Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Master of Science in Pathologists’ Assistant


UTMB is in the process of applying to the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) for accreditation of its Master of Science in Pathologists’ Assistant program. The program has currently received “Serious Applicant Status” and with the first cohort graduating in May 2021, the program is on track to satisfying the requirements for NAACLS accreditation. With the current “Serious Applicant Status” awarded by NAACLS, the graduates of the program that have satisfied the educational requirement of the program will be eligible to take the ASCP examination for certification as a Pathologists’ Assistant.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

Program Outcomes

The following table lists statistics for Board of Certification Pass Rates, Graduation Rates and Job Placement Rates for the Clinical Laboratory Science Pathologists’ Assistant program.

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YearBOC Pass Rates*Graduation RatesAttrition RatesJob Placement Rates
2021not available100%0%100%

* One-year pass rate


Graduates of an accredited clinical laboratory science program are eligible for national certification as clinical laboratory scientists (medical technologists).

In addition to the national certification, some states require the Pathologists' Assistant practitioner to obtain a license, usually requiring one of the national certifications and/or a state licensing test. The following list is provided as an advisory to CLS students, but is not guaranteed to be complete or current. The interested student should contact the state of interest for more details about any requirements for working as a CLS in that state. Texas, at his time, does not require a license.

Review the AAPA Current State Licensing Requirements for more information about licensure requirements.

  • California
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Louisiana
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia

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