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About the DMRT

The Department of Medical and Research Technology (DMRT) offers Baccalaureate and master’s degree programs as well as opportunities for categorical professional certification. The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program at DMRT is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Please note that conferring of the Bachelor of Science degree is not contingent upon the passing of the national certification examination.

Our Mission

In keeping with the philosophy and purposes of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the DMRT is committed to the development of career-focused Goals, Core Values & Career Entry Competencies.

NEW Online 1 Semester Microbiology Categorical Certificate Program

  • One semester ONLINE 4 courses 16 weeks 13 credits- without microbiology rotation for those currently working in a clinical microbiology laboratory.
  • One semester ONLINE 5 courses 19 weeks 16 credits with clinical microbiology rotation for those who are not employed in a clinical microbiology laboratory.

Upon successful completion are eligible for ASCP Technologist in Microbiology exam through  Route 3; to earn the credential M(ASCP).

Same In State and Out of State Tuition

Tuition Without Clinical Rotation (16 credits) = $5320.00

Tuition with Clinical Rotation (19 credits) = $6547.00

Visit our Admissions page and complete the online application and the supplemental application: DMRT Application for Online Microbiology Categorical Certificate Program.

Visit the Admissions page to complete the In-State Application and 2 evaluations from supervisors.

Undergraduate Program in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)

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What exactly is a Medical Laboratory Scientist? Someone with talent in the sciences, good problem-solving skills and manual dexterity that envisions a career of service in the medical laboratory field. Could that be you? 

Medical Laboratory Scientists serve as an important part of the medical team, providing reliable patient laboratory results to clinicians who utilize this, together with other data, to be able to deliver high quality patient care to those they serve.

Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS) are in great demand. Employment of MLS graduates is projected to grow 11% from 2018 – 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

To learn more visit the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program

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Professional Certification

For individuals who already possess a baccalaureate degree in a basic science area, such as biology or chemistry, DMRT offers a number of specific specialty categorical certification options. Clinical certification opens the door to employment opportunities in clinical laboratories in a variety of settings.

Categorical Certificate Training Program

Professional Licensure

The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Medical and Research Technology curriculum satisfies the educational requirements for graduates to sit for certification examinations given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology-Board of Certification and/or the American Medical Technologist organizations.

Currently, the State of Maryland neither offers nor requires licensure of medical laboratory personnel. The University of Maryland School of Medicine has not made a determination if the Bachelor of Science in Medical and Research Technology curriculum satisfies the educational requirements for any other States, U.S. territories, and/or protectorates. Each licensing authority sets and enforces its own professional licensing requirements and standards.

Each student should inquire directly to the licensing authority in the jurisdiction where the student plans to seek licensure in order to determine the mandatory requirements to be licensed to practice. The following ten (10) states plus Puerto Rico (for information, email: currently require licensure: CaliforniaFloridaHawaiiLouisianaMontanaNevadaNew YorkNorth DakotaTennessee and West Virginia.

Graduate Program

DMRT also offers a Master of Science Program in two tracks:

The graduate program provides flexibility in scheduling coursework and in arranging programs of study to fit individual interests and backgrounds.

Disclaimer: The information contained in the website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the Department of Medical and Research Technology (DMRT) the University of Maryland and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, it is subject to change.