School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Medical Laboratory Science

Department of Medical Laboratory Science


The Department of Medical Laboratory Science offers a curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science, a Medical Laboratory Technician to Medical Laboratory Science articulation program (link), and categorical certificates (link).

The full-time BS in Medical Laboratory Science program offers a 60-credit hour program beginning in the Spring semester and spans 4 semesters.

For prospective applicants, we try to accommodate one-on-one tours, but can also offer virtual informational sessions. Our department does award one scholarship each year to multiple students, which is applied to the last semester of the curriculum.  If you are accepted into our program, there is a $50 acceptance fee that is applied to your tuition payment. 

For additional information, please refer to our admissions requirements located at,%20BS or email our admissions chair at

Application for Admission

Application Requirements 
Department of Medical Laboratory Science Application Requirements

The Department of Medical Laboratory Science will begin accepting applications in April for Spring admission. The deadline for applications is August 31.

Online Application

Complete an online application through the Allied Health Centralized Application Service (AHCAS) at The AHCAS application must be completed (all required documents submitted & payment received) by the application deadline.

Only completed and verified applications will be considered. Transcripts should be submitted to AHCAS 4 weeks before the application deadline to allow time for verification. It is the student's responsibility to monitor the application's progress and ensure it is completed and verified by the deadline.

Official transcripts from all college-level institutions ever attended (including high school dual enrollment) must be sent to AHCAS.

AHCAS only accepts electronic transcripts from Parchment, and National Student Clearinghouse.  If your School does not offer these services, your transcript must be sent by mail.

Your registrar should mail your paper transcripts to the following address:

AHCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9127
Watertown, MA 02471

Two letters of recommendation must be submitted by instructors or supervisors via the AHCAS Evaluation portal. (At least 1 recommendation from an instructor is preferred if the applicant is currently enrolled in college courses.)

Timeline for Application

The application deadline for the class beginning in January of each year is August 31.  

If a class is not filled, the AHCAS application portal may be reopened to accept a late application. If you require assistance filling out the application, please contact the Office of Disability Services at or at (504) 568-2211.  

Medical Laboratory Science Admission Requirements in Addition to the Application

Preferred cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (in a 4.0 system).
Completion of 65 hours of pre-requisite course work with a grade of “C” or better.

Other Information  

Link to tuition and fees: 

Admissions Coordinator Contact Information  

Please feel free to contact the department should you have questions or concerns.

Michele Zitzmann, MHS, MLS(ASCP)  
Associate Professor of Medical Laboratory Science 
Phone: (504) 568-4269 

Transfer Credit

The only courses for which students receive transfer credit are the prerequisite courses listed below that are required for admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Program.  On the LSUHSC New Orleans transcript, these courses will be listed as the LSU System equivalent course shown below. A grade of a “C” or better must be achieved in each of these courses. The Department of MLS will perform both a primary and secondary transfer credit transcript review.




English Composition (6) ENGL 1000 and 1100
General Chemistry lecture and laboratory (8) CHEM 1000, 1001L, 1100, 1101L 
Mathematics (college algebra or above) (6) MATH 1000 and 1100
Biology lecture and laboratory for Science Majors (8) BIOL 1000, 1001L, 1100, 1101L
Microbiology lecture and laboratory (4)  MICRO 2000 and 2001L
Science elective – 2000 level or above (6) SCI ELEC 2000 and 2100
General electives (9) ELECT 1000, 1100, 1200
Humanities (9) HUMN 1000, 1100, 1200
Social Science (6) SOCS 1000 and PSCY 1000
Art – theory course (3) ART 1000


Available student work positions can be found here.
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LSUHSC’s diversity policy, ESL/TOEFL, background checks, student health requirements, readmission and leave of absence policy please refer to our 
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