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Medical Laboratory Science

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Preparing the next generation of lab professionals

Become a part of a progressive future in science.

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.

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.



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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What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

We also encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

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Veterans benefits such as the Yellow Ribbon program and G.I. Bill®

We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Create your application
  2. Apply under standard admissions criteria or go "test optional"
  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Mail to:

* Mount Mercy University Admissions
  1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

* If you are applying for an accelerated program, please mail to "Accelerated Programs"

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.

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)