Top Schools for Medical Laboratory Technology

Learn about programs in medical laboratory technology, through which students learn how to perform tests and exam specimens to detect disease. Read about the degree options at three top universities, and find a list of other schools that provide training for medical lab technologists.

School Overview

The three schools highlighted below include one national and two regional universities that offer Bachelor of Science programs in clinical or medical laboratory technology. They include Auburn University, Madonna University and Marshall University, the latter of which offers an associate degree in medical technology.

1. Marshall University in Huntington, WV

School Highlight: School receives in excess of $50 million each year in research funding

U.S. News & World Report ranked Marshall University #46 on its 2015 list of best regional universities in the South. The university's College of Health Professions offers an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Medical Laboratory Technology and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Medical Laboratory Science. An online Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences is available for students who have completed an on-campus A.A.S. program in medical technology.

2. Auburn University in Auburn, AL

School Highlight: School offers 140 degree choices at 13 different schools, at the undergraduate and graduate level, and beyond.

In 2015, Auburn University ranked #103 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report. The university offers a 4-year B.S. in Laboratory Technology and a 5-year B.S. in Medical Technology. To earn the B.S. in Medical Technology, students complete a B.S. in Laboratory Technology and a 1-year clinical internship.

3. Madonna University in Livonia, MI

School Highlight: School offers over 100 associate and bachelor degree majors, and over 30 master's degree programs and one doctorate program.

Madonna University is a Catholic school that U.S. News & World Report ranked among the top 100 regional universities in the Midwest in 2015. The university offers a bachelor's degree in pre-clinical laboratory sciences, as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in medical technology.

Top Medical Laboratory Technology Schools

School Name Distinction Location
Amarillo College Program is limited to 20 students per year Amarillo, TX
Farmingdale State College Offers BS in Medical Tech and an AS in Medical Lab Tech Farmingdale, NY
Florida Community College at Jacksonville Offers both an Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology Jacksonville, FL
Greenville Technical College Located on a high-tech campus Greenville, SC
South Central College Students in MLT program work under supervision of a medical tech or physician North Mankato, MN
Zane State College Program is limited to 20 students per year Zanesville, OH

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