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Medical Laboratory Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Orono, ME, United States
Students in the medical laboratory sciences (MLS) program prepare to become medical laboratory scientists who work in the laboratory/diagnostic sector of the health professions industry and research laboratories.
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Graduates have high levels of employment and can work across the United States. Students enroll as pre-medical laboratory science students and apply for formal admission to the program after completing three semesters of study. Admission is not automatic and depends on academic performance and aptitude for the field. Medical laboratory science students are on campus for three academic years and then spend the senior year in a ten to twelve-month practicum at an accredited medical center. While students are studying at their practicum location, they follow the policies and procedures for the practicum institution.  Students are required to cover all costs associated with attending the practicum.  

The University of Maine is affiliated with the School of Medical Laboratory Sciences at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) in Bangor, ME, the School of Medical Technology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, and the Clinical Laboratory Scientist program at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are strongly encouraged to apply by Dec 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Basic Biology  
  • General Chemistry I  
  • General Chemistry Laboratory I  
  • College Composition  
  • Pre-Calculus  
  • Calculus I 
  • Issues and Opportunities  
  • Organic Chemistry  
  • Laboratory in Organic Chemistry  
  • Organic Chemistry I  
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory I  
  • General Microbiology  
  • General Microbiology Laboratory  
  • Biochemistry  
  • Biochemistry Laboratory  
  • Infectious Disease  
  • Infectious Disease Laboratory  
  • Principles of Statistical Inference  

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.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    293 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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  • International Presidential Scholarship
  • International Flagship Scholarship
  • International Dean’s Scholarship
  • Maine Global Partner Scholarship
  • IEI Bridge Scholarship
  • IEI Discovery Scholarship

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