The UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing & Health Sciences offers an online BS in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) - Clinical for students who hold an associate's degree in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) from an NAACLS accredited institution.This degree-completion program is for professionals employed in the field and provides an in-depth study of medical laboratory science.


Of the 120 total credits required, 45 MLS course credits must be taken at UMass Dartmouth. In addition to the 45 online MLS course credits you will take at UMass Dartmouth, you will complete an internship that is dependent upon clinical work experience. This part-time program is designed to be completed in 24 months of contiued enrollment. Students who successfully complete the program will be qualified to sit for the ASCP BOC MLS generalist exam.

Learn more about this program:
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Click here for more information about the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (MLT-MLS).


Registration is administered through Online & Continuing Education at UMass Dartmouth. Students will be invoiced. Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Tuition $996
College Fee $51-$150
Technology Fee per course (Online Only) $150
Library Access Fee $18
Campus Center Fee (On Campus Only) $15
Registration Fee (per semester) $30
Total for a three credit course* $1,245-$1,344

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* Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course



The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Did you know?

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has earned several awards for its online programs including:

  • First UMass approved as a SARA Institution in Massachusetts – September 12, 2018 
  • UMass Dartmouth is ranked as a Tier 1 National Research University - U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked 3rd for best online colleges in Massachusetts - College Choice, Affordable Colleges Online
  • The College of Nursing is listed among the "Best Graduate Schools" in the U.S., 98th of 1,000 - U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked 10th in the nation for best online bachelor's degree in accounting - College Choice
  • Ranked 11th for online MBA in healthcare management programs - The Best Schools
  • Ranked 6th of 33 Massachusetts schools for affordability of online programs - College Choice
  • Ranked 26th nationally for the MS in Healthcare Management offered by Charlton College of Business - Master's Program Guide
  • Excellence in Online Teaching - Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Ranked 7th nationally for most affordable online colleges for bachelor's degrees - College Choice
  • Ranked 10th for best online master's programs in public policy nationwide - Best Colleges
  • Ranked in the top 11% nationally for best value college, based on return on investment. - Payscale
  • In the top 10 for undergraduate accounting programs in Massachusetts - Accounting Degree Review
  • Online MBA program ranked in the top 33% nationwide - U.S. News & World Report
  • Designated a Military Friendly School ® with leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience - Military Friendly

Undergraduate degree applicants

  1. Complete and submit your application: online.
  2. Submit $30 non-refundable application fee:
    • Online application, we accept MasterCard or Visa.
  3. Submit official transcripts of all previous college or university courses for which you enrolled.
  4. Hold an associate degree from a NAACLS accredited CLT/MLT program or equivalent coursework and ASCP CLT/MLT certification.
  5. Submit proof of current ASCP certification.
  6. Have a minimum of 18 months of full-time work experience, or part-time equivalent, currently working as a MLT in a clinical lab setting.
  7. Provide the Statement of Support and the Clinical Facility Fact Sheet completed by a current employer or practicum site that indicates agreement to support your clinical experience.
  8. Submit an updated resume.
Financial Aid: 

Your UMass Dartmouth education is an investment in your future. There are a number of ways to finance your education including grants, scholarships, and loans. Your workplace may offer reimbursement for education if you check with the Human Resources Department where you work.

To be eligible for grants and loans, students must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program, and be taking at least 6 credits per semester.

FAFSA application

You must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to receive UMassD need-based education loans and grants. You must be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program, and taking at least 6 credits per semester. 

By submitting your completed FAFSA, you may be eligible for a number of need-based grants or loans. Learn more about need-based aid