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

Fast-track your career. Cutting-edge science and medical training provides our medical laboratory science graduates with the tools they need to succeed in the career they’re passionate about. Through our unique 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 24-hour laboratories and participate in research opportunities both on and off campus. Through individualized advising, licensing and career preparation services, Mount Mercy’s dedicated faculty prepare med lab tech students to go further and do more with their degree.

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?

Mount Mercy graduates with a Bachelor of Science in medical laboratory science have a proven record of finding success in a multitude of organizations, including:

  • Weiland Clinics
  • St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Independent bio-medical labs
  • Regional hospitals & clinics

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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