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.

Professional Licensure Program Disclosure — MLS Program

Federal regulations require Wayne State University (WSU) to publicly disclose, for each educational program designed to meet the educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification required for employment in an occupation (or advertised as meeting those requirements), information about whether program completion would meet those requirements in a state. These public disclosure requirements apply to all programs, regardless of their modality (i.e., in-person, remote/online, and hybrid programs). 

The University has determined that the curriculum of the program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science at Wayne State University meets the educational requirements for American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification. The program does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in the State of California.

The information stated above is based on State educational requirements that were available to the program on June 12, 2024. WSU will continue to update, by program, which of its programs fully meet the requirements of other states for professional licensure and/or certification. Consequently, those students wishing to pursue licensure, who live in a state other than Michigan or those states listed above, should consult with the licensing board in their state to determine specific requirements of the program and whether the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science at Wayne State University would meet those requirements.

All current and prospective students are also encouraged to connect with the applicable professional licensure/certification boards in their respective states for additional information regarding non-educational requirements for professional licensure/certification, including, but not limited to, work experience, outside agency examinations, or background clearance.