College of Health Sciences

Medical Laboratory Science

About

The MLT to MLS track (bridge) is an online program only available to those who have an associate degree from a medical laboratory technician (MLT) program.

Prerequisite Courses

Students must satisfy the University of Kentucky general education core courses and the MLS program prerequisite courses before beginning the MLT to MLS track. If you have an associate degree in science or associate degree in arts, then you will have met the general education requirements. These core courses and program prerequisite courses can be taken at a local higher educational institution and transferred into UK. For advisement on which courses you need or which courses are acceptable, consult our academic advisor Corrie Scott at cyscott@uky.edu. The following courses are MLS program prerequisite courses for the MLT to MLS track:

  • 1 semester of general biology with laboratory
  • 2 semesters of general chemistry with laboratory
  • 1 semester of organic chemistry with laboratory
  • 1 semester of statistical methods
  • 1 semester of human physiology (or combined course in physiology and anatomy)

Curriculum

The program strongly encourages students to follow the full-time student curriculum (16 months) as laid out below however a part-time option (28 months) with set curriculum is available.

Year 1 - Fall

MLS 410

Medical Laboratory Biochemistry

3 cr hr

MLS 420

Immunology & Serology

3 cr hr

MLS 460

Clinical Hematology

3 cr hr

MLS 461

Clinical Microbiology

3 cr hr

 

TOTAL

12 cr hr

 

Year 1 - Spring

MLS 430

Clinical Mycology, Parasitology & Virology

3 cr hr

MLS 462

Clinical Chemistry

3 cr hr

MLS 463

Immunohematology

3 cr hr

MLS 464

Body Fluids & Hemostasis

2 cr hr

 

TOTAL

11 cr hr

  

Year 1 – Summer I

MLS 440

Molecular Techniques

3 cr hr

 

TOTAL

3 cr hr

 

Year 1 – Summer II

MLS 450

MLS Education & Management

3 cr hr

MLS 462

Clinical Hematology Practicum

2-4 cr hr

 

TOTAL

5-7 cr hr

 

Year 2 -  Fall

MLS 470

Clinical Correlations

3 cr hr

MLS 481

Clinical Microbiology Practicum

2-4 cr hr

MLS 463

Clinical Chemistry Practicum

2-4 cr hr

MLS 464

Immunohematology Practicum

2-4 cr hr

 

TOTAL

9-15 cr hr

 

Admission Requirements

  1. Students must achieve an overall (cumulative) GPA of 2.5 and successfully pass all program pre-requisite courses
  2. An associate’s degree from a MLT program
  3. Certification (BOC preferred) or documentation of 5 years of work experience in a MLT position within a multidisciplinary laboratory
  4. Current employment in a clinical laboratory – prefer laboratory that offers testing in all major disciplines.

Application Process - DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR FALL 2014 IS July 31, 2014

  1. Complete College of Health Sciences and MLT TO MLS online application.  (This is a two-part application.)  Access the application here
  2. Apply to UK if you are not a UK student. Click here.
  3. Provide three recommendation forms. Your current direct supervisor MUST complete a recommendation form. The other two forms should be completed by professionals (additional laboratory administrator, pathologist, co-worker external to the laboratory, educator) who are familiar with your abilities. (You can access these forms from the online application.)
  4. Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges you have attended. The transcripts must have an official seal.
  5. Mail recommendation forms and transcripts to:
    Office of Student Affairs
    University of Kentucky
    College of Health Sciences
    UK Wethington Bldg., Rm. 111
    900 South Limestone Street
    Lexington, KY 40536-0200

6. Documents that must be uploaded with application include:

a. Please submit your resume/curriculum vitae. Your resume or curriculum vitae should include the following:

 i. Objective statement that addresses your interest in completing advanced degree and states your career goals.

ii. Include all higher education institutions attended and dates of graduation (completion).

iii. Include all employment history within medical laboratory science field. Need start/end dates, role/position and description of duties.

iv. Include current place of employment and laboratory areas routinely assigned in

v. Include phlebotomy experience.

vi. Indicate certifications.

b. Submit proof of MLT/CLT program completion. This may include:

i. Documentation of MLT/CLT certification.

ii.
Letter from MLT/CLT program director.

iii.
Copy of degree.

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR FALL 2014 IS JULY 31, 2014

Contact us today:

(859) 218-0473
CHS-Admissions@uky.edu 

 

 

Medical Laboratory Science Program College of Health Sciences
900 S. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
859-218-0851

 

Application

Click here to complete the application.

Click here for the recommendation form.

 

Quick Info Sheet

Need a brief summary of the Medical Laboratory Science Program? Click here to view or print the Program Information Sheet (PDF).