Applying for the Certificate in MLS

Most post-baccalaureate students have satisfied the general education requirements upon admission.

Some may need to complete additional science courses, particularly if the bachelor’s degree is in a non-science discipline.

All prerequisite coursework must be completed before the start of the Clinical Year each Fall Semester.

Pre-Requisite Requirements  Credits
Biological Sciences  16
Chemistry   16
Mathematics   3
Minimum GPA of (in both cumulative and in the cognate sciences) 2.50

To enter the Clinical Year Program, students must complete the following pre-clinical fundamental courses at the Berrien Springs campus, the summer prior to the beginning of the Clinical Year.

If equivalent courses were previously taken, these requirements can possibly be waived. Contact the Program Director to request an evaluation of course equivalency.

Course # Preclinical Fundamental Course Requirements  Credits
MLSC210   Fundamentals of Hematology & Hemostasis  2
MLSC230   Fundamentals of Clinical Microbiology  3
MLSC240   Fundamentals of Immunohematology  1
MLSC320   Fundamentals of Immunology  3
MLSC350 Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry 3

Application Process

  • Individuals interested in the Certificate Program must apply and be admitted to both the Clinical Year Program and Andrews University. 

    • The application to Andrews University may be submitted online here

  • International students

    • You must have your transcripts evaluated by an approved foreign transcript evaluation agency and provide a report of the evaluation.

  • The application to the Clinical Year Program can be printed here

  • The Clinical Year application should be submitted directly to the MLS Department no later than January 31 of the year an applicant is planning to begin the Program. (e.g. If planning to begin the Clinical Year in Fall 2017, the application is due on January 31, 2017).

    • You may also request it from the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences by telephone at 269-471-3336 or via email at

  • The MLS Admissions Committee typically meets in early March. Applicants are notified of the Committee’s decision shortly thereafter.

Apply to Andrews Clinical Year Application