48 months
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376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
259 USD/credit 7770 USD/year
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About

If you are looking for a career path that marries chemistry, biology, medicine and problem solving, then the Medical Laboratory Science program at South Dakota State University may be a good fit for you. 

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Overview

The Medical Laboratory Science program at South Dakota State University  prepares its graduates for employment in hospital or medical laboratories. 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.

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 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Human Anatomy
  • Physiology 
  • Hematology
  • Clinical Chemistry 
  • Diagnostic Microbiology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

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

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
4

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submission of cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale of all college work completed at the time of application.
  • Grade of “C” or “70%” minimum in all prerequisite courses.
  • Completion of prerequisite courses CHEM 106, CHEM 106L, CHEM 108, CHEM 108L, BIOL 221, BIOL 221L, BIOL 325, BIOL 325L, STAT 281, and course or content equivalencies as approved by the MLS Academic Affairs Committee.
  • Confirmation of ability to meet the non-academic Essential Functions of the program.
  • Completion of an approved background check administered according to program guidelines.  Expenses concurred are the student’s responsibility.*
  • 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

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 259 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

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

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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