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Medical Laboratory Science

The Medical Laboratory Science Program prepares students for various careers in medical, research, veterinary, and reference laboratories. Medical laboratory scientists perform and interpret tests, make recommendations for appropriate treatment, and ensure the best patient care. Our four-year degree program prepares students for the certification exam administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

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Why Study Medical Laboratory Science at Radford?

Contact Us

Laura R. Link, MS, MLS (ASCP)CM
Program Director and Assistant Professor

Krystina Angelini, MS, MLS (ASCP)CM SMCM
Assistant Professor

Jennifer L McBride MS, MLS (ASCP)CM

Phone: 540-831-1000

Mailing Address:
Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH)
101 Elm Avenue SE
Roanoke, VA 24013

Career Opportunities

After receiving your Medical Laboratory Science degree, you will have the opportunity to begin your career in a wide range of healthcare settings, including:

  •          Hospitals (inpatient and outpatient)
  •          Physician offices
  •          Research laboratories
  •          Employment services
  •          Laboratory information systems
  •          Sales and marketing
  •          Government agencies
  •          Outpatient care centers
  •          Test development facilities
  •          Educational institutions
  •          Equipment testing, maintenance, and development
  •          Public health

Radford University Carilion graduates have a 100% job placement rate, and there are growing opportunities for medical laboratory science graduates nationally. It is estimated that the medical laboratory science field will need more than 50,000 new laboratorians by 2024.  MLS faculty mentor students to help them identify the employment setting best suited for them and actively assist students with job searches and interview preparation.


The Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. We were awarded five years of continuing accreditation on April 19, 2024. 

Admissions Requirements

Transfer students who have previously completed a baccalaureate degree in a related science and want to further their education or change careers may be able to complete the prerequisite coursework. This must include Microbiology with laboratory, Immunology, and Organic Chemistry I with laboratory.

  • 100% Placement Rates Since 2010, our placement rate has remained at 100%

  • High Graduatation Rates 2020: 100% - 2021: 93% - 2022: 100%

  • High Exam Pass Rates 2020: 77% - 2021: 84% - 2022: 76%

Medical Laboratory Science graduates are competent in all disciplines within the field, giving them greater flexibility in the workforce.

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"Going through the MLS program has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I have grown so much as a laboratory scientist and as a person thanks to my amazing professors, peers, and clinical preceptors."

Paul M. Wilson, ‘23

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We want to get to know you better and we are excited that you are ready to take your next step and learn more about us. We are here to help you and look forward to working with you during your college search process.