of the Applied Biomedical Sciences (ABS) major. Internal transfers must have minimum basic science and cumulative GPAs of 2.500.
- After at least one successful semester in the CS Option, and upon meeting certain course and GPA pre-requisites, students will then be eligible to apply to the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Option.
Visit the Applied Biomedical Sciences degree program page for more information on admission and the degree pathway. For specific questions about the ABS-MLS option please contact Assoc. Prof. Nancy Goodyear, MLS Program Director, at Nancy_Goodyear@uml.edu.