Are you ready to be an important part of the healthcare team? If you are interested in a career in Medical Laboratory Science, then United Regional is the place for you!

Medical Laboratory Science combines the challenges and rewards of biological science and practical medicine. The work of a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) impacts almost every area of patient care and influences the decisions made by doctors and nurses everyday. 

As a student in the United Regional MLS Program you can work with the latest and greatest in laboratory automation and diagnostic technology. Clinical rotations take place at United Regional’s full service Pathology Lab where you gain experience in Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Bank, and Microbiology.

Applicants must possess a degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field OR be eligible for a Bachelor of Science degree in MLS, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field 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 2025 Class

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

May 3, 2024
September 13, 2024
January 13, 2025
January 9, 2026

July 2025 Class

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

October 4, 2024
December 20, 2024
July 7, 2025
July 3, 2026

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 2025 Class

Early decision:
Final deadline:

May 13, 2024
September 23, 2024

July 2024 Class

Early decision:
Final deadline:

October 14, 2024
January 6, 2025

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess 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.

NEW FOR 2025 APPLICANTS: All applicants must complete a GPA Calculation & Coursework Verification Worksheet. Instructions can be found in the digital form which is linked below. A sample worksheet is also linked below.

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, a letter of intent, and a GPA calculation & coursework verification worksheet.

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Please email any required documents if needed to: mlsprogram@unitedregional.org

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

YearNumber of StudentsGraduation RateJob PlacementBoard of Certification First Year Pass Rate
20214100%100%100%
20224100%75%50%
20236100%100%100%

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.

NAACLS
5600 N. River Road
Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

713.714.8880

www.naacls.org
info@naacls.org