Results that make a difference

Located in one of the world's leading urban research universities, the Medical Laboratory Science bachelor of science program delivers a quality educational experience that helps students gain the knowledge and skills needed to excel in careers in the clinical laboratory. The program, previously known as Clinical Laboratory Science, has a reputation for producing well-prepared health care professionals, and our graduates are in high demand.

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Program outcomes

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Program Statistics

  • The three-year average for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Examination pass rate percentage for new graduates: 74%
  • The three-year average graduation rate percentage: 98%
  • The three-year average employment placement rate percentage: 100%

Program Outcomes

The WSU MLS program tracks and monitors the following outcomes as part of our continuous program assessment and improvement efforts.


Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Class of 2022

Class of 2023

Graduation Rate1
Minimum Standard - 70%

100% 100% 100% 94%*

ASCP MLS Exam Pass Rate2
Minimum Standard - 75%

88% 77% 62% 71%*

Employment Placement3
Minimum Standard - 70%

100% 100% 100% 100%*

1  Percentage of students in the final half of the program who graduate on time.
2  Percentage of students who pass the national certification exam within one year after graduation.
3  Percentage of graduates who find employment in the field or who continue their education within one year of graduation.
*  Partial year data.



The Wayne State University Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). The Medical Laboratory Science program also has strong affiliations with health care providers in the metropolitan area.