At the University of Cincinnati, we recognize that advancing your education is an important, life-changing decision. Explore the links below to find additional clinical hours (and possible campus lab courses for those in NY) to comply with their state’s MLS licensure requirements. Additional information is included with the application materials.
Eligible applicants to the University of Cincinnati Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science program must meet the following qualifications:
- Hold an associate degree from a NAACLS* accredited CLT/MLT program or equivalent coursework and ASCP* *CLT/MLT certification
- Complete MLS program application packet
- Complete a UC online application
- Submit proof of ASCP** CLT/MLT certification
- Possess a minimum 2.5 GPA
- Submit official transcripts from all schools attended
- Submit a letter of intent and updated resume
- Submit three reference forms, essential functions form and statement of health form (All forms are available in the MLS program application packet.)
International Student Admissions
Students must have demonstrated proficiency in English by completing the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum Internet score of 66.
While the completion of UC's MLS program will make graduates eligible to register for the ASCP Board of Certification Exam (via Route 1), this does not guarantee graduates will also meet their state’s requirements for licensure (if applicable). Since each state may have different requirements for licensure as an MLS, students are encouraged to contact their state’s regulating agency and review these requirements prior to beginning any degree program.
California and New York: Students seeking state licensure in California and New York may need to complete additional clinical hours (and possible campus lab courses for those in NY) to comply with their state’s MLS licensure requirements. Additional information is included with the application materials.
Florida: Students wishing to complete their clinical rotations at facilities in Florida must have a current Florida license as a Medical Technologist – Generalist. Students who do not have this license will need to apply for a Florida Clinical Training License (at their own expense).
Applications for admissions to the online Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science program are accepted continuously throughout the year for our three start times: fall, spring and summer.
|Ohio Residents:||$466/credit hour|
|Non-Ohio Residents:||$481/credit hour|
All students will be required to pay a $100 confirmation fee once they have been accepted into the program to reserve their space in the semester for which they have applied.
Getting the Money You Need for School
According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than half of all undergraduate and postsecondary students receive some type of financial assistance to help pay for school.
Financial aid for your education is available from a variety of sources, such as federal grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, scholarship programs, private sources, student employment opportunities and perhaps employer assistance. We encourage you to research and familiarize yourself with all the financing options available. This will help you determine what works best for your individual needs.
Financial Aid Resources
Here are several helpful links:
|Federal Student Aid Official Site||http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/|
|Federal Student Aid Official FAQs||http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/faqs.jsp|
|Federal Student Aid Gateway Phone: 1-800-4-FED-AID||http://www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov/|
|A Guide to Funding Education Beyond High School||http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html|
|Campus Based Aid||http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/campusaid.jsp|
|U.S. Department of Education||http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml?src=a|
Transfer Credits for Program Admission
To be eligible for the UC Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory program, all students must have graduated with an associate degree from a NAACLS* accredited CLT/MLT program or have equivalent coursework and CLT/MLT certification. All MLS applicants are required to submit transcripts from any previously attended colleges. Along with the application, all transcripts are reviewed and credits are selected for transfer into the program based on content and credit hours.
Transfer Credits for Advanced Standing
Students who have taken MLS bachelor’s-level courses at another NAACLS-accredited school may petition the UC MLS faculty to accept these credits as equivalent courses toward degree completion. Students seeking this transfer credit will be asked to provide a copy of their course grade (via an official transcript, must be at least a B-), as well as a course syllabus that includes course descriptions and objectives.
The Online Medical Laboratory Science program has an articulation agreement with: Reading Area Community College. An Articulation Agreement defines a relationship between two institutions of higher education that enables students to more easily transfer from their former institution to the University of Cincinnati.
To see a listing of all of the articulation agreements within the university, visit the University of Cincinnati Articulation Agreements page.
* National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. 773-714-8880; firstname.lastname@example.org.