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Clinical Laboratory Degree

Clinical Laboratory Sciences involves conducting clinical testing for health care organizations or for reference laboratories that serve hospitals and physician offices.

Walsh University's Clinical Laboratory Science program prepares students to enter an accredited Medical Technologist - American Society of Clinical Pathologists (MT-ASCP) training program where they can earn certification. After gaining certification, these students can expect to enter a field that boasts a solid job market.

Why Walsh?

Advanced Certification Options. Students choose to fulfill their degree in one of two ways. They can complete four years at Walsh, earning a Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) degree. Upon graduation, they can apply to a Medical Technology program to complete their training for MT-ASCP certification. 

Strong Community Connections. The program is offered in conjunction with recognized medical centers or hospitals. Walsh partners with The Cooperative Medical Technology Program of Akron. Courses offered by the affiliates for the fourth year include: chemistry, immunology, hematology, coagulation, blood banks, urinalysis, bacteriology, parasitology, mycology and other electives.

Cassie Barone

“Walsh University gave me the opportunity to shape my education in any direction that I wanted through the interdisciplinary architecture of the courses I was enrolled. This also enabled me to graduate on time with a major in biology and three minors in chemistry, sociology and history. As a graduate student, I will have the opportunity to work with our partners at NASA to help uncover the question the world has been wondering for years, ‘what happens to the body when it’s in space?’ Once I complete my doctorate, my ideal job opportunity would be to continue my role with the Air Force/NASA.” 

Cassandra Barone '20 

Read more about Cassandra's story here. 



Experiential Learning & Internship Opportunities

Students can work as clinical laboratory interns at local hospitals during their final year. They must be the right fit for the positions available within the hospitals as each hospital has its own set of requirements. For example, some hospitals require interns to have knowledge of biochemistry and/or parasitology, which Walsh offers as electives. The division chair works with students in order to arrange these real-world work opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Our Clinical Laboratory Science students are prepared for the certification they need for a career as a laboratory professional in the health care industry. In the current market, MT-ASCP certified professionals earn $20 to $30 per hour. With a graduate-level education -such as a Master's of Science or Ph.D. - they can move into managerial and administrative careers.


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