Admission Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

To be admitted to the LSUA Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science online program (CLS to MLS), applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Have graduated from an accredited Clinical Lab (CLT/CLS) program in any state and currently hold an unencumbered CLT/CLS license;
  • Be unconditionally admitted to the university and have declared MLS as a major;
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher;
  • Be admitted to the university and have submitted all official transcripts from other universities attended;
  • Not be concurrently enrolled in a medical lab science program at another university.

Note: Students will receive credit for CLS courses from their Associate Program. Non-Clinical Lab courses will be evaluated on a course by course basis.

CLS to MLS Degree Requirements

  • Students must complete all of the requirements pertaining to the LSUA baccalaureate degrees. The MLS Degree is 120 credit hours;
  • Students must take at least 39 hours at the 3000 level or above and at least 17 hours at the 4000 level;
  • Students are required to make a grade of "C" or higher in all MLSC Courses.

Additional Program Requirements

In addition to the general requirements entry into the Medical Laboratory Science program requires that the applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Students must be unconditionally admitted to the university and declare Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) as their major.
  • Students must have attained an overall college grade point average of at least 2.0.
  • Students must have completed with a grade of "C" or higher all courses listed under the General Education Requirements and Additional Requirements sections of the MLSC curriculum.
  • Students must be able to meet the program's technical standards/essential requirements.
  • Students must be graduates of an MLT/CLT associate degree program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).
  • Students must hold certification as an MLT(ASCP), CLT(NCA) or equivalent.
  • Students must submit to the Department of Allied Health a completed MLS Application Form and all other required documents by August 10.

Progression Requirements

These following progression criteria apply to the student's progress prior to and after enrollment in the MLT/CLT to MLS program:

  • Student must earn a grade of "C" or higher in each course required by the curriculum.
  • Student must maintain an overall grade point average of at least 2.0.

Note: Students may be dismissed from the program if their clinical performance is unsatisfactory and/or if they fail on a second attempt to complete a MLSC course with a "C" or higher. If a student is not enrolled in a MLSC course for a semester, application for readmission to the MLS program is required.

« Back to Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science