About this Program

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree completion program (previously medical technology) is available for graduates of accredited associate degree universities and hospital-based or military Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) programs. MLT certification is required for admission. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of local and distant practitioners. Program courses are delivered online to accommodate the schedules of working students.

Program Highlights

  • Pursue your degree online asynchronously, permitting flexibility for work schedules

  • No expensive out-of-state tuition fees for out-of-state students

  • Applicants who completed MLT programs with ODU MLS articulation agreements may exempt selected competency courses

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
Degree Completion Program
Delivery Modes


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What are the requirements to apply for Medical Laboratory Science, Post-Certifiction at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science program in Medical Laboratory Science, Post-Certifiction should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
    • Completed program application form with goals statement
    • Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended
    • Overall grade point average
    • Biology and chemistry prerequisite cumulative grade point average
    • Three letters of recommendation (at least two from current or previous employer and preferably one from an academic source)
    • Phone interview after initial pre-screening
    • Documentation of certification as a medical laboratory technician, MLT


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid


Additionally, students have the opportunity to apply for the following scholarships sponsored by non-ODU organizations:

  • American Proficiency Institute
  • Clinical Laboratory Management Association (Tidewater Chapter)
  • Alpha Mu Tau Honor Fraternity of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology


Program Director

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