We seek students with a passion to contribute to better health care

How to Apply to Our Program

All students interested in applying to the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program at the University of Minnesota are strongly encouraged to review the following materials before beginning the MLS Application.

Priority admission application is open now through February 3, 2021 for Year 3, Year 4, Certificate, Affiliate and MMLS applicants. Transfer students must submit an undergraduate transfer application in addition to the MLS Application. 

Final deadlines:

May 15, 2021 for Year 4, Certificate, Affiliate, and MMLS

July 1, 2021 for Year 3

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Application Checklist

To assist you in the application process, please download the Application Checklist.

Review Eligibility for Admission

  • Review all Academic Requirements: be sure that you are not missing any prerequisite, foundational, or liberal education coursework
  • Review all Non-Academic Requirements: review and make sure that you are or will be able to meet all of the Non-Academic requirements of the MLS program.

International Applicants: the Professional Master's Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences is currently NOT able to accept international students due to federal regulations regarding online degree programs. Applicants with other visa types should contact [email protected] for further information on admission eligibility.

Apply to the University of Minnesota OR Submit a Change of College Form

  • U of M students (past and present): If you have ever been enrolled as a degree seeking student at any of the University of Minnesota campuses you are required to login, complete and submit a Change of College form after accepting admission into the MLS program. 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.
  • UMR Bachelor of Science in Health Science students (BSHS Students): If you are currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Health Science program at the University of Minnesota Rochester, you are required to complete and submit a Change of College form after accepting admission into the MLS program.
  • MMLS Applicants: If you are applying for the MMLS program, you do not need to apply to the University of Minnesota. You apply only though the MLS Application located on this website. All official transcripts must be sent to the Center for Allied Health Programs (see Affiliate Students Header below for the mailing address). You must have a bachelors degree by the end of the Spring semester prior to beginning the MMLS curriculum. 
  • Affiliate students (St. Cloud State University (SCSU), Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU), University of River Falls (UWRF)): If you are currently enrolled at SCSU, MSU or UWRF you are required to submit all official transcripts to the Center for Allied Health Programs (see Affiliate Students header below for more the mailing address). To qualify as an affiliate student you must not graduate from your home institution before completing the MLS curriculum.
  • Non-U of M students: If you have never been enrolled as a degree seeking student at any of the University of Minnesota campuses you are required to submit an Undergraduate Transfer Student Application with our general Admissions Office. Applications to the MLS program will not be processed until after the Undergraduate Transfer Student Application has been submitted and processed.
  • International students:
    • International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests with Undergraduate Transfer Student Application:
      • TOEFL - Test of English as Foreign Language (preferred)
        • Internet Based - Total Score: 95
        • Paper Based - Total Score: 586
      • MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery
        • Final Score: 85
    • International applicants MUST submit a World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) evaluation of all of coursework taken outside of a U.S. Institution. Evaluations must be sent directly to the program:
      • Center for Allied Health Programs
        Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Admissions
        MMC 714, 426 Church Street S.E.
        Minneapolis, MN 55455

Obtain and Mail Official Transcripts

  • U of M students (all campuses): Current U of M students do not need to submit official transcripts from University of Minnesota schools. For any college level coursework taken at another institution you must submit official transcripts from the designated institution(s) to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  • Affiliate students and MMLS Applicants: Please send all official transcripts electronically to [email protected] or mail directly to the Center for Allied Health Programs.

    UMN - Center for Allied Health Programs
    15-194 Phillips-Wangensteen Bldg.
    MMC 714, 516 Delaware St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    *We are currently working remotely and we encourage applicants to send official transcripts electronically. 
     
  • Non-U of M students: Official transcripts from all non-U of M institutions (all students) and TOEFL (international students only) scores must be sent to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
    240 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Dr. SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213

    If you are completing prerequisite courses during the fall semester please refrain from sending official transcripts to the Center for Allied Health Programs until you have received final grades. If we receive transcripts prior to having final grades for fall semester you will be required to submit updated copies of official transcript(s).

Complete and Submit the MLS Application

  • Complete the secure electronic payment of $50.00 online to the Center for Allied Health Programs. You will need the following to complete the application:
    • Transcripts from all institutions you attended
    • Any job, work experience, or a resume