200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Locations: Main Campus
Medical Laboratory Scientists perform laboratory analyses to help the physician detect, diagnose and treat disease. Lab scientists work with sophisticated laboratory instruments and computers that must be kept in optimal operating condition to give the most accurate results. Physicians base about 70 percent of their diagnosis and treatment decisions on the results of laboratory testing.
In the Medical Laboratory Technician and Medical Laboratory Science programs, you’ll learn how to perform and interpret the results of tests on the samples that were collected by phlebotomists and others. The program combines classroom instruction and laboratory practice on-campus with an internship in an affiliated laboratory.
Career opportunities exist in the clinical laboratories in hospitals and medical centers; pharmaceutical industry in quality control, research and biotechnology; government crime labs, accreditation offices, environmental technology, veterinary medicine and lab information systems; humanitarian work in the Peace Corps, Project Hope and medical missionary workers. Many assume positions as laboratory directors and supervisors.
In 2019, the average hourly rate for a staff MLS was $30.02.
To assure students of a quality technical education in classroom/lab and clinical practice, enrollment is limited.
All general University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses/GenEd-bachelor.pdf
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: https://wwws.ferris.edu/academics/gened/courses/
In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.
These are the minimum graduation requirements for a graduate degree at Ferris State University:
These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:
Ferris offers an internship in the last semester of the program, although due to limited space, specific clinical site locations cannot be guaranteed. If a student interrupts progression in the professional sequence of the program, re-entry cannot be guaranteed due to space limitations in laboratory and clinical placement sites.
The MLS and MLT programs at Ferris State University are fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). NAACLS can be contacted as follows: NAACLS 5600 N river Road Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018-5119 847.939.3597, 773.714.8886 fax, www.naacls.org