Medical Laboratory Science

  • Medical Laboratory Science

    Medical laboratory science is a very diverse program, creating a variety of options for graduate school and your career!

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Medical laboratory science professionals are diagnostic detectives providing physicians with the data necessary to diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent illness in their patients. They use sophisticated biomedical instrumentation, (microscopes, and chemical and cell analyzers) to perform laboratory testing on blood and other body fluids. They provide laboratory data that aids in the diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and bacterial infections to name a few. 

The Medical Laboratory Science program offers the following:

The program prepares students to become certified phlebotomists, medical laboratory technicians and/or medical laboratory scientists. Students in the program build the skills and experience to become leading clinical laboratory professionals. They train to use a range of high-tech instrumentation and equipment. They also develop essential skills in analysis and clinical decision-making, regulatory compliance, and quality assurance.

The mission of the Medical Laboratory Science Department is to graduate competent and ethical clinical laboratory professionals with the knowledge and the skills for career entry. It is also the department's mission to prepare graduates for leadership roles in the clinical laboratory and professional organizations and to instill an understanding of the need for maintaining continuing competency in a rapidly changing and dynamic profession.  

Applications to the program are open! Visit the Program Application Procedure webpage for more information.


Why choose Medical Laboratory Science at UAA? 


Program boasts a 100% job placement rate for medical laboratory scientists and technologists over the last three years.


Conduct clinical lab testing and practice using high-tech equipment in the student lab. 

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Learn from experienced faculty while working with certified health care professionals.


The program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

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Program Information

The UAA Catalog is the official source of all degree and certificate programs at the university. Catalog entries for each program include details such as learning outcomes, application timeline and requirements, course sequencing, and program requirements. 

Catalog: BS in Medical Laboratory Science


Catalog: AAS in Medical Laboratory Technology


Catalog: OEC in Phlebotomy



Grace Leu Burke

Message from the Director

Medical laboratory professionals are the cornerstone of clinical diagnostics, providing answers towards discovery and treatment of disease.  The Medical Laboratory Science and Technology programs at UAA provide a strong academic and laboratory-based education aligned with industry standards in clinical microbiology, hematology, chemistry, and molecular diagnostics. Graduates from our program have successful careers in hospital based clinical laboratories, research laboratories such as the CDC, and post-graduate education including medical school and physician assistant programs.  Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the exciting world of laboratory medicine.


-Grace Leu-Burke, MSCLS, MLS (ASCP)


Contact Us

(907) 786-4346

Physical Address
UAA School of Allied Health
Allied Health Sciences Building
3500 Seawolf Drive, AHS 148
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Mailing Address
UAA Medical Laboratory Science
3211 Providence Drive, AHS 148
Anchorage, Alaska 99508