Medical Laboratory Science

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Health Professions

Degree Earned

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science

Program Type

  • On Campus

Curriculum

The curriculum for Medical Laboratory Science varies based on the program option you choose.

3+2 Entry-Level Master's Partnership Program

A two-year Bachelor of Science and Master of Science program that occurs after a student has taken three years at a partner institution. Students must apply during their senior year of high school.

Credit Summary Credits
Credits Required for Admission 82
Undergraduate Phase Credits 38
Graduate Phase Credits 35
Total Credits for BS/MS in Medical Laboratory Science 155

Fall Semester (15.5 credits)
Course Title Credits
LS 301 Molecular Biology 3
LS 331 Immunology 3
MLS 312 Clinical Microbiology I 3.5
MLS 323 Clinical Chemistry I 3
MLS 341 Clinical Hematology I 3
Spring Semester (22.5 credits)
Course Title Credits
LS 310 Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics 2
LS 426 Flow Cytometry I 2
LS 540 Current Research in the Biosciences 3
MLS 313 Clinical Microbiology II 3.5
MLS 324 Clinical Chemistry II 3
MLS 343 Clinical Hematology II 3
MLS 352 Immunohematology 3
MLS 376 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 3

Fall Semester (17 credits)
Course Title Credits
LS 603 Research Design 2
LS 640 Methods in Bioscience Education 3
MLS 812 Medical Laboratory Science Practicum I 3
MLS 813 Medical Laboratory Science Practicum II 3
Program-Approved Electives 6
Spring Semester (18 credits)
Course Title Credits
LS 610 Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Laboratory Management 3
LS 613 Pathology 2
LS 803* Contemporary Topics Research 2
MLS 575 Medical Laboratory Science Seminar 2
MLS 814 Medical Laboratory Science Practicum III 3
MLS 815 Medical Laboratory Science Practicum IV 3
MLS 816 Comprehensive Examination 0
Program-Approved Elective 3

*To meet the research requirement, students may take a classroom literature review-based course (LS 803) or, under special circumstances, engage in a two-semester wet bench research project with a selected PI (LS 804 and LS 805). Students must meet with their faculty advisor and/or program director to determine which option best meets their educational goals. LS 804 and LS 805 are not a substitute for nor may run concurrently with practica courses.

Bachelor of Science, Two-Year Option

A two-year Bachelor of Science program.

Credit Summary Credits
Credits Required for Admission 55
Credits for Junior Year 35
Credits for Senior Year 31.5
Total Credits for BS in Medical Laboratory Science 121.5

Fall Semester (15.5 credits)
Course Title Credits
LS 301 Molecular Biology 3
LS 331 Immunology 3
MLS 312 Clinical Microbiology I 3.5
MLS 323 Clinical Chemistry I 3
MLS 341 Clinical Hematology I 3
Spring Semester (19.5 credits)
Course Title Credits
LS 310 Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics 2
LS 426 Flow Cytometry I 2
MLS 313 Clinical Microbiology II 3.5
MLS 324 Clinical Chemistry II 3
MLS 343 Clinical Hematology II 3
MLS 352 Immunohematology 3
MLS 376 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 3

Fall Semester (14.5 credits)
Course Title Credits
HCA 300 Health Services Delivery and Organization 3
HUMN 315 Methods of Effective Thinking 3
LS 311 Functional Histology 2.5
MLS 412 Medical Laboratory Science Practicum I 3
MLS 422 Medical Laboratory Science Practicum II 3
Spring Semester (17 credits)
Course Title Credits
LS 413 Pathology 2
LS 427 Flow Cytometry II 2
LS 430 Laboratory Standards and Practices 3
LS 440 Current Research in the Biosciences 2
MLS 375 Medical Laboratory Science Seminar 2
MLS 416 Comprehensive Examination 0
MLS 442 Medical Laboratory Science Practicum III 3
MLS 454 Medical Laboratory Science Practicum IV 3

Bachelor of Science, One-Year Option

An accelerated Bachelor of Science program.

Credit Summary Credits
Credits Required for Admission 70
Credits for Senior Year 54
Total Credits for BS in Medical Laboratory Science 124

Course Title Credits
LS 301 Molecular Biology 3
LS 331 Immunology 3
MLS 312 Clinical Microbiology I 3.5
MLS 323 Clinical Chemistry I 3
MLS 341 Clinical Hematology I 3

Course Title Credits
LS 310 Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics 2
LS 413 Pathology 2
LS 426 Flow Cytometry I 2
LS 440 Current Research in the Biosciences 3
MLS 313 Clinical Microbiology II 3.5
MLS 324 Clinical Chemistry II 3
MLS 343 Clinical Hematology II 3
MLS 352 Immunohematology 3
MLS 376 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 3

Course Title Credits
LS 430 Laboratory Standards and Practices 3
MLS 412 Medical Laboratory Science Practicum I 3
MLS 416 Comprehensive Examination 0
MLS 422 Medical Laboratory Science Practicum II 3
MLS 442 Medical Laboratory Science Practicum III 3
MLS 454 Medical Laboratory Science Practicum IV 3

Bachelor of Science & Master of Science

A two-year Bachelor of Science and Master of Science program.

Credit Summary Credits
Credits Required for Admission 82
Undergraduate Phase Credits 39
Graduate Phase Credits Minimum of 33
Total Credits for BS/MS in Medical Laboratory Science (combined option) 154

Fall Semester (18 credits)
Course Title Credits
LS 301 Molecular Biology 3
LS 304 Biochemistry 3
MT 312 Microbiology I 3
MT 323 Chemistry I 3
MT 331 Immunology 3
MT 341 Hematology I 3
Spring Semester (21 credits)
Course Title Credits
MT 309 Body Fluids Analysis 2
LS 426 Flow Cytometry I 2
LS 310 Molecular Lab Techniques 2
MT 313 Microbiology II 3
MT 324 Chemistry II 3
MT 343 Hematology II 3
MT 352 Immunohematology 3
LS 540 Current Research in the Biosciences 3

Fall Semester (17-18 credits)
Course Title Credits
Concentration Electives* 6
LS 603 Research Design 2
LS 640 Methods in Bioscience Education 3
LS 804 Experimental Research I 1
MT 812 Practicum I 3
MT 813 Practicum II 3
Spring Semester (15-16 credits)
Course Title Credits
LS 610 Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Laboratory Management 3
LS 613 Pathology 2

LS 803 Contemporary Topics Research

-OR-

LS 805 Experimental Research II

2

 

1

MT 814 Practicum III 3
MT 815 Practicum IV 3
MT 816 Comprehensive Examination 0
Concentration Elective* 3

*To meet the research requirement, students may take a classroom literature review base research project course (LS 803) or engage in a 2-semester wet-bench research project with a selected PI (LS 804/LS 805).  Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine which course best meets their educational needs.

* Select a total of 9 credits of concentration electives from graduate level courses offered throughout the University. These courses should focus on and reflect contemporary areas of clinical or research laboratory management, administration and advanced practice.

Concentration areas include but are not limited to:

  • Management and supervision
  • Financial management
  • Regulatory and quality management
  • Research skills

Master of Science, One-Year Option

A 12-month Master of Science program.

Credit Summary Credits
Total Credits for MS in Medical Laboratory Science  57

Course Title Credits
LS 501 Molecular Biology 3
LS 603 Research Design 2
LS 504 Biochemistry 3
MT 512 Microbiology I 3
MT 523 Chemistry I 3
MT 531 Immunology 3
MT 541 Hematology I 3

Course Title Credits
LS 613 Pathology 2
MT 509 Body Fluid Analysis 2
MT 513 Microbiology II 3
LS 510 Molecular Techniques 2
MT 524 Chemistry II 3
MT 543 Hematology II 3
MT 552 Immunohematology 3
LS 626 Flow Cytometry I 2

Course Title Credits
LS 610 Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Laboratory Management 3
MT 812 Practicum I 3
MT 813 Practicum II 3
MT 814 Practicum III 3
MT 815 Practicum IV 3
MT 816 Comprehensive Examination 0
LS 803 Contemporary Topics Research 2

Master of Science, Two-Year Option

A two-year Master of Science program.

Credit Summary Credits
Total Credits for MS in Medical Laboratory Science 57

Fall Semester (15 Credits)
Course Title Credits
LS 501 Molecular Biology 3
MT 512 Microbiology I 3
MT 523 Chemistry I 3
MT 541 Hematology I 3
MT 531 Immunology 3
Spring Semester (18 Credits)
Course Title Credits
MT 509 Body Fluid Analysis 2
LS 626 Flow Cytometry I 2
LS 510 Molecular Techniques 2
MT 513 Microbiology II 3
MT 543 Hematology II 3
MT 524 Chemistry II 3
MT 552 Immunohematology 3

Fall Semester (11-12 Credits)
Course Title CREDITS
LS 603 Research Design 2
LS 504 Biochemistry 3
MT 812 Practicum I 3
MT 813 Practicum II 3
LS 804 Experimental Research I 1
Spring Semester (12-13 Credits)
Course Title Credits
LS 613 Pathology 2
MT 814 Practicum III 3
MT 815 Practicum IV 3
MT 816 Comprehensive Exam 0
LS 610 Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Lab Management 3

LS 803 Contemporary Topics Research

-OR-

LS 805 Experimental Research II

2

 

1

*To meet the research requirement, students may take a classroom literture review based research project course (LS 803) or engage in a 2-semester wet-bench research project with a selected PI (LS 804/LS 805).  Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine which course best meets their educational needs.

Advanced Master of Science, Two-Year Option

A part-time Master of Science program for students with a bachelor's degree in medical laboratory science/medical technology. This program is tailored to each student's unique interests and professional goals.

Fall Semester
Course Title Credits
LS 603 Research Design 2
LS 640 Methods in Bioscience Education 3
LS 812 Practicum I * 3
or LS 644 Laboratory Education, Administration and Instruction 3-4
or Concentration Elective
3
Spring Semester
Course Title Credits
LS 813 Practicum II * 3
or LS 644 Laboratory Education, Administration and Instruction
3
or LS 698 Special Topics in Laboratory Sciences
3
or Concentration Electives 2-4
Summer Semester
Course Title Credits
LS 814 Practicum III * 3
LS 610 Reg & Fiscal Issues in Lab Management
3

Fall Semester
Course Title Credits
LS 804 Experimental Research I 1
CH 504 Biochemistry ** 3
Concentration Elective 3
MT 531** Immunology (for Cytotechnology Program) 3
Spring Semester
Course Title Credits

LS 803 Contemporary Topics Research

-OR-

LS 805 Experimental Research II

2

 

1

LS 613 Pathology
2
LS 815 Practicum IV 3
or LS 698 Special Topics in Laboratory Sciences 3

*To meet the research requirement, students may take a classroom literature review based research project course (LS 803) or engage in a 2-semester wet-bench research project with a sselected PI (LS 804/LS 805).  Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine which course best meets their educational needs.

Advanced Master of Science, One-Year Option

A full-time Master of Science program for students with a bachelor's degree in medical laboratory science/medical technology. This program is tailored to each student's unique interests and professional goals.

Fall Semester
Course Title Credits
LS 603 Research Design 2
LS 640 Methods in Bioscience Education 3
LS 504 Biochemistry ** 3
LS 812 Practicum I   3
LS 813 Practicum II 3
or LS 644 Laboratory Education, Administration and Instruction 3-4
LS 804 Experimental Research I* 3
MT 531 Immunology (for Cytotechnology program)** 3
Concentration Elective
3
Spring Semester
Course Title Credits
LS 610 Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Laboratory Management 3
LS 613 Pathology 2
LS 814 Practicum III 3
LS 815 Practicum IV 3
or LS 644 Laboratory Education, Administration and Instruction 3-4
or LS 698 Special Topics in the Laboratory Sciences
3-4
LS 803 Contemporary Topics Research 2
or LS 805 Experimental Research II*
1
Concentration Elective 2-4

*To meet the research requirement, students may take a classroom literature review based research project course (LS 803) or engage in a 2-semester wet-bench research project with a selected PI (LS 804/LS805).  Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine which course best meets their educational needs.