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Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Through multiple levels of education, from undergraduate through doctoral, medical laboratory science students become an integral part of healthcare team by performing, managing and interpreting laboratory tests. Bachelor of Science graduates find employment in clinical and research laboratories, Master of Science graduates obtain research, teaching and managerial positions in academia, clinical laboratories and in industry and Doctoral graduates provide a critical interface across the healthcare system needed to assure improved patient outcomes and cost-effective patient care through consultative services.


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
Ph. 773-714-8880

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

Fast Facts

  • The UTMB MLS program was the first academically-based program in Texas and the Southwestern U.S.
  • Our program was first "approved" by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry in 1937.
  • The program received the maximum allowed NAACLS accreditation of 10 years in 2017.
  • UTMB Pathologists’ Assistant program was accredited by NAACLS in 2022.
  • In 2016, the UTMB Department of Clinical Laboratory Science implemented the first Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) program in Texas and is accredited by NAACLS.

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Galveston, TX 77555-1140
O: SHP/SON 4.446
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