Medical Laboratory Science

The medical laboratory science degree program prepares students for a career in a medical technology setting and to perform important laboratory tests crucial to the well-being of patients and to the advancement of medicine.

Mount Mercy University provides the best quality medical laboratory science degree in eastern Iowa through a rigorous curriculum and internship possibilities at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines and UnityPoint (St. Luke’s Hospital) in Cedar Rapids.

The curriculum provides students with the chemistry, biology, microbiology, parasitology, immunology, hematology and blood banking knowledge needed to successfully complete the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) exam. Students don’t simply work in student laboratories with mock samples—they work alongside current scientists using real patient samples for their entire internship. This unique experience makes our graduates in demand.