Program Information

Emory Healthcare’s Medical Laboratory Science Program (EHcMLS) 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 EHcMLS 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 Healthcare’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

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $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 school for details

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

Students are required to provide their own scrub attire.

Students are responsible for their own housing. Numerous apartments, homes and condos are available in the surrounding Atlanta area. Click on the following link to view some of the housing opportunities in the Emory community:

Scholarship Information:

ASCLS Scholarship link