Medical Laboratory Science


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Medical Laboratory Science

Become a part of a progressive future in science.

Preparing the next generation of lab professionals

Cutting-edge science and medical training provide you with the tools to succeed in the career you’re passionate about. Through our unique and challenging 3+1 program, you’ll graduate with a full year of professional lab experience through an affiliated hospital, allowing you to complete your studies in four years rather than the typical five.

Our students are part of a fun, passionate campus culture that understands how science can be accessible and beneficial to all people. Science Club brings together like-minded students and faculty who engage and learn from one another. Through activities such as CheMMUsical and Science Fun Night, students share their love for learning and discovery with campus as well as the greater Cedar Rapids community.


Work toward common goals.

Students learn through hands-on experience in our laboratory classes and may participate in on- and off-campus research. Mount Mercy’s dedicated faculty prepare you to do more with your degree through individual faculty advising.

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Mount Mercy University's medical laboratory science curriculum provided me with the skills I needed to excel in the program and make a future career using these skills.

Breanna Fecht ‘15
UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital

Careers in Medical Laboratory Science

Fast-track your career.

Our graduates work in hospitals, medical clinics, independent laboratories, and research facilities. Common career choices include:

  • Medical laboratory scientists
  • Laboratory management (with MBA or MPH)

Become a part of the future of science.

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