Medical Laboratory Science

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*The Medical Laboratory Science program will continue to accept applications past the March 1st deadline until the class has filled or through June 15th, whichever occurs first.

Medical Laboratory Scientists perform tests on blood and body fluids to determine the presence or absence of disease, monitor response to treatment, and aid in health maintenance.

Want to learn more? Click here to view a video about becoming a medical technologist.

Fast Facts

  • 12 months
  • Classes begin in July
  • Application Deadline: March 1st*
  • File Completion: March 15th
  • 11-12 students accepted for each class
  • Degree may be obtained through academic affiliation
  • A portion of this curriculum utilizes web-based instruction

Admission Requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Provide evidence of successful completion of all prerequisite courses
  • Baccalaureate degree or University Affiliate student
  • Medical Laboratory Science Checklist
  • Personal Statement: Email the statement 5 days before your interview to:
    • Applicants should watch the series of videos listed below and write a short one-page personal statement.  Please write this yourself so it will be a reflection of you.Do some research about Baptist Health System and Baptist Health College Little Rock as you write the personal statement answering these questions:
      • What do I know about Baptist Health and Baptist Health College Little Rock?
      • What did I like best about the videos that show laboratory processes and procedures?
      • Why do I want to be Medical Laboratory Scientist?
    • Videos to Watch:
  • Laboratory Tours (Recommended for Fall 2023 entry; required for Fall 2024 entry and forward)


  • ACT of a composite score of 20 or better
  • Overall college cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better

See the Medical Laboratory Science handbook for more information.


Course Credit Hour
College Algebra 3 hours
General Chemistry* 8 hours
Organic Chemistry* 4 hours
Organic Chemistry II or Biochemistry 3-4 hours
General Biology/Zoology* 8 hours
Microbiology* 4 hours
Anatomy/Physiology 4 hours
Statistics 3 hours
*Must include Laboratory Total: 37 - 38 Hours

Strongly suggest applicants select immunology and genetic course work as electives.
Microbiology should be retaken if completed more than seven (7) years prior to application date.



The cost of the Baptist Health School of Medical Laboratory Science varies depending on the individual student. Please download the Allied Health cost plan for estimated costs.

The Baptist Health School of Medical Laboratory Science prefers an ACT Score of 20 or above for admission. If you do not score a 20 or above, we recommend that you re-test. Generally, students are able to increase their score with each time they take the ACT. We also recommend that you use a study guide or preparatory course that is specifically designed for the ACT.

As a student in the Baptist Health School of Medical Laboratory Science, you will be in class 5 days per week.

At this time, the Baptist Health School of Medical Laboratory Science does not offer classes at night or online classes. Some of the courses are blended which reduces the time spent on campus.

Earnings for Medical Laboratory Scientists vary greatly, and have many different factors. Please visit the US Department of Labor website to find out earning information.

(The cost sheet requires that Adobe Acrobat Reader be installed on your PC. If you don’t have this free software, click here to download.)

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