Medical Laboratory Science : Online

Bachelor of Science

Why study 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 complete their bachelor's degree and develop the skills needed for professional growth in a rigorous program with the convenience of online learning — students complete almost all of the course work online with exceptions as follows: occasionally students will need to take proctored exams at a testing center or other location and clinical rotations required at the end of the program are completed on-site in laboratories, usually scheduled where the student works. Students may also apply for life experience credit to reduce or eliminate clinical rotation hours.

Associate degree credits transfer directly to the online BS in medical laboratory science. Graduates 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.

Admission Requirements

Successful students are motivated, organized and dedicated. Students must be able to work independently, use personal computers to complete online coursework and communicate with program faculty and staff, meet scheduled deadlines that occur throughout the week, 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.

All students are assigned to an academic advisor during their time in the program. 

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

Students are required to graduate with a 2.25 GPA.

Applications for admission are accepted constantly. Deadlines are set for each of the three academic semesters (fall, spring and summer).  To be eligible for admission to the University of Cincinnati's Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science online 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 2 professional letters of reference

To speak with an enrollment advisor, call 1-833-556-8611or click here.

International students must have demonstrated proficiency in the English language by completing the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum computer based score of 187. Some countries are waived from this requirement: see the UC Internaitonal Admissions website for details. 

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted each semester. 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;;

Contact Information

Online Medical Laboratory Science Program
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
(833) 556-8611

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