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Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science

How to Apply

Certificate students apply by completing the MLS Clinical Application found below.


Application Deadline: Jan 21, 2019 for Clinicals in ​​Fall Semester 2019


MLS Clinical Application Packet for Certificate Students:

Applicants for both the BS-MLS clinical (senior) year and the certificate program apply during the fall semester for the following academic year. The clinical year begins once a year, only in the fall. Students should allow adequate time to complete the application, which includes procuring three references (at least two of which should be from science faculty) and completing a health form.


All Non-US University Transcripts require an accompanying course-by-course evaluation by a member of the National Association of Credit Evaluators (, such as World Education Services (  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. 

All applicants for the certificate program will email official transcripts to:

University of Cincinnati / Medical Laboratory Science Program  
PO Box 670394 
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394 
Attention: MLS On-Campus Certificate Admissions

** Grades for the Fall Semester in Which You Are Applying – As soon as grades post for the Fall semester of application, non-UC students must send an unofficial copy of their grades including current cumulative/overall GPA statistics.

Email Fall grade reports to:​ Include a Subject line with your first and last name.

We accept unofficial reports for external (non-UC) Fall semester grades to expedite course evaluation and to save applicants the cost of sending additional transcripts. If students are accepted into clinicals, we require complete official transcripts ​of all non-UC courses taken prior to starting the clinical year, to verify any grades sent unofficially.   

Please review the following prior to completing your application:

  • Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) PDF below which answers many questions about the application process. 
  • ​You will need three references (at least two of which should be from science faculty) to complete a reference form for you. Start identifying people now to ask to serve as your reference. Please read the FAQ section on references more about this.  Let your prospective reference know that you will NOT need a letter (which take some time to write and they are accustomed to sending for references) but they will complete a form which will be on this website with the application. The form requires minimal time to complete, unlike a letter which is not required.
  • Read the section on this page about Transcripts. If you are submitting international transcripts, those require a course-by-course credit evaluation so should be requested as soon as possible to allow for transcript evaluation.​
  • Update your resume or create a simple one:
    • List all of the higher education (colleges and universities) you have attended, along with dates (Month/Year) and major or program. Include the institution you currently attend. 
    • List any jobs - paid or volunteer - that you wish to highlight with dates (Month/Year). 
    • Write down brief statements about why you are interested in the MLS profession and your educational and career plans.
    • List anything you think we should know about accomplishments or challenges.
    • Having some brief sentences in one place will help you respond to some questions that will be in the application.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) PDF which answers many questions about the application process.

MLS Clinical Application and Program FAQs 2018 (PDF)


Ready to apply? 

Apply to the Clinical Year 


Application Deadline: Jan 21, 2019 for Clinicals in ​​Fall Semester 2019

 UC's Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018  |  (773) 714-7880 |  (773) 714-7886 (FAX)

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Medical Laboratory Sciences
Ms. Mel Woods
3202 Eden Avenue
P.O. Box 670394
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
Office: 513-558-2901
Fax: 513-558-7428 

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