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Recommended Academic Plan

This document gives a semester-by-semester schedule for your course work. Print and review the recommended academic plan in order to make sure you are on track.

Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology Recommended Academic Plan »   
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Program Requirements

The program requirements for the Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology are available on the University Bulletin.

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The Application Process

Applicants to Penn State's MLT Program must have completed high school requirements, including  3 units of English, 2 units of Math (2 units of algebra or 1 unit of algebra and 1 unit of plane geometry), and 10 units of other subjects (biology and chemistry are strongly recommended).

Admission is open to freshman, students who transfer from other colleges (advanced standing), and Penn State students who wish to change major to MLT. Applications may be completed on-line. The program begins in the Fall semester. Although there is no deadline to submit applications, it is recommended that the applicant complete the application before February to enroll in the Fall semester.

The program is offered at the Hazleton Campus and Penn State Learning Center in Lewistown. It includes lectures at Hazleton campus (delivered to Lewistown Learning Center), student lab sessions (at Hazleton or Lewistown), and practicums at clinical sites.  Students desiring to start at another Penn State campus may complete the first fall and spring semesters at campuses that offer the appropriate courses, such as the Schuylkill, Berks, or Altoona campuses. Students may transfer to the Hazleton Campus for the second year, based on the availability of space in the program.