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 four top universities, and find a list of other schools that provide training for medical lab technologists. View article »

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  • 0:35 Marshall University
  • 1:07 Auburn University
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Top Medical Lab Tech Schools

Medical laboratory technology programs typically confer either bachelor's or associate degrees in the field. These programs are available at 4-year universities and 2-year community colleges. Notable schools in this field include Auburn University, Madonna University, Marshall University, and Amarillo College. Three of the four universities were ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 2017, and the program at Amarillo College is fully accredited by an industry organization.

Marshall University

U.S. News & World Report ranked Marshall University in Huntingdon, WV #47 on its 2017 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.

Auburn University

Auburn University in Auburn, AL offers 140 degree choices at 13 different schools, ranging from the undergraduate to graduate degree level. In 2017, Auburn University was ranked #99 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.

Madonna University

Madonna University in Livonia, MI offers over 100 associate and bachelor degree majors and over 30 master's degree programs, along with one doctorate program. Madonna University is a Catholic school that U.S. News & World Report ranked #86 among regional universities in the Midwest in 2017. The university offers a bachelor's degree in pre-clinical laboratory sciences, as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in medical technology.

Amarillo College

The program at Amarillo College in Amarillo, TX is limited to 20 students per year. At Amarillo College, students can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in medical laboratory technology. The program takes 23 months (6 semesters) to complete, and graduates are prepared to apply for certification. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Other Top Schools

These colleges also provide strong programs in medical laboratory technology:

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

Students interested in attaining undergraduate degrees in medical laboratory technology can find programs at a number of colleges and universities across the country. Depending on the student's academic and career goals, associate and bachelor's degrees can provide the educational background for prospective medical laboratory technologists.

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