Application Process

Each year the Medical Laboratory Science Division selects a limited number of students to the Clinical Laboratory Science area of emphasis and the Histotechnology area of emphasis from the applications received. Applications will be accepted beginning December 1. 

The application fee is $45.00 for residents and $60.00 for non-residents. The application deadline is March 15th. In the event that the class is not filled by those applications, the deadline may be extended until as late as the first business day in August. 

Pre-requisite Courses

  • English: 6 hours of Composition and Rhetoric (ENGL 101 and 102)
  • Biology: 8 hours of General Biology (BIOL 101, 102, 103, and 104)
  • Chemistry: 8 hours of Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 115 and 116)
    • 8 hours of Organic Chemistry (CHEM 233, 235, 234 and 236)
      *CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry: Brief Course may be substituted for
      CHEM 233, 235, 234 and 236, however two semesters of organic
      chemistry are strongly recommended to better prepare for the professional curriculum.
      (Transfer students must complete 8 hours of Organic Chemistry including a laboratory.)
  • Mathematics: 3 hours (MATH 126 or higher)
  • Statistics: 3 hours of Statistics (STAT 211 or ECON 225)
  • General Education Foundations 4-7.

Although not required for admission to the Medical Laboratory Science Division, eight credits of Organic Chemistry and eight credits of Physics are suggested as electives for those students interested in applying to medical school.  Students may also consider substituting BIOL 115 and 117 for BIOL 101, 102, 103 and 104.

Direct Admit Program

Students may be admitted directly into the Medical Laboratory Science Division with a high school GPA of 3.75, and a minimum math component ACT score of 26 or a minimum math component SAT score of 600. These students are automatically admitted to the professional program as long as they meet all admission criteria. In addition to the above requirements, direct admit students are required to take PATH 100, 101, 200 and 201.

Grade Point Average

2.5 Cumulative and Science

Interview

Qualified applicants may be interviewed by the Medical Laboratory Science Admissions Committee

Letters of Recommendation

Two Letters of Recommendation are required; at least one must be from a College Science Professor

For further information, please call 304-293-2069 or e-mail: MedLabSci@hsc.wvu.edu