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Medical Laboratory Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Idaho Falls, ID, United States
The goal of the Medical Laboratory Science program at Idaho State University is to provide students with the background and tools necessary to enter the medical laboratory science profession. 
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Overview

The Medical Laboratory Science program at Idaho State University addresses the broad array of responsibility, requisite education and experience necessary to succeed by providing preparation for entry and advancement at a variety of places and provide tools and opportunities for lifelong advancement and professional engagement.

Professions

Currently there is a national shortage of certified MLS's. The majority of ISU's successful MLS graduates have multiple opportunities for employment upon completion of the program. Professions associated with laboratory professionals include: clinical service, research, sales, and education. A certified MLS is qualified for a variety of employment opportunities, including: reference laboratory, public/private hospital, physician's office laboratory, and management.

Program Outcomes

  • Completion rate - In the last three years, 99% of students who began the final half of the MLS program graduated.
  • Employment rate - In the last three years, 100% of graduates are employed in the field or in a closely related field and/or continued their education within one year of graduation.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Phlebotomy Practicum
  • Urinalysis and Body Fluids
  • Hematology and Hemostasis
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medical Chemistry and Instrumentation
  • Medical Immunology
  • Basic Concepts in Transfusion Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Fundamentals

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be considered for admission to ISU, international students applying as new undergraduates must meet the following academic requirements:

  • Have graduated from a high school or secondary school with satisfactory grades, received a diploma or certificate of graduation, and be eligible for admission to a major university in the country from which they graduated.
  • Have at least a 2.25 GPA.

An SAT or ACT is not required for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Idaho Falls

  • 680 - 970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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