Medical Laboratory Science

The Medical Laboratory Science (M.L.S.) Program is one of the largest, most innovative, and far reaching, fully accredited programs in the nation.

The University of North Dakota has offered a degree in medical laboratory science since 1949 and today has over 70 clinical affiliates in 15 states.

In addition to traditional Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree offerings, UND's M.L.S. program has a cohort program with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and affiliation agreements with higher education institutions in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Arizona and Montana.

Six Routes to Earn Your Degree

We issue a bachelor's degree and/or certificate in M.L.S. through six different routes of study.

MLS Program Outcomes

The following outcome statistics are tracked and monitored as part of continuous program assessment and accreditation for UND MLS Undergraduate Programs

 

2013-14

Graduates

2014-15

Graduates

2015-16

Graduates

2016-17

Graduates

GRADUATION RATE:

Percentage of students beginning the second half of the program that go on to successfully graduate

*Minimum Standard - 70%

100% 100% 99% 99%

CERTIFICATION EXAM PASS RATE:

Percentage of students passing the ASCP Board of Certification MLS Exam within one year of graduation; Passing Scores from other certification exams not included

*Minimum Standard - 75%

94% 82% 96% 87%

EMPLOYMENT/PLACEMENT RATE:

Percentage of graduates that find employment (for those seeking it) or continue their education within one year of graduation

*Minimum Standard - 70%

100% 100% 100% 100%

ASCP - American Society for Clinical Pathology: MLS - Medical Laboratory Science

*Rate Established by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) as a quality measure of its accredited programs

Accredited by the NAACLS

The M.L.S. program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) located at 5600 N River Rd Suite 720 Rosemont IL, 60018-5119.