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Department of Medical and Research Technology

The Department of Medical and Research Technology offers Baccalaureate and master’s degree programs as well as opportunities for categorical professional certification.

Our Mission

In keeping with the philosophy and purposes of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Department of Medical and Research Technology (DMRT) is committed to the development of career focused Goals, Core Values and Career Entry Competencies.

Undergraduate Program in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)

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.

Learn more about the DMRT Medical Laboratory Science Program.

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.

Explore categorical certification options.

Graduate Program 

DMRT also offers a Master of Science Degree 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) University of Maryland and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, it is subject to change. 

Did you know?

The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program at DMRT is accredited by:


National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 North River Road, Suite 720,
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Phone: (773)-714-8880
FAX: (773)-714-8886

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


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