Applicants for admission to the Professional Medical Laboratory Science program must meet requirements for admission to the University. The Medical Laboratory Science curriculum offers clinical instruction in its educational program as required by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Admissions are determined annually based upon the availability of clinical positions and instructional resources available to the program.
Applicants for admission to the professional program must complete the requirements of the PCLS curriculum with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (uncorrected, based on a 4.0 system) exclusive of developmental courses, a minimum grade point average of 2.7 (corrected, based on a 4.0 system) in all required pre-professional courses, and possess a grade of “C” or better in all required science, mathematics, and Medical Laboratory Science courses.
In addition, applicants must pass a psychomotor evaluation.
An On-Campus Application Packet for admission into the professional program may be obtained below during the Spring semester. Completed application forms, along with the application fee, must be received by the Medical Laboratory Science Admissions Committee during the spring semester of the year the student seeks admission for the fall semester.
Each application will be reviewed individually for compliance with the requirements for admission.
Each qualified student will be granted an interview with the Medical Laboratory Science Admissions Committee to evaluate communication skills and potential for professionalism. The Program Director, with the committee’s recommendation, will notify each applicant regarding admission status. Because there are a limited number of clinical positions, students are selected on a competitive basis.
Due to utilization of objective criteria in processing applications, attainment of minimum requirements in the pre-Medical Laboratory Science curriculum does not guarantee admission to the professional Medical Laboratory Science program.
If a student is not admitted to the professional MLS program, reapplication must be made following the regular procedure. The student must fulfill all prerequisites in the required sequence of courses leading to the application for the professional program in Medical Laboratory Science.