The work that laboratory professionals do affects up to 70 percent of all major patient-care-related decisions. Our graduates are critical to saving and enhancing lives and contributing to research and clinical breakthroughs.

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Why UT Health San Antonio School of Health Professions?

  • Faculty are well connected and committed to their students' success.
  • Faculty have been awarded national and state teaching awards. 
  • Graduates have job opportunities in clinical laboratories within hospitals setting, as well as, private, research, industrial, biotechnology, veterinary, public health, and pharmaceutical laboratories.

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Beating pandemics like COVID-19 requires more medical laboratory professionals.

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100% of our graduates have a job waiting for them 3 months prior to graduation.

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MS Program 

The Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences degree program is a 21-month program that consists of 74-semester credit hours. Clinical practicums are completed at clinical affiliates in the San Antonio area and sites throughout South Texas.



Admission Requirements

BS program

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences degree program is a 21-month program that includes 64 semester credit hours. Students complete clinical rotations in affiliated laboratories in San Antonio and elsewhere in Texas.

Admissions Requirements

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Medical Laboratory Scientists in the News

Master of Medical Laboratory Sciences students Mary K. Huerta and Austin Ryden have been awarded full scholarships from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Learn more about Mary and Austin