Medical Laboratory Science : Online

Bachelor of Science

Location: Uptown Campus East
College: College of Allied Health Sciences
Duration: 4 Years

What is Medical Laboratory Science : Online?

UC's online Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science program (BS MLS) offers working professional clinical laboratory technicians (CLTs) and medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) the opportunity to learn and develop the skills needed for professional growth in a rigorous program with the convenience of online learning — students complete most of the course work online without required campus visits.

Admission Requirements

Successful students are motivated, organized, and dedicated. Students must be able to work independently, meet scheduled deadlines, communicate effectively and demonstrate excellent time management skills. 

Ranked in the "Top 20 Best Jobs" in the Jobs Rated Almanac, MLS/MLTs have expanded career options. Hospitals, reference and research labs, industry and public health facilities all currently have open positions for qualified applicants.

As part of this program, students are afforded continuous academic, technical, and administrative support and resources from their enrollment advisor, program faculty, facilitators, program manager, e-learning helpdesk support, small peer group, UC administrative offices and the UC online library.

Students are required to graduate with a 2.25 GPA.

Applications for admission are accepted two times annually. To be eligible for admission to the University of Cincinnati's Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science program, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Hold an AS degree from a NAACLS* accredited CLT/MLT program or equivalent coursework and CLT/MLT certification
  • Complete a UC application
  • Complete a program application
  • Submit official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Submit a letter of intent and resume
  • Submit 3 professional letters of reference

To speak with an enrollment advisor, call 1-800-556-4280 or click here.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted each term. Deadlines can be found by clicking here.
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS): 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; Phone 773-714-8880; Fax 773-714-8886; info@naacls.org; www.naacls.org.

Contact Information

Mel Woods
375 French East
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
(800) 556-4280
woodsm2@ucmail.uc.edu

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Program Code: 35BAC-MLSC-BS-*MLSC-DL