Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences


The MLS Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) until October 31, 2027.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Outcomes

The following table lists statistics for Board of Certification Pass Rates, Graduation Rates and Job Placement Rates for both the Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Medical Laboratory Science.

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YearBOC Pass Rates*Graduation RatesAttrition RatesJob Placement Rates

* One-year pass rate


Graduates of an accredited medical laboratory science program are eligible for national certification as medical laboratory scientists (medical technologists).

In addition to the national certification, some states require the MLS practitioner to obtain a license, usually requiring one of the national certifications and/or a state licensing test.

The following list is provided as an advisory to MLS students, but is not guaranteed to be complete or current. The interested student should contact the state of interest for more details about any requirements for working as a MLS in that state. Texas, at this time, does not require a license. Visit for more information about licensure requirements.

  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Louisiana
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Puerto Rico
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia

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