Why study MLT to MLS
Nationally certified MLT professionals who possess a two year Associates or Associates of Applied Sciences Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and have two years full time work experience are eligible for this degree program. By completing this degree, students advance their career to the 4-year Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s degree and are eligible for Medical Laboratory Science certification. The program is also open to MLS/MT professionals who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science as a second degree.
The BSMLS concentration in MLT to MLS is a bridge program that transitions MLT professionals holding an AS or AAS degree to a 4-year BSMLS degree. This 100% online program allows candidates with MLT certification and 2 years work experience to complete a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and certify as MLS professionals.
MLT professionals in this program complete a 100% online, accelerated MLS degree program that awards credit for previous work experience. Students complete a Bachelor’s Degree in 11 months. This concentration boasts a low student to faculty ratio (<1:10), which provides an effective learning environment for students, and a capstone course to prepare students for the MLS certification exam.
Medical Laboratory Science degrees are taught by board certified medical laboratory science professionals with expertise in areas such as clinical chemistry, diagnostic microbiology, blood banking, immunology, hematology, urinalysis, and laboratory management. Dedicated medical laboratory science program faculty are focused on online student education and a quick educational transition for working medical laboratory professionals.
What will I Learn
- Knowledge of normal physiology and pathological conditions of the human body related to subjects such as Clinical Chemistry, Urinalysis, Diagnostic Microbiology, Immunology, Transfusion Medicine, and Hematology.
- Laboratory skills related to the performance of laboratory specimen analysis for health assessment, monitoring, and treatment of patients.
- Correlate laboratory testing with diagnosis and treatment of patients.
- Develop principles of laboratory management, education, and research.
Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree. APSU recommends that students who are not Tennessee residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.