Program Highlights:

  • Become eligible for the ASCP MLS exam
  • GW grads have a 93.93% overall pass rate for the ASCP MLS board of certification exam vs. the national average of 73%
  • 100% of students who enter Phase II of the MLS program graduate
  • Financial aid eligible

Who is the Ideal Student for this Program?

This certificate program is best for those who have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree, typically in a science, such as biology, chemistry or microbiology, and want to pursue the laboratory science profession without completing another bachelor's degree.

Additional Program Details:

  • The duration of the program is 20 months
  • The tuition for this program is $30,480
  • The program requires completion of 48 credit hours divided into 32 credits of online didactic courses and 16 credits of clinical practicums
  • Didactic courses are taught asynchronously online

GW offers the following programs that also qualify professionals for the ASCP MLS:

Please complete the form on this page to receive free additional program information for any of these three programs that may qualify you for the ASCP MLS exam.*

* While the completion of this program will make graduates eligible to register for an ASCP Board of Certification Exam, this does not automatically guarantee a graduate will also meet their states requirements for state licensure (if applicable). Since each state may have different requirements for licensure, each student is encouraged to contact their states regulating agency and review these requirements prior to beginning any degree program.

Please be aware that the fully online post-baccalaureate certificate programs do not meet the student lab requirement for NY state licensure. Also, for those applying to the fully online post-baccalaureate categorical certificates in hematology, microbiology, blood banking and chemistry, the state of New York does not provide licensure for categorical certification (i.e., Technologist in Microbiology, Technologist in Blood Banking, etc.). We recommend that students who live in New York or plan to relocate to New York do research to determine the NY licensure requirements.