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351 USD/credit
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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
  • Cytotechnologist

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

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
61
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.6

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
61
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
44
More about PTE Academic

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:

  • 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

Work experience

  • Documentation of a minimum of 2 years of work experience in a clinical laboratory.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    351 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 351 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    351 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 351 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    351 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 351 USD per credit and a duration of 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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