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B.Sc. On Campus

Medical Laboratory Sciences

University of South Dakota

48 months
12942 USD/year
12942 USD/year
9432 USD/year
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Working with pathologists, medical lab techs and other lab specialists, medical laboratory scientists are integral members of the health care team. The Medical Laboratory Sciences program is offered by the University of South Dakota.

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You’ll complete a four-year program which consists of three years (a minimum of 82 hours) on campus and a three-semester clinical internship. Completion of this program provides eligibility to take the national certification exam and leads to in-demand health care careers.

Highly Qualified

The extensive training we provide prepares our students for careers as certified medical laboratory scientists. Students of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program from University of South Dakota maintain a pass rate well above the national average on the ASCP Board of Certification Exam, exceeding 98% since 2008. Additionally, we have a job placement rate of 100%. Our students are well-positioned for acceptance into advanced degree programs.

After Graduation

The demand for medical laboratory scientists continues to be high, with opportunities in a wide variety of settings throughout the nation. We maintain 100% employment rate for our graduates. 

Potential Careers:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Public health and private labs
  • Education
  • Management
  • Quality control
  • Sales
  • Product development
  • Instrumentation development
  • Traveling MLS

Recent Employers:

While many of our graduates serve SD and the region through local health care systems such as Avera Health, Huron Regional Medical Center, Monument Health, Sanford Health, and Yankton Medical Clinic, our alumni span the nation.

  • Altru Health System, Grand Forks, ND
  • CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE
  • Covenant Health, Texas
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • MercyOne Siouxland, Sioux City, IA
  • Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, NE

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Lab Science
  • Medical Laboratory Parasitology
  • Advancing Clinical Quality: Turning Data into Decisions
  • Medical Laboratory Molecular Diagnostics and Genetics
  • Hematology and Hemostasis in the Medical Laboratory
  • Hematology and Hemostasis Lab

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official high school (secondary school) transcript with grade point average equivalent to 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting one of the following.
  • ACT or SAT: ACT English 18+ OR SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing 500+
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): IB English A (4 or higher) or IB English B (6 or higher)
  • High School Diploma from an U.S. high school: International students who graduated from an U.S. high school may be eligible to have the English proficiency requirement waived if they have a 2.6 or higher GPA (grade point average) and an official ACT or an SAT test score.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    12942 USD/year
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  • In-State

    9432 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9432 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Vermillion

1024 - 1781 USD /month
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