Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences

Our students learn to use cutting-edge technologies and techniques as laboratory professionals who analyze blood and body fluids to help identify, treat and prevent hundreds of diseases and conditions — from thyroid problems to diabetes, from leukemia to hepatitis. 

The results of laboratory professionals’ work touch countless lives. 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.

The Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences is an option for students who hold a bachelor's degree from a college or university and wish to pursue a career as a medical laboratory scientist.

Graduates of our program will be able to sit for the certification examination for medical laboratory scientists administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (BOC).

Medical Laboratory Sciences


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • No prior health care experience required
  • Complete prerequisite coursework
  • Minimum science GPA of 2.75
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75

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Julieta Corallo

I chose MLS because I get to use my passion for science and provide support to other health care professions. I chose UT Health San Antonio because of its outstanding reputation in the MLS profession and supportive faculty.

Julieta Corallo

Ranked Top 15

 in the country according to the Journal of Clinical Laboratory Science


of diagnostic medical decisions are made based on the work of medical laboratory scientists


of graduate students have a job waiting for them 3 months prior to graduation