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Admission Requirements - MLT-MLS Advanced Standing Program (Online)

Selection of applicants is made on a competitive basis and equal education opportunity is offered to all students who meet the entrance requirements without regard to race, creed, sex, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

The number of students admitted is dependent upon the educational resources available to support the program. No applicant is accepted until the admissions process is complete. 

To be eligible for admission, candidates must:

  • Provide documentation of certification as a MLT/CLT (ASCP, AMT, or similar);
  • Submit a resume to provide evidence of a minimum of two years’ work experience (minimum 4,000 working hours) as a nationally certified MLT/CLT (ASCP, AMT, or similar) in an accredited laboratory (accreditation by CLIA, CAP, or similar) at time of registration;
  • Submit a letter of employment as documentation of current employment in the profession;
  • Have completed 60 hours of transferable credit from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning;
  • Have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale; and
  • Successfully complete (a grade of “C” or better) the following prerequisite required courses:

Prerequisite Courses# of CoursesSemester Hours
English Composition26
Social or Behavioral Science 126
College Algebra, Quantitative Reasoning, or Higher Mathematics13
Humanities and Fine Arts 239
General Chemistry with Lab14
Microbiology with Lab14
Biological Sciences 3312
Electives 416
Total prerequisites60

1Social and Behavioral Sciences include courses such as anthropology, economics, political science, psychology or sociology.

2Humanities and Fine Arts include courses such as art history, dance, history, modern languages, music, philosophy, religion or theatre.

3Biological Sciences include courses such as general biology, cell biology, anatomy and physiology, genetics, embryology and zoology. Science survey courses and science courses designed for non-majors are not acceptable for transfer credit.

4Electives should be selected from a broad range of academic courses which may include anatomy and physiology, cell biology, genetics, embryology, calculus, management or computer applications.


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