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Begin Your Online Medical Laboratory Science Degree at SLU

Saint Louis University’s Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree is now available in a new, accelerated hybrid format affording students the convenience of online medical laboratory science (MLS) courses paired with the practicality of hands-on, in-person labs. The in-seat MLS program at SLU was one of the first programs in the country and has been accredited for more than 85 years. With a growing request for medical lab scientists across the country, this program extends the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in this competitive field.

SLU’s Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree will equip you with the hands-on skills and knowledge you need to become a successful medical laboratory scientist. MLS graduates can step into a rewarding and in-demand career immediately after graduation. Graduates of this MLS degree are prepared to take a national certification exam, qualifying them for diverse roles within laboratory science.

Benefits of SLU’s 16-month MLS degree include:

  • Small class sizes for increased engagement with instructors
  • Guaranteed placement in clinical practicum training sites
  • Unique hybrid program which offers a blended learning approach with both convenient online and in-person courses
  • Rigorous online didactic courses paired with hybrid labs for a well-rounded education
  • A 16-week practicum in a laboratory setting organized by the program
  • Courses that promote whole-person health and development
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Why SLU?

An MLS degree is only the first component in a career in laboratory sciences and the wider field of health care. Saint Louis University provides courses that not only inform but also engage students in critical thinking. The medical laboratory science program is designed to instill students with a sense of respect for human life and challenge them to maintain high levels of ethics that adhere to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science’s (ASCLS) Professional Code of Ethics. SLU’s MLS graduates gain the technical skills they need for vocational success while fulfilling the University’s mission of “Higher purpose. Greater good.”

SLU Values

Saint Louis University believes in educating the whole person and treating others with compassion. SLU’s MLS degree reflects this deep-rooted value, helping students to develop skills that can be directly applied to assisting others. SLU’s Jesuit tradition and mission statement ground the University’s commitment to a quality education that promotes academic and personal growth. A SLU degree is not solely about becoming career-ready – it’s about empowering students to make an impact in their careers, spheres of influence and beyond.