MLT to MLS Degree Completion

Attention All Medical Laboratory Technicians! Announcing our new online OHSU/Oregon Tech MLT to MLS degree completion program.

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Are you looking to further your education as a Medical Laboratory Technician? Wanting to advance or seek out new career opportunities? Beginning fall of 2024 as a certified, working MLT, you can complete your bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science with our MLT to MLS online degree completion program.

About the MLS Degree Completion Program

Certified Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) currently working in the field, can now earn a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) with our online degree completion program. Certified MLTs have mastered many of the basic laboratory skills in their prior courses and work experience. This allows for the option of taking online classes and a flexible schedule for working MLTs. 
Students admitted to our online program complete assigned competencies and/or projects at the affiliated laboratory site where they are working. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from OHSU and Oregon Tech.

  1. Students can attend part-time or full-time. 
  2. Credit for Prior Experiential Learning, up to 31 upper-division credits (Credit for National Registry or Licensure Exam).

Who is eligible?

  1. MLTs certified through ASCP or AMT, or completion of a military service-related MLT program.
  2. Currently working in the field as an MLT.
  3. You must meet the Oregon Tech admissions criteria.
  4. You must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA for program consideration.
  5. Students must have completed MLS prerequisite coursework to begin the professional program. An associate degree is not required but is preferred.

Program Overview

Students must to be working as a Medical Laboratory Technician and have the educational support of the lab where they are currently employed. Designated Lab preceptors work with MLTs to ensure program goals are being met.

  1. Lectures are asynchronous.
  2. Labs are competency and project-based to be completed on your own time.
  3. Students can attend full-time or part-time. 

Pre-Professional Phase MLT to MLS

All MLT to MLS prerequisite coursework can be completed at Oregon Tech, either at the Klamath Falls or Portland campus or any regionally-accredited university or community college. Please see the attached list of program prerequisites.




Bachelor of Science