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Medical Laboratory Science, B.S.M.L.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Fair Plain, MI, United States
Learn how to work as a part of a medical team to diagnose and treat disease—making an impact one life at a time with the Medical Laboratory Science program of Andrews University.
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Why Medical Laboratory Science at Andrews

  • Pursue your Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (BSMLS) at Andrews. Why? We are the largest Seventh-day Adventist MLS program in North America. 
  • Our program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Accreditation assures you’re getting a top-notch education that has met certain requirements.
  • Hands-on experience matters so we guarantee placement at various clinical sites. This experience likely explains why some students have job offers before they even graduate.
  • After three years of undergraduate coursework, you'll apply for the clinical (senior) year program. During these final 20 weeks, you’ll work side-by-side with healthcare professionals!
  • The Medical Laboratory Science program of Andrews University allows you job flexibility. You'll be trained as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, but the degree also provides excellent preparation for medical, dental or graduate school.

Careers in Medical Laboratory Science

An MLS degree opens doors to careers in medical labs around the world. Apply for jobs in pharmaceutical companies or hospitals, do research, or even provide services for criminal justice work. If you want direct patient contact, an MLS degree also paves the way to medical school for dentistry or pharmacy work.


The Andrews University Program for Medical Laboratory Sciences holds accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Medical Terminology
  • Hematology and Hemostasis
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Immunohematology
  • Immunology
  • Clinical Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process
  • A certified (true) copy of the original transcript attested by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the embassy, department of interior affairs, Justice of the Peace, etc.) (international students)
  • You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher)
  • ACT/SAT is not required for international students
  • International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fair Plain

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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