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 in-state and out-of-state applicants and $60.00 for international applicants. The application deadline is March 15. In the event that the class is not filled by those applications, the deadline may be extended.

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

Entering freshman may be admitted directly into the Medical Laboratory Science Division with a high school GPA of 3.75 or above, and a minimum math component ACT score of 26 or a minimum math component SAT score of 620. Students admitted via this route must maintain an overall and science GPA ≥3.0 and receive no final course grade lower than a C in any semester.  In addition to the above requirements, direct admit students are required to take PATH 100, 101, 200 and 201. Any student who fails to meet the direct admit criteria will be permitted to apply through regular admission.

Grade Point Average

  • 2.5 Overall and Science


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: