You can be an important part of the health care team!

If you are interested in science and research, a career in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) may be perfect for you!

With the use of precision instruments and electronic equipment, a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) provides vital information used in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Responsibilities of a MLS include sample analysis and interpretation, evaluation of results and validation of data obtained in the several clinical laboratory disciplines.

Combining the challenges and rewards of science and medicine, areas of scientific exploration are open to you such as Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Hematology and Clinical Immunohematology.

Applicants must possess a degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field with the required biology and chemistry courses from affiliated or non-affiliated universities, OR be eligible for a Bachelor of Science degree in MLS or Biology, Chemistry, or related field with emphasis on MLS from an affiliated university upon completion of the United Regional program.

United Regional’s School of MLS is a 52-week program and must be completed in order to be eligible for certification examinations or employment as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.

The MLS program will be accepting students twice a year, in January and July. The application deadlines and start/end dates are as follows:

January Class

Early decision application deadline:
Final application deadline:
First day of class:

May 12, 2023
September 15, 2023
January 15, 2024
January 12, 2025

July 2024 Class

Early decision application deadline:
Final application deadline:
First day of class:

October 6, 2023
December 22, 2023
July 8, 2024
July 3, 2025

The program does not require tuition. A small stipend of $125.00 per month is offered to help with the economic situation such as the book costs etc.

The program also offers $5000.00 per year in education assistance to eligible students with the contingency that the student will work for United Regional Health Care System Laboratory for one year after the completion of the program. The student is obligated to work if a position is available at the end of the year of training. UR laboratory reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time and is not obligated to provide employment. If the student chooses not to work, they will be required to pay back the scholarship as per the agreement.

Face-to-face or virtual interviews (due to extenuating circumstances) will be scheduled as follows.

January Class

Early decision:
Final deadline:

May 22, 2023
September 25, 2023

July 2024 Class

Early decision:
Final deadline:

October 16, 2023
January 8, 2024

Admission Requirements

Applicants must posses a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Science, or a related field, OR be eligible for such a degree upon completion of the United Regional Medical Laboratory Science Program. Required prerequisite coursework is as follows:

16 hours in Biology including a Microbiology course with a lab. Immunology is strongly recommended but not required. 

16 hours in Chemistry including one semester of Biochemistry or Organic chemistry, preferably including a lab.

6 hours of math including college algebra or higher and a statistics course.

Applicants must submit a complete application packet before midnight on the day of the deadline. A complete application packet includes the digital interactive application, three confidential recommendation forms, official transcripts, and a letter of intent.

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Please mail any required documents to:

United Regional Health Care System
Atten: Amanda Snook, Program Director
School of Medical Laboratory Science
1600 11th St, Bethania Building
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Outcome Measures

YearGraduation RateJob PlacementBoard of Certification First Year Pass Rate

United Regional’s School of Medical Laboratory Science is affiliated with:

  • Midwestern State University
    Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Texas Woman’s University
    Denton, Texas
  • University of North Texas
    Denton, Texas
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University
    Weatherford, Oklahoma

The Medical Laboratory Science program and United Regional are fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

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