B.Sc. On Campus

Medical Laboratory Sciences

University of Minnesota

48 months
34334 USD/year
31616 USD/year
13318 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Medical Laboratory Sciences program of the University of Minnesota is the oldest baccalaureate medical laboratory educational program in the United States, having begun in 1922 with the first student graduating in 1923.


Our Academic Focus

Our academic focus teaches students to analyze blood and body fluids such as bone marrow, joint fluids and tissue samples, identify infectious organisms, monitor patients’ overall health and treatment, and detect disease.

Career Options

Medical Laboratory Scientists, also known as clinical laboratory scientists or medical technologists, are the individuals who perform complex testing in laboratories requiring advanced technical skills and problem solving abilities. MLS practitioners work in a variety of laboratory settings including hospitals, clinics and doctor's offices as well as research, forensic, and reference laboratories. 

The Medical Laboratory Sciences program of the University of Minnesota is an excellent foundation for students continuing their education in professional schools such as medical, dental, veterinary, and pharmacy schools or masters or doctoral degrees in biology, chemistry, molecular diagnostics, public health and more.

Our graduates are in high demand with over 95% obtaining employment within 6 months of graduation.  With the high demand for our graduates and the wide variety of career options, this degree is an excellent choice for students interested in a health science career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Professional Issues in the Health Care Community
  • Biomedical Laboratory Techniques
  • Immunobiology
  • Foundations in Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration
  • Scholarly Inquiry and Analysis in Medical Laboratory Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • $55 U.S. nonrefundable application fee
  • Self-Reported Academic Record: High school (9th-12th grade) courses and grades
  • English proficiency test scores (Required)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34334 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34334 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    31616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31616 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13318 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13318 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 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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