48 months
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355 USD/credit 10650 USD/year
355 USD/credit 10650 USD/year
355 USD/credit 10650 USD/year
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About

The Medical Laboratory Science - Upward Mobility Program at South Dakota State University provides an opportunity for Medical Laboratory Technicians to complete a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory sciences within their own clinical employment setting, utilizing a variety of online instructional approaches.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The curriculum emphasizes basic science, medical laboratory science, critical thinking and communication skills, including structured learning in the laboratories of clinical affiliated laboratories. 

The program provides the scientific background in hematology, immunohematology, urinalysis, phlebotomy, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, clinical chemistry, and management necessary for a laboratory career.

This Medical Laboratory Science - Upward Mobility Program at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy chemistry and biology
  • Like solving complex problems
  • Are detail-oriented
  • Are interested in caring for people's health
  • Appreciate working with others, as part of a team

Career Opportunities

  • Clinical medical laboratory scientist
  • Clinical specialists (clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunohematology)
  • Clinical researcher

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Anatomy and Lab 
  • Physiology and Lab
  • Understanding Medical Laboratory Science
  • Hematology I and Lab
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • MLT to MLS Transitional Experience

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
5.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
44
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
61

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.6

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
5.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
44
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
61

Other requirements

General requirements

All pre-MLS Upward Mobility students must submit an online application and all required documents for the professional program. (Applications by fax or email will not be accepted.) Selection is competitive. In order to be considered for admission a student must submit and complete the following:

  • Documentation of a minimum of 2 years of work experience in a clinical laboratory.
  • Completion of an associate degree and certification as a CLT/MLT or equivalent.
  • Provision of a signed letter of support from employer, clinical facility fact sheet, and faculty fact sheet for clinical preceptor/liaison.
  • Confirmation of ability to meet the non-academic Essential Functions of the program
  • Completion of an interview with the Medical Laboratory Science Admissions Committee.
  • Completion of a writing assessment exercise.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    10650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 355 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    10650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 355 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 355 USD per credit during 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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