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Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)

Formerly know as Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS)

Application Deadline Update -

The application deadline for the 2018-19 professional phase of the MLS program has been extended to January 10, 2018. 

Admissions Update -

The application window for the 2018-19 professional phase of the MLS program is open from September 1 - December 31, 2017.  Please review our 'Professional Program: How to Apply" website page for application instructions and materials.


MLS Information Session

Our Information sessions are an excellent opportunity to have your MLS questions answered, learn about the application process and tour the Oregon Tech campus.

Upcoming Information Sessions for prospective MLS students:

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7pm
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 7pm
To prepare we recommend that you read over our prospective students page and our How To Apply page.
Please RSVP to Deb Disko.


Degree Offered: BS Medical Laboratory Science

CLS student in lab

Oregon Tech, in partnership with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), offers a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree. Students take coursework that combines a rigorous competency-based science curriculum with community-sponsored clinical training.

Graduates are prepared to enter the medical laboratory science profession and to pursue career opportunities in various laboratory settings including medical, research, and public health. The MLS curriculum also provides a solid preparation for those who wish to pursue graduate school. Students who successfully complete the degree program are eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) national board certification examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

MLS 80 Years

Mission Statement

The mission of the Oregon Tech-OHSU Medical Laboratory Science Program is to educate, train, and graduate professionally competent and ethical individuals, committed to life-long learning, and who are prepared to meet current and future workplace challenges in medical laboratory science.


The MLS program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773-714-8880. Web contact at http://www.naacls.org/

Learn more about the critical importance of this profession

I Am a Medical Laboratory Scientist
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) video contest winner, created by the MLS students at Bowling Green State University.

Contact Us

Deb Disko, Program Representative

Oregon Tech Division of Health Sciences
Department of Medical Laboratory Science
27500 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070

Program specific academic, non-academic and admission policies and protocols are available upon request.
Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

Oregon Tech Portland-Metro Campus
27500 SW Parkway Ave.
Wilsonville, OR 97070
503.821.1250 | Emergency OIT-Alert

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