Each applicant must complete a Graduate Application and submit all required materials to be admitted to the Graduate School. Additionally, the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences requires MSMLS applicants to meet the following criteria and provide documentation as proof of eligibility along with the Graduate Application.
- 16 semester credits (or 24 quarter credits) of biological sience
- 16 semester credits (or 24 quarter credits) of chemistry
- One college-level mathematics course, statistics preferred
- Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in the undergraduate courses and at least 3.0 in the undergraduate cognate science (chemistry, biology, math and medical laboratory sciences) courses.
Documentation of United States professional certification and/or licensure in medical laboratory science acceptable to the admissions committee. Certification may be either general or in one of the recognized areas of specialization. Acceptable certification is typically defined as that offered by the ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) Board of Certification.
Individuals lacking United States professional certification may request to be admitted on a provisional basis while they pursue the course work required for eligibility to write the national certification examinations. These clinical courses and their prerequisites require a minimum of four academic semesters. The courses include MLSC210, 230, 240, 320, 350, 400, 401, 405, 411, 412, 413, 421, 423, 431, 432, 433, 441, 442, 443, 451, 452, 453, 461, 463, 470, 475 and 493. Students must receive United States professional certification before completing more than 9 graduate credits, and must meet the GPA requirements as stated above.
It is possible to obtain certification eligibility through Andrews University by completing the Clinical (Senior) Year of the undergraduate program in Medical Laboratory Sciences. Since applicants to the MSMLS program already have a baccalaureate degree, completion of the undergraduate Clinical Year Program qualifies them to take clinical laboratory certification exams while at the same time earning a second degree, a Bachelors of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences (BSMLS). Refer to the following links for further information: