Medical Laboratory Science Program

Founded in 1933, Saint Luke’s Medical Laboratory Science Program was among the first medical technology programs in the country. We are proud of our educational tradition of innovation and excellence. Our program prepares students to test patient samples and provide accurate and reliable test results that are vital to the success of medical practices.

As a medical laboratory student, you’ll have access to the latest molecular tests, technologies, and resources. The program exposes students to the most current scientific methods and clinical information to prepare them for a successful career.

The Medical Laboratory Science Program offers:

  • A three-to-one student-to-teacher ratio
  • The only Roche Molecular Center of Excellence molecular diagnostics laboratory in Kansas and Missouri
  • Instruction in a regional reference laboratory, which has a range of laboratory testing that is unmatched in the area
  • Lecture and bench instruction with more than 50 medical laboratory scientists

Clinical rotations include:

  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Immunology
  • Molecular diagnostics

Career Opportunities

Medical laboratory scientists are in high demand. Employment opportunities for medical lab scientists exist in hospital labs, independent labs, forensic labs, and research labs, as well as positions in laboratory management, laboratory sales, technical support, information services, and public health.

Program Outcomes

  • 96 percent of our students successfully complete the program.
  • Our 2014 – 2016 graduates have a pass rate of 96 percent on the ASCP board exams; the national average is 83 percent.
  • 100 percent of our 2014 – 2016 graduates found employment within six months of graduation.
  • Many of our graduates find jobs within Saint Luke’s Health System.

Tuition and Fees

  • Application fee: $35
  • Matriculation fee: $240 (Must be submitted with acceptance letter to reserve a position in the program)
  • Tuition: $4,200 for 11-month program (includes a $200 lab fee)
  • Books (approximate): $600 (new), $200 (rental)


Saint Luke’s Medical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to become a certified medical laboratory scientist.

Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Jane Rachel, MLS, MA
Director, Education and Scientific Development
MLS Program Director

Marsha Brandom, MT (ASCP), SM
MLS Program Coordinator

Apply Now

Apply for the Medical Laboratory Science Program.