Students on a castle tower in Consuegra, Spain, Winter, 2016

Mission Statement

In accordance with the goals set forth by the University of Delaware and the College of Health Sciences, it is the mission of the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences to:

  • Provide excellent undergraduate professional education in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences,

  • Contribute to the health sciences body of knowledge through basic and clinical research, and

  • Function as an expert resource within the University community and the mid-Atlantic region regarding all issues related to Clinical Laboratory Science.

Welcome to the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences! Now is an exciting time to be a part of human health and medicine. Discoveries of the last few decades are coming to fruition, bringing revolutionary changes in health science research, diagnostics, and personalized medicine. With the advent of biotechnology, genomics, and molecular medicine, cutting-edge and precisely targeted therapies are becoming available for diseases that were believed incurable just a few years ago. Research continues to develop innovative technologies which provide solutions to address problems such as world hunger through the generation of high-yield seeds, the development of safer vaccines and more sensitive diagnostic tests. Our department offers competency based multispecialty programing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are the only department in the region to offer academic degrees in medical laboratory science, applied molecular biology and biotechnology, and medical diagnostics. With award winning faculty and staff who are both master educators and researchers, we endeavor to ensure that our students are ready to “hit the ground running” in their chosen fields. Our outcomes speak for themselves, with nearly 100% job placement for those seeking employment following graduation,MLS board pass rates well above the national average and excellent placement in graduate and professional schools. Numerous opportunities and career paths await those in biomedicine which are limited only by your interests!


Esther E. Biswas-Fiss, Ph.D., MB(ASCP) CM

Message From the Department Chair , Department of Medical Laboratory Science

Contact us:

College of Health Sciences
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
305 Willard Hall Education Building
Newark, DE  19716
Phone: 302-831-2849