Medical Laboratory Science, B.Sc. | University of Southern Mississippi | West Hattiesburg, United States
48 months
11204 USD/year
11204 USD/year
9204 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Medical laboratory scientists (MLS) are healthcare investigators, who use laboratory analyses to assist healthcare providers in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders. Medical Laboratory Science professionals at the University of Southern Mississippi use biomedical instruments, information technology and manual techniques to perform tests on body fluid and blood samples


Medical Laboratory Science disciplines include clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology and molecular biology. Medical laboratory professionals generate accurate lab results that aid in detecting cancer, diabetes, infections and toxins.

What Will I Learn?

Medical Laboratory Science students at the University of Southern Mississippi will learn.

  • Clinical Bacteriology: The identification of pathogenic microorganisms and susceptibility to antimicrobial agents.
  • Clinical Chemistry: The analysis of body fluids for chemical analytes such as glucose and cholesterol.
  • Clinical Hematology: The study of blood cells including abnormalities, with emphasis on procedures of laboratory examination.
  • Clinical Immunohematology: The theory and techniques of donor selection, processing blood for transfusion and resolving incompatibilities due to unexpected antibodies.
  • Principals of Clinical Administration and Education: Introduction of basic principles of laboratory administration and education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Laboratory Science 
  • Phlebotomy 
  • Safety for Health Care Settings 
  • Clinical Laboratory Calculations 
  • Professional Communication in Medical Lab Science 
  • Professional Communication Laboratory 
  • Clinical Bacteriology 
  • Immunology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


124 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

Freshman applicants should submit the following:

  • USM Application or Common Application
  • $40 application fee
  • Copies of high school transcripts and/or school leaving examination results
  • Proof of English proficiency (see English Proficiency section for acceptable tests and waiver options)
  • Optional: SAT or ACT (required for Freshman Merit Scholarship consideration) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11204 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11204 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    11204 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11204 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9204 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9204 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for West Hattiesburg

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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