The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, offers an intensive 11-month educational program providing experience in all major departments of a hospital clinical lab. Students work alongside our faculty in serving patients’ medical needs, from routine lab tests to preparation for complex medical procedures.

Established in 1968 as the Methodist Hospital School of Medical Technology, we pride ourselves in producing highly qualified medical laboratory science graduates who are competent to enter the laboratory profession. Our staff includes dedicated and experienced clinical instructors, laboratory scientists, physicians, and administrators, all of whom participate in the education of our students.

Medical Laboratory Science Program Quick Facts

  • Students accepted each year: 6-10
  • Minimum cumulative GPA to apply: 2.5
  • Minimum Science/Math GPA to apply: 2.5
  • Expert faculty and instructors
  • State-of-the-art laboratory
  • 11-month internship: late May-early May

Academic Affiliates

In order to apply, students must meet the pre-requisites of our medical technology program. We are affiliated with:


The Nebraska Methodist Hospital Medical Laboratory Science Program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (773) 714-8880,


MLS Program Outcome Measures

Graduation, Employment, and ASCP Certification Rates


 Class   Number of  Students  Graduation Rate for Students that Began the Program's Final Half  Employment Rate* ASCP Board of Certification Exam Pass Rate Within 1 Year of Graduation
2016 8 100% 100% 100%
2015 6 100% 100% 100%
2014 6 100% 100% 100%


Employment Rate* = number who found employment (in the MLS/CLS field or in a closely related field) and/or continued their education within one year of graduation

Mission Statement

The mission of our clinical laboratory science program is to teach best laboratory practices using research-based educational methodologies, continually improve educational outcomes and to participate in educational research and scholarly activities in order to graduate competent, quality health care team professionals that understand the laboratory’s overall role in improving patient care outcomes.

Interested in Applying?

For questions concerning the Medical Laboratory Science Program at Nebraska Methodist Hospital, contact Julie Richards, program director, at (402) 354-4563 or email

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