Admission Requirements

Graduate Application Requirements

Each applicant must complete a Graduate Application and submit all required materials to be admitted to the Graduate School. 

In addition to the general requirements for admission to a graduate program listed in the graduate admission section of this bulletin, the following are program requirements:

  • Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate courses and at least 3.0 in the undergraduate life sciences (biology and chemistry), math, and medical laboratory science courses.

  • Applicants must hold 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 the Board of Certification sponsored by the ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology). Individuals lacking professional certification may request to be admitted on a provisional basis while they pursue the MLS National Certification Eligibility Requirements. These clinical courses and their prerequisites require a minimum of four academic semesters. Students must receive MLS professional certification before completing more than 9 graduate credits and must meet the GPA requirements as stated above.

  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for MSMLS admission but is required for GRE Scholarship consideration.

Individuals with Technologist/Scientist Professional Certification

  • Provide documentation of 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 without Technologist/ScientistProfessional Certification

  • Individuals lacking United States professional certification may request to be admitted on a provisional basis while they either apply to sit for the Board of Certification or pursue the course work required for eligibility to write the Board of Certification.

  • To be eligible for MLS Certification, applicants' previous course work must include 16 semester (24 quarter) credits of biological sciences, 16 semester (24 quarter) credits of chemistry, and one college-level course in mathematics. Deficiencies must be removed prior to admission to the graduate program.


  • 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 483.

Course Descriptions

 

  • 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:

For More Information:

Email gradmls@andrews.edu