MLT-MLS Advanced Standing Program

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MLT-MLS Advanced Standing Program (Online)

The advanced standing baccalaureate degree program in medical laboratory science is intended to enhance the quality and education of certified Medical Laboratory Technicians/Clinical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs/CLTs). It enables practicing MLTs/CLTs to update their educational background, enhance their didactic skills, improve their clinical decision-making skills, and receive the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science.

The program, offered across five semesters, is designed for part-time, non-traditional students. Online coursework is the method of content delivery.

Candidates for the medical laboratory science degree must have completed the prescribed curriculum with an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better on a 4.00 scale. Following satisfactory completion of all requirements, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree from the University of Mississippi.


The purpose of the MLT-MLS advanced standing program is to prepare credentialed MLTs/CLTs for advanced opportunities and to assume greater responsibilities in the profession. The program objectives are that students will:

  1. Be adequately prepared to function within the profession as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team within a complex and diverse healthcare delivery system.
  2. Expand their independent and critical thinking skills.
  3. Pursue life-long learning.
  4. Develop professionally through scholarly productivity.


Advanced Standing Program Admission Requirements 

Curriculum and Course Descriptions