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Medical Laboratory Science Program Overview at UPMC Williamsport

The Medical Laboratory Science Program is a 12-month educational program designed to be completed as the fourth or fifth year in a baccalaureate degree program. Principles of clinical laboratory science are integrated with practical training in the intensive clinical program. The course of study combines practical instruction in procedures with didactic instruction in clinical laboratory science, management theory and educational methods.

Students receive "hands-on" training and instruction in the operation of state-of-the-art laboratory instruments and in the performance of relevant manual procedures. Students are evaluated on their academic achievement, laboratory performance and professional behavior. The laboratory library and medical library provide recent books and journals for reference and research as well as CDs and websites.

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a baccalaureate degree from their affiliating college/university and a Certificate of Graduation from the hospital. They are then eligible to take a certification examination in clinical laboratory science. Students are not required to pass an external certifying exam to obtain a certificate or a degree.

For more information, please see the 2024 Student Handbook (PDF) (subject to change without notice).

Affiliated Colleges and Universities

The Medical Laboratory Science Program is affiliated with the following:

  • Bloomsburg University
  • Clarion University
  • Indiana University of PA
  • King's College
  • Lock Haven University
  • Lycoming College
  • Marywood University
  • Misericordia University
  • Saint Francis University
  • Shippensburg University
  • Wilkes University

Undergraduate students are accepted from non-affiliated colleges/universities when a temporary affiliation agreement can be formulated between the hospital program and the university. Students who have already completed a degree in a laboratory science may also apply for admission.

Program Director:

Amanda Mills, MHS, MLS (ASCP)