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Program Highlights

Exceptional Certification Pass Rate

Most students beginning year two of the program graduate and pass the national board certification exam.

In Very High Demand

Our students receive employment offers before they graduate, and this versatile degree allows them to quickly emerge as leaders in the profession.

Jayhawk Tradition

Our program's first class graduated in 1933; since then, we have produced hundreds of graduates who work in clinical laboratories across the nation.

NAACLS Accredited

We are one of two bachelor-level accredited programs in Kansas and the largest in the KC Metro area.

Advising and Questions

photo of Alex LopezWe're here to answer questions and provide assistance as you explore the field of clinical laboratory science! It is very important to contact us for advising as early as possible in your college career.

High school students, counselors and those in their early years of college study may contact Alex Lopez, our school's outreach and recruitment specialist, with questions at or 913-588-1743 (711 TTY).

photo of Leah AdeIf you're interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science at KU, please contact Leah Ade, MPH, MLS(ASCP)cm, a clinical assistant professor in our program, to schedule an advising session.

Students from institutions other than the University of Kansas: please provide your information online to schedule an advising session.

Accreditation Information

The KU clinical laboratory science degree program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; 773-714-8880. The clinical concentration is an NAACLS-accredited medical laboratory science program. The molecular biotechnology concentration is an NAACLS-accredited diagnostic molecular science program.

Documents relating to accreditation status are available at the department office by request. Information for students.

Board of certification pass rates and job-placement information: see KU clinical laboratory science program outcomes (PDF)

Graduates of KU's bachelor's degree program in clinical laboratory science are eligible for the certification examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. The program meets the education requirements for licensure in all U.S. states requiring licensure except California and New York. The American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification provides information on specific state licensure requirements.

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Clinical Laboratory Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4048
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5220 • 711 TTY