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AS to BS in Medical Laboratory Science — Online

Online Program Designed for Working Medical Laboratory Technicians

Complete in as few as seven terms with part-time study

  • Courses delivered online — convenient and flexible degree program
  • Ideal for CLTs and MLTs seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree
  • Associate degree credits can transfer directly to the online BS in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Innovative curriculum integrated with practical laboratory skills in clinical health facilities in your community
  • Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS*)
  • When you graduate you are eligible and well prepared for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam sponsored by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) for the Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS (ASCP) credential.

Graduates of the UC MLS program consistently perform higher than the national average on the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Board of Certification Exam in MLS.

ASCP BOC Pass Rates

  2015   2016   2017
UC MLS**  91.04%   90.30%    79.40%  
National Average      78.85%   79.80%  72.4%


UC’s MLS Graduation Rate**

  2013-2014     2014-2015     2015-2016  
Graduation Rate***    75.70%  79.40%  85.10%


UC’s MLS Placement Rate**

 2013-2014    2014-2015    2015-2016  
Placement Rate        97.80%  98.20%  96.90%


**Includes on campus BS, online BS and on campus certificate tracks.

***As calculated by NAACLS guidelines based on students graduating that began the second half of the program

Community College Partnerships

The Online Medical Laboratory Science program has an articulation agreement with: Reading Area Community College. An Articulation Agreement defines a relationship between two institutions of higher education that enables you to more easily transfer from their former institution to the University of Cincinnati. 

To see a listing of all of the articulation agreements within the university, visit the University of Cincinnati Articulation Agreements page. 

To learn more about our online AS to BS in Medical Laboratory Science, visit our page below:

AS to BS in Medical Laboratory Science - Online


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* UC's Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018  |  (773) 714-7880 |  (773) 714-7886 (FAX)


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Phone: 800-556-4280

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