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Applying to Medical Laboratory Sciences Programs



*Application instructions for MLS Certificate/Affiliate, BS Degree, and MMLS Degree only.

MLS Application Deadlines:

Priority deadline all studentsFebruary * MMLS, certificate/affiliate, year 4 likely to fill at the priority deadline
Final deadline MMLS, Certificate/affiliate/ Year 4 The MMLS, Certificate/affiliate, and Year 4 programs have filled and are no longer accepting applications.
Final deadline All other undergraduate (BS) applicantsJune 1 


Undergraduate (BS) Applicants - New to the University

Undergraduate (BS) Applicants - Current or previous UM students

MMLS, Certificate, or Affiliate Applicants


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Application Checklist

Before beginning your application, please refer to our Requirements for Entry page for admissions requirements.

If you are a transfer applicant (BS degree) new to the UM, apply to the University of Minnesota:

Apply using the Golden Gopher application!

See Application Checklist for Transfer Students

Check your Application Tracker to see the status of your application and submit all requested materials, including ALL transcripts, missing time documents, etc.

If you are a current or former degree-seeking UM student (including system campuses) applying to the BS program:

If you have ever been enrolled as a degree-seeking student at the UM-TC or UM Rochester, apply for admission to Medical Lab Sciences by completing the Change of College form.

If you have ever been enrolled as a degree-seeking student at system campuses - UM Morris, UM Crookston, or UM Duluth, apply for admission by completing the Change of Campus application.

If you have been away from the University system for an extended period of time, contact One Stop to get your account updated and accessible.

If you are applying to the MMLS, Certificate, or Affiliate program:

Apply MMLS, Certificate, or Affiliate

MMLS: New Master's program applicants who have a BA/BS and are seeking initial certification.

Certificate: Applicants with a BA/BS who are seeking initial certification.

Affiliate: Applicants from our affiliate schools - UM-Duluth, UM-Rochester, St. Cloud State U, MSU-Mankato, and UW-River Falls who are earning degrees at your home institutions and the MLS certification through the UMTC.

Apply through AHCAS.

All applicants must submit official transcripts directly to AHCASFor additional questions regarding AHCAS transcript entry, please visit the AHCAS Transcript Entry webpage.

The UMTC MLS application does NOT require recommendations.  Click on the box indicating "I am not adding any evaluations" on the Recommendations page of the AHCAS application.

International Applicants: The Professional Master's Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences (MMLS) has been approved to accept international students on an F1 visa. Applicants with other visa types should contact [email protected] for further information on admission eligibility.

  • International students:
    • International applicants must submit English proficiency score(s). Please send scores to AHCAS. To view proficiency exams currently accepted by the University of Minnesota:

International applicants MUST submit a World Education Services (WES) evaluation of all coursework taken outside of a U.S. Institution. Evaluations must be sent directly to AHCAS.