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Online Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science Degree

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Prepare for a Professional Breakthrough in Medical Lab Science

Online with Clinical Requirements

2 to 4 Years

120 Credit Hours

$368 per Credit (In-State)

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Get on Track for MLS Certification in as Few as Two Years

Discover a convenient path to higher-level medical lab science roles at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). With our online Medical Laboratory Science program, you can prepare to advance from MLT to MLS positions in clinical labs or with public health organizations.

AUM helps you build medical lab science competencies through an array of flexible online courses and hands-on clinical experiences. Do you have an MLT associate degree? Transfer up to 61 credit hours to finish in two years.

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Develop In-Demand Medical Laboratory Science Skills

18 MLS Courses

13:1 Student/Faculty Ratio

While completing AUM’s Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science program online, you’ll study laboratory techniques and wide-ranging science topics relevant to medical lab science roles. We provide a flexible learning experience via online courses and clinical requirements that you can complete where you currently work. After graduation, you’ll be ready to take the ASCP MLS exam, considered the gold standard for certification in this field.

Online Course Topics

  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Immunology and Serology
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Perspectives in Clinical Laboratory Science
Curriculum Details

How to Start AUM’s Medical Laboratory Science Program

Application Deadline 08/12/24 Fall 2024 Semester

Start Date 08/19/24 Fall 2024 Semester

We offer a simple admissions process for the online medical laboratory science program. There is no application fee, and you can apply anytime. What’s more, students with an MLT associate degree can transfer credits to graduate in as few as two years.

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Degree and Minimum GPAEligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree (associate or bachelor’s) in any discipline from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
TranscriptsProvide official transcripts for all completed college coursework.
DocumentationProvide a copy of your current MLT certification or documentation of military training to the Department Head/Program Director.
Additional RequirementsThe prospective student must have full-time experience as a certified clinical/medical laboratory technician or training and full-time experience in a military medical laboratory, meeting one of these requirements:
  • Currently hold national certification as an MLT
  • Completed an accredited MLT program
  • Completed a military training program in laboratory science
  • Hold a college degree in a science-related field and currently work as an MT/MLT in a medical laboratory
Transfer CreditsTransfer up to 50% of the credit requirements from a two-year program or up to 75% from a four-year program. Request information to learn more.

AUM offers rolling admissions, so it’s always a great time to apply. If you have questions, request information to connect with our admissions team.

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Cost-Effective Tuition for Your Online Program

At AUM, you’ll benefit from highly affordable tuition while seeking your bachelor’s degree online. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked us among the Best Value Schools in 2023.2 Request information to connect with our admissions team — we can answer your tuition questions and discuss your financial aid options.

Cost per Credit Hour$368 for Alabama residents and $389 for non-residents
Total Number of Credit Hours120
Total Estimated Cost, Minus Fees$44,160 – $46,680
Additional Fees
  • Technology fee: $10/credit hour
  • Online fee: $40/credit hour
  • Administrative service fee: $35/semester
Other Costs to Budget ForYou may have costs in addition to tuition, such as textbooks, supplies, and fees. Take these into consideration as you budget for your online medical laboratory science degree.

Military Benefits

Auburn University at Montgomery is proud to support the educational goals of military veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, guardsmen, and their families. We participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, and Military Friendly® ranked us among the Top 10 schools for 2023-2024. Moreover, our Veteran and Military Resource Center offers an array of resources for fostering a smooth admissions process and online student experience.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At AUM, we strive to make your online degree program as affordable as possible, with cost-effective tuition for in-state and out-of-state students. We encourage you to complete your FAFSA® form to determine your financial aid eligibility — the school code for Auburn University at Montgomery is 008310.

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Magnify Your Career Potential in Medical Lab Science

AUM’s online medical laboratory science degree provides valuable skills for your career today and in the future. While completing the program, you’ll gain skills and knowledge that you can apply immediately to roles in clinical laboratory settings. At the same time, AUM will prepare you for MLS careers with greater earning power. According to an ASCP study, the average salaries for MLS staff were 26% higher than those for their MLT colleagues in 2021.3

Average MLS Salary Data From ASCP

MLS Staff $63,728 per year3

MLS Lead $74,290 per year3

Program Outcomes

We designed the online Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science program to prepare students to enter the clinical laboratory science profession and continue to learn during their careers. After earning your bachelor’s degree, you’ll have a variety of medical laboratory science competencies, including those required to perform testing procedures, evaluate test results, and process lab data.

What You’ll Learn

Meet Our Faculty

At AUM, you’ll feel supported by expert faculty members who bring valuable teaching and professional backgrounds to each online class. Our online instructors have completed extensive training in designing and teaching online courses, further elevating your experience as an online student.

Kathryn Dugan

Kathryn Dugan

Faculty Spotlight: Kathryn Dugan

Kathryn Dugan is the department chair and program director for the AUM Medical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences department. She is also a tenured assistant professor at AUM.

Dugan completed her bachelor’s degree in biology with an emphasis in medical technology and her master’s degree in education with an emphasis in biology from AUM. She is an ASCP board-certified Medical Laboratory Scientist and a member of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. She teaches the Clinical Chemistry series and Lab Management and Education in the online program.

A Quality Experience for Online Learners

Earn your degree online from Auburn University at Montgomery to experience a quality education with the flexibility to succeed in class and your career. You can complete your coursework using your laptop or mobile device with opportunities to study when and where it’s convenient.

  • Academic support: Access online advising and tutoring
  • Career services: Prepare to succeed after graduation
  • Help desk: Get technical assistance for your program
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  1. U.S. News & World Report. “Auburn University–Montgomery.” Retrieved February 7, 2024, from
  2. U.S. News & World Report. “Auburn University at Montgomery Rankings.” Retrieved February 7, 2024, from
  3. Garcia E, Kundu I and Fong K. The American Society for Clinical Pathology’s 2021 Wage Survey of Medical Laboratories in the United States. Retrieved February 7, 2024, from