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MLT to MLS Path

This program enables certified Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) to advance their education through a fully online, comprehensive program. At the end of the program, graduates will receive a bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science and will be eligible to sit for the certification examination (ASCP) at the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) level.Students interested in practicing medical or clinical laboratory science outside of Kentucky should learn more about whether the MLS programs will lead to licensure, certification, registration, etc. in each state.

“...I would encourage all health sciences students to consider the medical laboratory science field. It’s incredibly rewarding.” -College of Health Sciences MLT to MLS student, Esah Ali

This picture was taken before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the KY mask mandate.


Our program offers a range of unique benefits:

  • Tuition-free credits towards graduation for work experience*
  • Fully online curriculum that allows for flexibility of life and work schedule
  • Affordable tuition**
  • Students with comprehensive work experience in hematology, chemistry, blood banking, or microbiology have the ability to test out of a clinical practicum course (clinical rotation)

*MLT students must meet core technical proficiencies and pass a special examination in each area to be awarded two tuition-free credits for each associated practicum course for a maximum award of eight tuition-free credit hours.

**Online tuition cost can be found here

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