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Online Degree Programs for ASCP Certification

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Tap Into the Benefits of an ASCP Certification

The George Washington University (GW) enables clinical laboratory professionals to advance from lab technicians to science leaders. That’s true if you’re ready to pursue certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or if you want to build on the ASCP certification you already have.

Check out our online education programs for direct ways to meet ASCP requirements for ASCP board of certification exams,* such as:

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)
  • Technologist in Blood Banking (BB)
  • Technologist in Chemistry (C)
  • Technologist in Hematology (H)
  • Technologist in Microbiology (M)
  • Technologist in Molecular Biology (MB)

You’ll also find opportunities to access more career benefits if you previously earned one of the following ASCP certifications:

  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)
  • Medical Technologist (MT)

Specializing in ASCP Certification and Med Tech Career Success

GW graduates have a 94% overall pass rate for the ASCP MLS board of certification exam vs. the 74.6% national average*

More than 95% of GW graduates are employed in the field within three months of completing their program

GW has full accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

GW was ranked No. 63 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best National University rankings1

Online Programs for Students Seeking ASCP or BCNS Certification

ASCP has set the standard for med techs working in clinical laboratory settings. With GW’s online programs, you can engage in a comprehensive education that gives you the tools to advance from lab assistant to medical lab technician. Not only that, but you can gain qualifications for meeting ASCP board of certification exam requirements.*

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2 Years Duration

35 Credits

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This online program pairs molecular biology and biotechnology coursework, enabling you to examine the latest nucleic acid-based technologies and solve complex issues in molecular diagnostics. You can also gain the qualifications needed to sit for the ASCP Technologist in Molecular Biology (MB) certification exam.*

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12 months Duration

24 Credits

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Gain the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to work with DNA, RNA, proteins, and lipids. This knowledge enables you to detect, diagnose, and monitor disease and select optimal therapies. What’s more, this program helps you satisfy the requirements for taking the ASCP Technologist in Molecular Biology (MB) certification exam.*

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1 Year Duration

18 Credits

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Prepare for hematology specialist roles where you can work at the forefront of blood-related disease detection and treatment. You will also delve into the procedures for processing blood samples while satisfying requirements to sit for the ASCP Technologist in Hematology (H) certification exam.* This hematology certificate has received accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS),** indicating the high-quality online education GW provides.

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20 Months Duration

48 Credits

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Become a laboratory technologist by learning the latest molecular techniques to investigate and determine the causes of disease. You can also gain qualifications for taking the ASCP Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) board of certification exam in 20 months.*

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Online

2 Years Duration

35 Credits

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Develop the practical skills needed to identify and conduct research on human infectious diseases to help protect community health. In this NAACLS-accredited** clinical biology program, GW backs up your flexible online education program with a hands-on practicum to position you for success. You can also satisfy the requirements for sitting for the ASCP Technologist in Microbiology (M) certification exam.*

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1 Year Duration

20 Credits

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Learn how to use the latest biomedical instruments and molecular techniques to face challenges in finding and understanding what causes disease through an online medical laboratory sciences program with NAACLS accreditation.** Pursue this certificate to gain qualifications for taking the ASCP Technologist in Microbiology (M) certification exam.*

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2 Years Duration

52 Credits

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Prepare to sit for the ASCP Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) board of certification exam* with GW’s MSHS in Laboratory Medicine degree. Our program combines online education and hands-on practice focusing on research and new laboratory medicine technologies.

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20 Months Duration

48 Credits

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Become a laboratory technologist by learning the latest molecular techniques to investigate and determine the causes of disease. You can also gain qualifications for taking the ASCP Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) board of certification exam in 20 months.*

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1 Year Duration

19 Credits

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Become a certified technologist in clinical chemistry to assist physicians in identifying more precise diagnoses. Plus, gain qualifications for taking the ASCP Technologist in Chemistry certification exam in one year.* GW’s online clinical chemistry program has received accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).**

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30 Months Duration

36 Credits

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Do you want to help your patients achieve true wellness through an integrative, evidence-based approach to care? If so, begin GW’s online integrative medicine program, which attained accreditation from the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM). You can select an optional concentration in Nutrition to sit for the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) exam from the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ (BCNS℠).

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Sources

  1. U.S. News & World Report. (2021). Best Colleges Rankings: George Washington University. Retrieved December 14, 2021, from https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/george-washington-university-1444.

*While the completion of this program will make graduates eligible to register for an ASCP Board of Certification Exam, this does not automatically guarantee a graduate will also meet their state’s requirements for state licensure (if applicable). Since each state may have different requirements for licensure, each student is encouraged to contact their state’s regulating agency and review these requirements prior to beginning any degree program.

Please be aware that the fully online post-baccalaureate certificate programs do not meet the student lab requirement for New York state licensure. Also, for those applying to the fully online post-baccalaureate categorical certificates in hematology, microbiology, blood banking, and chemistry, the state of New York does not provide licensure for categorical certification (e.g., Technologist in Microbiology, Technologist in Blood Banking, etc.). We recommend that students who live in New York or plan to relocate to New York do research to determine the NY licensure requirements.

**National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119