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Medical Laboratory Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kansas City, MO, United States
Rockhurst University is home to one of the highest-quality medical laboratory science programs in Missouri. We offer the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences in cooperation with St. Luke’s Hospital and North Kansas City Hospital.
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Formerly known as “medical technology,” medical laboratory sciences are a field of study revolving around biology and chemistry, and land graduates in satisfying careers in laboratories across Missouri and the U.S. Analyzing blood, urine, tissue and body samples, students in a medical laboratory scientist program play an essential part in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of illness and disease. If you’re wondering how to become a medical laboratory scientist or medical laboratory technician, a degree from Rockhurst is the first step.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Students who are seeking a baccalaureate degree in medical laboratory sciences from Rockhurst University must complete 98 semester hours and all non-clinical degree requirements before beginning the professional component at a hospital site. This professional component lasts approximately one calendar year. Upon successful completion of the medical laboratory sciences courses, the student is awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in medical laboratory sciences.
  • Students may alternatively choose to complete a degree with a major in chemistry, biology or another related area, including the specific required courses for medical laboratory sciences admission, and then apply directly to one of the affiliated hospitals for admission to medical laboratory sciences as a non-degree student.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Clinical Microbiology 
  • Clinical Chemistry 
  • Clinical Hematology 
  • Immunohematology 
  • Clinical Immunology, Immunochemistry, Flow Cytometry, Molecular Diagnostics 
  • Medical Laboratory Science Topics 

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application for admission
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet based minimum score of 80
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances directly from a bank or financial institution
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary
  • International students/scholars will be able to waive the mandatory student health insurance as long as their policy meets the criteria below, or they may enroll in Rockhurst's policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 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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