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Medical Laboratory Technician to Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLT to MLS) Program

Transition from a MLT to a MLS in as few as 10 months!

Through APSU’s MLT to MLS program, in-state students can complete the Bachelor of Science: Medical Laboratory Science for just over $8,000*. Out-of-state students taking exclusively online classes pay approximately $11,000* thanks to APSU’s e-rate.

This program will allow you to

  • Earn credit for work experience
  • Complete all courses online at times convenient to your schedule
  • Prepare to take examination to become a certified medical laboratory scientist
  • Advance into an MT position, earning an estimated $13,6442 more per year and enjoying greater career opportunities
  • Take courses – and apply for financial aid – as a full-time student

The MLT to MT is a 10-month lock-step program, starting in August and concluding in June. You may need to complete prerequisite courses before gaining acceptance to the program. If so, you will find APSU offers hundreds of classes online.

Once you are accepted, you will take two classes during each of four eight-week terms. Two eight-week terms are offered in the fall, and in the spring. Additionally, you will complete one course during May session, which spans from mid-May to early June. Upon successful completion of these courses, you will receive course credit for your work experience.



*Estimate based on 2012-2013 rates for the courses included in the 10-month MLT to MT program. For more information, visit For information on the affordable e-rate for out-of-state students taking exclusively online classes, visit