Medical Laboratory Science

Medical laboratory scientists (MLS) are laboratory specialists who perform analytical tests on medical samples. These tests help inform health care providers who are caring for patients. The work performed by an MLS is certified to meet required standards, thus the workers themselves must be certified by completing accredited training programs or advancing their careers with experience through another laboratory position. SD Mines does not offer an accredited MLS program, however, Mines graduates can combine their bachelor’s degrees with medical laboratory experience to become eligible for MLS certification.


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      Consult the admissions/application web pages of the professional programs for information on required pre-requisite courses and admissions tests, application procedures, and application deadlines. Some professional/graduate programs will not accept AP or CLEP credits, online courses, or correspondence courses for the core science and math pre-requisite requirements. Many programs also require that all pre-requisite coursework be completed within a certain period of time, e.g., within 5 years prior to application. Policies vary by school and program. Be sure you know the requirements