College of Health Sciences

Medical Laboratory Science

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Program Summary

Spring 2021
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
Summer 2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
Fall 2021
Application Dates: 06/1/2021
Credits and Cost
Application Dates: 10/14/2020
Credits required: 120
Cost per credit: $607

Chad Guilliams

Lecturer

Medical Laboratory Science

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

900 South Limestone Street

111 CT Wethington Building

859-323-6743

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Transform your expertise as a medical laboratory technician (MLT) into a bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science. As a graduate of our affordable online program, you will expand your career potential and create opportunities to work in hospital administration, sales, consulting, and higher education.

Program Summary

Spring 2021
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
Summer 2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
Fall 2021
Application Dates: 06/1/2021
Credits and Cost
Application Dates: 10/14/2020
Credits required: 120
Cost per credit: $607

Produce Results

Designed for working medical laboratory technicians (MLT), this accredited online program will prepare you for clinical practice in a variety of medical laboratory settings. Coursework can be completed in as little as one year. Upon graduation from our NAACLS accredited program, you will be qualified to sit for the ASCP board of certification exam at the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) level. As a graduate of our program, you will be able to:

  • Work independently in a laboratory setting and perform high complexity testing.
  • Sign off on calibrations, quality control, and method validation.
  • Deploy expertise in a wide variety of areas, including hematology, clinical chemistry, toxicology, virology, microbiology, immunohematology (blood banking), and/or molecular biology.
  • Facilitate the reporting of accurate and precise laboratory results that contribute to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
• An associate degree from a medical laboratory technician program
• A cumulative GPA of 2.5
• Successful completion of prerequisite courses
• An MLT certification (Board of Certification preferred) OR, five years of work experience in a MLT
   position within a multidisciplinary laboratory
• Current emplyment in a clinical laboratory that offers testing in all major disciplines


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with Bachelor of Health Sciences with a major in MLS degree, the student must have:
• A total of 120 credits (including 40-48 professional program credits, preprofessional credits,
   UK core requirements, and the Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement)
• Graduation requires students to complete an off-line practicum at geographically
   convenient location.

Application Deadlines and Timeline

The application window for the MLT to MLS Track is JANUARY 1ST - JUNE 1ST.
     - Applications packets will be reviewed after the June 1st deadline.
     - Qualified applicants may participate in a brief interview by MLS faculty member(s).

Additional admissions and application details can be viewed the MLT admission page.


Contact

Chad Guilliams

Lecturer

Medical Laboratory Science

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

900 South Limestone Street

111 CT Wethington Building

859-323-6743

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.