Program Information

Emory University Hospital Midtown's Medical Laboratory Science Program (EHC MLS) is a full-time hospital-based (4+1) program. The program is designed to prepare students (already holding a bachelor's degree) for the national Medical Laboratory Science certifying examination by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Students are awarded a certificate in Medical Laboratory Science from the EHC MLS upon successful completion of the program.lab student Students do not receive college/university credits for course work.

Along with teaching you diagnostic testing basics — such as urinalysis, coagulation, clinical chemistry and immunohematology (blood bank) — you'll also learn the latest advancements and clinical testing skills in esoteric areas, such as molecular diagnostics, flow cytometry and histocompatibility (HLA).

The program length is 11 months and begins in September. The program schedule is Monday through Friday. Students attend lectures daily for the first several months, then complete clinical rotations for the remainder of the program. Hours vary, but are typically 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during lectures and 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during clinicals. Students receive weeks off for holidays and breaks.

Accreditation and Certification

Emory University Hospital Midtown’s Medical Laboratory Science Program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119
Telephone: 773-714-8880


Fees are $5,000 (subject to change).

  • $200 payable upon acceptance to program
  • $2400 payable upon enrollment to program
  • $2400 payable prior to commencement of clinical rotation

Service-Cancelable Loan available - contact program for details

Students who decide to withdraw from the Medical Laboratory Science Program must notify the program director, core lab coordinator or the program office via written letter or email as soon as possible.  The date of this document will decide if a refund, if applicable, is required.  Students are entitled to claim a refund of paid tuition according to the following refund schedule.

               Withdrawal period:                         Percent Refund:
               First week of classes                          100%
               Second week of classes                      75%
               Third week of classes                         25%
               Fifth week of classes                          0%

Payment of fees for the EHC MLS is required and students do not receive any monetary compensation or stipend for participation in the clinical training activities.  Students will have the opportunity to apply for paid positions in the Emory Medical Laboratory during the training program, but service work is not mandatory and must be outside of the EHC MLS training hours. 

Textbooks are provided without charge to students during the program and must be returned. A fee will be charged for every textbook not returned at the end of program.

Students are required to provide their own scrub attire.

Scholarship Information:

ASCLS Scholarship link