Medical Laboratory Science

Mount Mercy University’s medical laboratory science program prepares the next generation of lab professionals to become part of a progressive future in science.

Fast-track your career. 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.

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

Work toward common goals. 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.

What can I do with a medical laboratory science major?

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)

Interested in gaining essential management skills? Graduates from our Master of Business Administration program now work as laboratory managers, as well as in a vast collection of other careers.

Our alumni say Mount Mercy is the top school for medical technology science in Iowa:

“There is a growing need for Medical Laboratory professionals throughout the country, and Mount Mercy University provided me with an outstanding foundation before I entered St. Luke's Medical Laboratory Science program. 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

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