• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The Medical Technology programme from Marist College offers exciting educational and career opportunities for students wishing to combine an interest in the sciences with laboratory medicine. As vital members of the health-care team, medical technologists perform diagnostic laboratory tests used to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.

Overview

Technologists have diverse career opportunities in hospital, university, government, and industrial laboratories. They represent the upper division of medical laboratory personnel and can pursue challenging positions in laboratory administration, specialized research, technical services, marketing, or education. 

Graduates of the Medical Technology programme from Marist College are also qualified to enter graduate programs leading to masters and doctoral degrees. Medical Technology is a very good choice of undergraduate major for those interested in medical and other professional schools, as it provides an excellent foundation in diagnostic medicine.

Medical Technology at Marist

Graduates are eligible for national certification as well as New York State licensure. The program represents a cooperative effort between the College and local clinical laboratories to provide a four-year curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Medical Technology. Students are broadly educated in the liberal arts while taking courses in biology, chemistry, math, and computer science to prepare for advanced clinical courses. 

Students take clinical courses on campus and gain experience in a simulated medical laboratory. Clinical courses include Hematology, Clinical Microscopy, Immunohematology, Clinical Microbiology, and Clinical Chemistry.

The curriculum emphasizes an understanding of the pathogenesis and manifestation of diseases analyzed by laboratory testing and the theoretical principles supporting diagnostic tests. Students complete a six-month internship at an affiliated medical laboratory studying diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic monitoring of actual patient cases. They study side by side with professional medical technologists and are under the direct supervision of Marist faculty.

Accreditation

The Medical Technology Program at Marist is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Methods in Medical Technology 
  • Clinical Microbiology 
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Clinical Immunology/Immunohematology 
  • Clinical Microscopy
  • Clinical Foundations in Medical Laboratory Sciences 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Completed Undergraduate Admission Application, with fee: We accept either the Marist application or the Common application with a Marist supplement.
  • Official transcript(s): from all high schools attended, including your most recent grades available at the time of application.
  • Writing sample.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher.
  • Optional: Official SAT or ACT.
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results, if English is not your primary language.
  • Certificate of Financial Resources form: for non-U.S. citizens.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

Marist awards merit scholarships, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 a year, to its most academically competitive applicants. When you apply for admission to Marist, you are automatically considered for merit scholarships; there is no additional application.

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