48 months
48100 USD/year
48100 USD/year
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The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree at Saint Louis University prepares graduates to take a national certification exam to become a certified laboratory professional for a career as a health care professional in laboratory medicine.


About Medical Laboratory Science degree at Saint Louis University

Medical laboratory science professionals save lives by performing and assuring the reliability of tests that provide objective information used in the early detection, diagnosis, monitoring and effective treatment of disease.

Up to 80% of all clinical decisions are impacted by clinical laboratory testing. The knowledge and skills required of medical laboratory professionals are diverse, involving both scientific detective work and managerial competence. Each day offers a challenge, and the opportunities to learn are endless.


Medical laboratory scientists are vital members of health care teams. As highly skilled bio-analysts, graduates contribute data critical to disease diagnosis and to patient treatment. In a typical laboratory setting, the medical laboratory scientist performs a full range of laboratory tests from blood smears for the detection of anemia to highly complex procedures used to diagnose and monitor the status of patients suffering from various forms of cancer.

SLU's medical laboratory science program facilitates the attendance of its students at state professional meetings. In addition, clinical affiliates in the St. Louis area frequently request that students seek part-time employment to garner clinical experience and are often retained as full-time employees upon graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
  • General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

SLU will continue accepting applications while space is available.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete an online application.
  • If you are applying to enter SLU as a first-time, freshman student, we’ll also ask you to complete an essay. 
  • There is no application fee to apply for undergraduate admission to SLU. 
  • Send transcripts of all secondary work.
  • Submit proof of your English language proficiency.
  • These are scores from any standardized test you may have taken to prepare for college- TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, SAT, ACT or Duolingo score. All of our international applicants are required to demonstrate their English proficiency, and these tests can help us make that determination.
  • If you do not meet SLU’s direct entry requirements, we encourage you to apply to the Pathway or English Language programs offered by INTO Saint Louis University.
  • Criminal background check and a drug test

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24050 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    48100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24050 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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