Undergraduate Programs

No doctor can make a definitive medical diagnosis without lab tests and accurate results.

That’s where medical technologists come in.

Medical technologists conduct medical tests and procedures in hematology, clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, microbiology, parasitology, blood banking, urinalysis and other areas. They deliver precise, reliable results to physicians to ensure correct diagnoses and appropriate treatments.

The University of Toledo’s accredited Medical Technology program combines biology, chemistry, physics and math courses. It prepares students for certification as medical technologists.

Undergraduates complete three years of basic science and pre-clinical course work. They apply in the fall of their junior years to the clinical portion of the program. Acceptance into the clinical year is competitive.

Accepted students are guaranteed a clinical externship during their fourth years.

This real-world experience in a hospital gives students invaluable, hands-on training in laboratory diagnostic procedures.

Top Reasons to Study Medical technology at UToledo

  1. Personal attention.
    Our program is small. Undergrads get individual attention in classes and labs, especially during their fourth years.
  2. 100% job placement.
    UToledo Medical Technology grads enter high-paying careers straight out of UToledo.
  3. State-of-the-art, on-campus lab.
    Medical technology majors train on specialized equipment.
  4. Externships.
    UToledo students work with med techs in ProMedica (a health-care system in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan), the University of Toledo Medical Center and affiliated clinical laboratories.
  5. Fully accredited program.
    through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
  6. Practicing faculty.
    During their clinical years, students learn from working, medical scientists with years of clinical experience.


What jobs can I get with a medical technology degree?

The UToledo medical technology program has a proven success record:

  • 100% externship placement
  • 100% completion rate for 22-week externship
  • 100% completion of four-year program
  • 100% job placement in clinical lab positions

Annual starting salaries for UToledo Medical Technology graduates average $52,000.

Most medical laboratory scientists/medical technologists are employed in hospital laboratories.

Others are employed by:

  • Physicians’ private labs and clinics
  • U.S. Armed Forces
  • City, state and federal health agencies
  • Industrial medical labs
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Public and private research programs dedicated to the study of specific diseases
  • Faculty of accredited med tech programs

While many graduates are employed in the clinical laboratory setting, career options are abundant in all areas of health care.

Medical technologists specialize in:

  • Biomedical research and development
  • Assisted reproductive technology labs
  • Organ transplantation
  • Genetic testing
  • Infection control
  • Health information management
  • Forensic testing

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Finding an internship is easy thanks to UToledo’s robust community partnerships with companies and organizations around the region. Dive into unique opportunities that prepare you to launch your career.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!

Career Services can help you track down job opportunities. You also might be able to receive academic credit for your internship or job.


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.






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Last Updated: 11/16/23