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Welcome Message from the Program Director

On behalf of the faculty and staff in the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program at Eastern Kentucky University, I would like to welcome you to the home page of the department.

To get a quick look and general information about the MLS program, click here

Do you enjoy solving puzzles and problems? Do you enjoy "hands on" work? Are you interested in a career in laboratory medicine? 

If you do, then excellent jobs and exciting careers are waiting for you. Our department offers an accrediated program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Medical Laboratory Science. Please feel free to browse through the site for information about our program, curriculumfaculty/staff, and career opportunities.

The MLS Program consists of four years of study. The first two years or Pre-MLS phase include your general education courses and supporting courses in chemistry and biological sciences. The third year or Upper Division phase begins your major requirements for MLS, with classes in hematology, clinical chemistry, immunology & serology, body fluid analysis, and microbiology & immunohematology (blood banking). The fourth year, the MLS student completes a 20-week practicum rotation ("clinicals") in a hospital laboratory affiliated with the program. Graduates of the program are eligible to take a national certification examination for Medical Laboratory Scientist.


Program Outcome Data

  2021 2022 2023 Three-Year Average
Graduation Rates 100% 100% 100% 100%
Placement/Employment Rates* 100% 100% 100% 100%
ASCP-BOC Examination Pass Rates* 82% 80% 100% 86%

* Within 1-year of graduation per NAACLS guidelines. The ASCP-BOC Passing Rate for the most recent year is updated every six months to reflect up-to-date data.


The MLS program offers scholarships to students in the MLS Upper Division on the basis of need and academic achievement. Students may also apply for Federal Financial Aid and University Scholarships. For more information regarding University Scholarship opportunities available for current, in-state, out-state, and transfer students, please click here 

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