The Bachelor of Science program with medical laboratory science emphasis is a "2+2" curriculum in which pre-MLS students complete two years of prerequisite science and general education courses, followed by two years of professional courses at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and clinical laboratory facilities in the community. For additional information, please contact an MLS advisor at MLSAdvising@path.utah.edu.
The Master of Science program is primarily a research track that also emphasizes scientific data review and interpretation, communication, and technical writing skills. Students choose an area or specialization in a clinical or research laboratory to complete their research project and thesis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or additional information.
Individuals currently employed in a clinical laboratory may opt to pursue certification as a Technologist in a specific discipline area (e.g., hematology, microbiology, chemistry, blood banking) through an agency such as the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC). The curriculum for each discipline follows the requirements of that content area within the Program. The student’s employer must sign an agreement that they will serve as the clinical site for all required rotations. These students will be awarded a certificate of completion from the Program after successful completion of all programmatic requirements for their specific discipline. For additional information, contact the MLS Advisor.