New Lab PanoramaThe post baccalaureate certificate program offered in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is designed for students who:

  • have earned an undergraduate degree outside of medical laboratory science 
  • are interested in becoming a nationally registered medical laboratory scientist and work in a clinical laboratory position

Students who successfully complete the certificate program are eligible to sit for the ASCP Board of Registry (BOR) examination.

The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science requires a minimum of 57 credit hours of professional coursework required for professional credentialing.  Although the professional curriculum is in person and completed in sequence, students may complete the coursework on a part-time basis. However, there is no provision for evening-only enrollment.  In addition to the professional coursework, the program includes six weeks of a clinical practice in the final semester of enrollment.  Since this is not a degree program, students are not required to complete general education requirements.  Please review the program’s curriculum guide for a comprehensive overview of admission requirements and curriculum.

Learn more about the certificate program’s tuition and fee on the University’s Registrar site.



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