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Medical Laboratory Science: Clinical Laboratory Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) , WV,
The WVU Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science, is a four-year program which provides an intensive combination of lectures, laboratories, and clinical experience.


Clinical Laboratory Scientists analyze, develop and perform medical laboratory tests and evaluate results on blood and bodily fluids.

The first two years can be completed at the WVU main campus, one of the WVU regional campuses or any regionally accredited college or university. Courses taken in the first two years include biology (8 hours), inorganic chemistry (8 hours), organic chemistry (CHEM 231 or organic chemistry I and II), college algebra or higher, introductory statistics, and the general education requirements.

The second two years are based at the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center and include lectures and student laboratory experience and clinical experience at one of the program’s affiliated laboratories. The affiliated laboratories are located in Charleston, WV, the WVU Eastern Division, Pittsburgh, PA., Latrobe, PA, Greensburg, PA, and Clarksburg, WV. During the clinical experience, students will apply their knowledge and skills by using state-of-the-art medical equipment to perform laboratory procedures under the supervision of a clinical instructor.

Students are assigned to their clinical rotation sites upon their admission to the program. If a student is accepted into the MLS professional program, a clinical affiliate placement is guaranteed but the clinical affiliate assignment to a specific clinical affiliate site location is not guaranteed. Students who are assigned to off-campus sites will relocate to those sites for the final semester of the senior year. Students are responsible for their own housing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Pathology
  • Basic Clinical Biochemistry
  • Mechanisms of Body Function
  • Introduction to Immunology
  • Laboratory Applications
  • Introduction to Hematology
  • Microbial Parasitology

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Each year the Medical Laboratory Science Division selects a limited number of students to the Clinical Laboratory Science area of emphasis and the Histotechnology area of emphasis from the applications received. Applications will be accepted beginning December 1. 

Although not required for admission to the Medical Laboratory Science Division, eight credits of Organic Chemistry and eight credits of Physics are suggested as electives for those students interested in applying to medical school.  Students may also consider substituting BIOL 115 and 117 for BIOL 101, 102, 103 and 104.

Direct Admit Program:

Students may be admitted directly into the Medical Laboratory Science Division with a high school GPA of 3.75, and a minimum math component ACT score of 26 or a minimum math component SAT score of 600. These students are automatically admitted to the professional program as long as they meet all admission criteria. In addition to the above requirements, direct admit students are required to take PATH 100, 101, 200 and 201.

Grade Point Average

2.5 Cumulative and Science


Qualified applicants may be interviewed by the Medical Laboratory Science Admissions Committee

Letters of Recommendation

Two Letters of Recommendation are required; at least one must be from a College Science Professor

Tuition Fee

  • International

    937 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 937 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    937 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 937 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    333 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 333 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Cost Per Credit Hour Up to 12 Hours

Living costs for Morgantown

  • 775 - 1290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


B.F. Love Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to the student (s) with the highest grade-point average in the clinical laboratory science program at the end of the junior year.

Medical Technology Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to student (s) in the clinical laboratory science program on the basis of need, scholarship, and future potential.

Van Liere Loan Fund

The purpose of this loan is to assist students who experience emergency financial problems (such as delays in obtaining loans or other funds). Applications are received through the Health Sciences Center Financial Aid Office. The loan fund is only available to students in the professional (junior or senior years) program.

Dane Moore, Jr., Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student with the best performance in microbiology, parasitology, and mycology at the end of the junior year.

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