MLS On Campus

Medical Laboratory Science

Bellarmine University

24 months
665 USD/credit 26600 USD/year
665 USD/credit 26600 USD/year
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Medical Laboratory Scientists (formerly Clinical Laboratory Scientists or Medical Technologists) provide the science that supports healthcare. The Medical Laboratory Science program is offered by Bellarmine University.


They apply skill and instrumentation to analyze blood cells and body fluids, to identify disease-causing bacteria and virsuses, and to perform testing prior to transfusions and transplantation. MLS graduates are employed primarily in hospital laboratories, but also enjoy career opportunities in biomedical research, forensics, biotechnology, toxicology, health care administration, pharmaceuticals, and other industries. An MLS degree also provides excellent preparation for medical, dental, or graduate school.

The Master of Health Science in Medical Laboratory Science includes coursework and laboratory instruction in clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, hematology, clinical immunology, and immunohematology (blood banking). All MLS students experience a clinical internship at one or more of our affiliated Louisville-area hospitals.

Why choose Bellarmine University for a Master’s in Medical Lab Science?

If you’re considering a career in medical laboratory science, you’ve made a great choice. It’s a growing, rewarding profession, both financially and personally. Our entry level Master’s in MLS will prepare you for practice and advancement in the medical lab setting. The MLS program is an 80-credit hour program that can be completed as a full-time student in 2 years with summer classes. Our program starts each year in August and includes 15 weeks (600 hours) of a clinical internship at one or more of our affiliated Louisville-area hospitals. Thanks in part to this practical clinical experience our graduate employment rate is 100%. Our dedicated faculty provide you with the individual attention needed to succeed in your course work, and in your new career!

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Immunohematology
  • Immhem Lab
  • Clin Chem 
  • Clin Chem Lab 
  • Health Policy 
  • Hematology 
  • Hematology Lab 
  • Hematopathology 
  • Medical Microbiology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


80 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale. 
  • Grade of C or better in science and math courses.
  • Personal statement explaining why you would like to be a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
  • A personal interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 665 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 665 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Newburg

900 - 1400 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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