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Designed for Working CLTs and MLTs

The University of Cincinnati’s online Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science program offers working professional Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (CLTs) opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS).

  • NAACLS* Accredited
  • Completely Online — No Required Campus Visits
  • Graduates Become Eligible for MLS (ASCP) Certification
  • Courses Developed and Taught by Highly Qualified Faculty
  • Receive the Same Degree as Students Who Attend Classes on UC’s Campus

Boost Your Earning Power and Professional Options

Completion of the University of Cincinnati online bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science prepares you for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam sponsored by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) for the Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS (ASCP) credential. Individuals with the MLS credential often have higher earning potential and professional options, with employment of medical and clinical laboratory technologists expected to grow 12 percent between 2008 and 2018¹. And Medical Laboratory Scientists on average earn about 30% more than Laboratory Technicians according to a 2010 survey conducted by the ASCP².

Title Staff Level Supervisory Level
MT/MLS/CLS $54,412/year $65,478/year
MLT/CLT $40,768/year $49,338/year

*The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; Phone (773) 714-8880; Fax (773) 714-8886;;

¹Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians.

²Edna Garcia, Andrea Bennett, Michael DeFranco, Matthew Schulze, Patricia A. Tanabe, Fred Rodriguez,JoAnne Edwards, and Henry Leemerican. “American Society for Clinical Pathology’s 2010 Wage Survey of U.S. Clinical Laboratories.” LabMedicine March 2011: 141-146.

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“The online CLS (MLS) program at the University of Cincinnati is absolutely wonderful! I have wanted to obtain my degree in CLS (MLS) since the day I graduated from my MLT program. The problem was I could not find time to earn my bachelor’s degree while raising a family and working a full-time job.” Kalynn Baumann, CLS (MLS) Graduate