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Medical Laboratory Science

Admission Requirements

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.

Students must meet the following minimum criteria to be considered for selection into the Medical Laboratory Science Professional Program: 

An 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. 

Each application will be reviewed individually for compliance with the requirements for admission.

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. All students who progress to year 2 of the professional program are guaranteed clinical placement. 

Due to the 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.

No advance placement or transfer of credits for experiential learning is offered at the ULM MLS Professional Program.

The ULM Medical Laboratory Science Program accepts students without regard to age, race, religion, sex, national origin, or marital status.

The ULM MLS Professional Program is accepting applications for the fall 2024 class. The deadline is May 1, 2024. Click here for the application packet.