Online BS in Medical Laboratory Science Degree

Prepare to Sit for the ASCP MLS Certification Exam

Gain qualifications for a career breakthrough by earning your BS in Medical Laboratory Science online with Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). If you have an MLT associate degree, you can transfer credits to graduate in as few as two years.

Our online Medical Laboratory Science program provides qualifications for taking the ASCP MLS certification exam.After graduation, you’ll be ready for roles in clinical laboratories and organizations focusing on research and public health.

AUM offers affordable tuition — in fact, we were named a Best Value School for 2023.1 And it’s easy to get started with no ACT/SAT requirements and no application fee.

Online Coursework

Duration: 2-4 Years

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Prepare to Thrive in Clinical Laboratory Science

Pursue your BS in Medical Laboratory Science online to upskill for leadership roles by learning from expert faculty with valuable experience in clinical and classroom settings. We offer a high-quality MLS curriculum — with accreditation from NAACLS.

Laboratory Techniques

Learn about the techniques employed in clinical laboratories and study current issues in healthcare.

Immunology and Serology

Examine the human immune system and complete laboratory exercises related to disease diagnosis.

Laboratory Management and Education

Explore the management processes and supervisory techniques used in clinical laboratories.

Magnify Your Career Outlook at AUM

By seeking your BS in Laboratory Science degree online, you can do more than prepare to expand your role in the lab — you can also get on track for MLS roles with greater earning power. According to a 2021 ASCP survey, MLS staff averaged 26% higher salaries than their MLT colleagues.2

Average Salaries for MLS Roles in 20212

MLS Staff: $63,728 per year

MLS Lead: $74,209 per year

MLS Supervisor: $85,502 per year

MLS Manager: $94,933 per year

A University in Motion

Founded in 1967, Auburn University at Montgomery offers career-focused education that balances high quality with affordability. Our diverse student population thrives in personalized classes taught by award-winning faculty members. AUM has received accolades from recognized organizations, including U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Join a tradition that has empowered more than 32,000 graduates to succeed in rewarding career fields throughout the world.

Continue Your Education From the Convenience of Home

Where do you want to go in your career? You can get there with AUM Online, with classes available through your laptop or mobile device. You’ll feel supported by our dedicated faculty and advisors without leaving home, and you can access academic and career resources online as you prepare to advance professionally.

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  1. U.S. News & World Report. “Auburn University at Montgomery Rankings.” Retrieved January 5, 2024, from
  2. Garcia E, Kundu I and Fong K. The American Society for Clinical Pathology’s 2021 Wage Survey of Medical Laboratories in the United States. Retrieved January 4, 2024, from