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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required for the post-baccalaureate certificate option.

For the concurrent training option, students affiliated with select universities are eligible to apply to the program prior to the completion of their baccalaureate degree. Contact us for more details.

Minimum GPA of 3.0

Emphasis placed on prerequisite and related science coursework GPA.

Minimum Academic Prerequisites

All academic prerequisites must be completed prior to the start of the program.

Chemistry – Minimum of 16 semester or 24 quarter credits, which must include:

  • General chemistry
  • At least one upper division organic chemistry or biochemistry course

Biological sciences – Minimum of 16 semester or 24 quarter credits, which must include:

  • General microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Pathogenic microbiology or medical bacteriology

A general biology series may be a prerequisite to the above courses. Check with your college.


  • Statistics

Preferred courses

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology

Additional Related Courses

Courses in the following subjects are also encouraged: hematology, clinical chemistry, molecular biology, instrumentation, quantitative analysis, organic chemistry and/or biochemistry (in addition to the minimum requirement), advanced pathogenic microbiology, infectious diseases, clinical diagnosis, mycology, parasitology, virology, antimicrobial therapy, genetics, epidemiology, microbial physiology, cell biology and medical terminology.

Non-academic Requirements

  • Personal interview to assess professional goals, judgment, potential for success, interpersonal skills and communication skills required for the profession.
  • Minimum of three references (from employers, professors or advisors); personal references or peer references will not be accepted.
  • Please review the example of the Essential Functions for Student Performance, assessed on the application.
  • MLS Entry-Level Competencies

Any previous clinical laboratory or hospital-related experience, paid or voluntary, is encouraged.

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