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Idaho State University

Medical Laboratory Science

The goal of the Medical Laboratory Science program is to provide students with the background and tools necessary to enter the medical laboratory science profession. The program addresses the broad array of responsibility, requisite education and experience necessary to succeed by providing preparation for entry and advancement at a variety of places and provide tools and opportunities for lifelong advancement and professional engagement.


Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort are currently under review.

Decision letters will be delivered via email by April 1st, 2020. 



Currently there is a national shortage of certified MLS's. The majority of ISU's successful MLS graduates have multiple opportunities for employment upon completion of the program. Professions associated with laboratory professionals include: clinical service, research, sales, and education. A certified MLS is qualified for a variety of employment opportunities, including: reference laboratory, public/private hospital, physician's office laboratory, and management.

Program Outcomes

  • Pass rate
    The pass rates for the ASCP exam were 96% in 2015, and 81% in 2016, 84% in 2017, and 94% in 2018.
  • Completion rate
    In the last three years, 100% of students who began the final half of the MLS program graduated.
  • Employment rate
    In the last three years, 100% of graduates are employed in the field or in a closely related field and/or continued their education within one year of graduation.

Program Accreditation

Idaho State University's MLS Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

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