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Medical Laboratory Sciences and Public Health

Students in a lab

Welcome to the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Public Health at Tarleton State University. Our mission is to graduate laboratory professionals who are prepared to assume laboratory leadership roles in the North Central Texas Region and the state of Texas. Our Department serves as a source of continuing education for faculty, alumni, and staff members of affiliated institutions and provides a stimulating and rewarding working and learning environment both academically and socially for faculty and students. Our Department also serves as a resource network for the laboratory health care community.

We are delighted that you are considering the programs in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Public Health as your choice for advancing your education and your career.

A degree from Tarleton is an affordable choice both financially as well as an excellent return on your investment. Originally established in the 1970's, Tarleton’s laboratory department has a long history of academic excellence in preparing graduates to professionally and competently assume laboratory leadership challenges. As alumni of one of the laboratory programs in Tarleton’s Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Public Health, professional opportunities will be available to you. Employment opportunities for laboratory professionals have never been better. With predictions that the laboratory shortage will continue for the next several decades, a laboratory career will mean choices in work settings, types of positions, and security knowing that there is a well-paying and prestigious position waiting for you upon graduation.

Our outstanding faculty and staff are ready to help you meet your educational needs in an environment that is engaging and interesting. As a Tarleton laboratory student, you will be challenged to strive for excellence and professionalism in the classroom, clinical, and community settings.

News and Events

Application Deadlines:

Medical Laboratory Science

  • January (Spring) Entry: September 1
  • July (Summer) Entry: March 1


  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 15
  • Fall: June 15

Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 15
  • Fall: June 15

Open House Sessions:

1st Friday of every month
1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are holding virtual open house sessions until June. Please email Katherine Blakely at for information.

Please bring an unofficial transcript(s) for advisor review. For more information about Open House Sessions