Graduates with a medical laboratory science degree from SLU are qualified to work
in all areas of the routine diagnostic lab including the five major areas of the laboratory:
blood bank, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology.
While most medical laboratory science graduates work in a clinical laboratory in the areas of diagnostic testing and laboratory management, some choose positions in research, forensic science and crime laboratories, laboratory equipment companies, or pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Many graduates choose to go directly to graduate, medical or professional schools.
“I am extremely happy that I chose the University of Cincinnati because I feel that it’s a quality program that will help me professionally when I retire from the military. The facilitators are active within their groups and are always available to lend a helping hand. I would recommend the University of Cincinnati’s Clinical Laboratory Science (MLS) program to anyone who is serious about their education. I know that when I graduate I will have truly earned my degree, will be fully prepared for the national registry and will be proud to hang the diploma on my wall.”
Starting in first year, students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and get hands-on experience in the simulation laboratories. As theoretical knowledge expands, so does experiential knowledge. In fourth year, students will be placed in a diagnostic medical laboratory for the final two practicum semesters where they will work under the supervision of a medical laboratory technologist and perform increasingly complex procedures on human specimens. Clinical placements give students hands-on practice, experience in different work environments and the opportunity to network with potential employers.