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Cost and Financial Aid

Discover an overview of tuition, fees and financial aid options for KU's doctorate in clinical laboratory science.

Tuition and Fees

The cost of an education at the University of Kansas is competitive with other top doctoral programs in clinical laboratory science. See below for tuition, fees and other financial information, in addition to financial aid and scholarship resources.

The amounts listed below are based on the KU Comprehensive Fee Schedule. This table is provided as a guide only and is not an official quote of costs. All figures are subject to change by the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas. Visit the Office of the Registrar for additional information.

Course Fees




Traditional/Hybrid Course
In-State* Tuition


Per credit hour

Traditional/Hybrid Course
Out of State Tuition


Per credit hour

Online Course (In-State and Out of State)


In-State Tuition plus graduate e-learning fee/ per credit hour

Semester fees




Online courses only


Per semester

Any Face to Face/Hybrid courses


Per semester (summer semester excluded)

Additional fees




Background check (required for all students)


one-time fee

Drug screening (required, based on clinical site)


one-time fee

Seat deposit**



Courses with a "PTRS" designation


per credit hour

Additional expenses, supplies, textbooks, etc. (estimated)


per semester

*State Residency is determined at the time of application

**Seat deposit is applied to the student tuition and is required to hold a seat prior to start of program.

Computer requirements - Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements. If computer hardware, software or other equipment are needed, please contact Information Resources at KU Medical Center for assistance: or 913-945-9999.

Additional expenses - Students may also have expenses related to student health insurance and parking on campus. The cost for books, photocopying and supplies varies each semester but is approximately $200-$400.


The University of Kansas School of Health Professions offers a number of scholarship opportunities.

See the ASCLS and ASCP websites for scholarship opportunities.

Other organizations may also offer scholarships for graduate studies.

Advising and Questions

Renee Hodgkins, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)
Program Director

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.

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