Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Master of Science in Pathologists’ Assistant


The Pathologists’ Assistant Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

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

Program Outcomes

The following table lists statistics for Board of Certification Pass Rates, Graduation Rates and Job Placement Rates for the Clinical Laboratory Science Pathologists’ Assistant program.

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YearBOC Pass Rates*Graduation RatesAttrition RatesJob Placement Rates

* One-year pass rate


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

In addition to the national certification, some states require the Pathologists' Assistant 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 CLS 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 CLS in that state. Texas, at this time, does not require a license.

Review the AAPA Current State Licensing Requirements for more information about licensure requirements.

  • California
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Louisiana
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia

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