Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science
Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree by the time the clinical program starts may apply to the Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science. Admission to the clinical year is not guaranteed; it is competitive and requires separate application. Certificate students are admitted on a space-available basis: priority is given to students in UC’s BS-MLS program.
Transcripts from all institutions will be evaluated for essential science and math courses. Students lacking essential courses will be required to complete them prior to admission to the program. See the BS MLS curriculum in this website for the program's required science and math courses.
All non-US university transcripts require an accompanying course-by-course evaluation by a member of the National Association of Credit Evaluators (naces.org), such as World Education Services (wes.org). The evaluation must include the number of credit hours taken and a cumulative GPA. Have the evaluator send both the original official transcripts and the course-by-course evaluation. The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam is also required for all international students. Score requirements for the exam can be found on the UC International Student Services Website.
A 2.5 cumulative and Math/Science GPA is recommended for admission into the clinical program; however, GPAs of admitted students have been significantly higher during the last several years – see the FAQs in the How to Apply section for more information. Students with lower averages may apply and will be considered for admission on a competitive basis.
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