Medical Laboratory Science

Admission to Medical Lab Science

Phase I

Phase I consists of having the following prerequisites met or being currently enrolled at the time of application. The prerequisites are:

  • Overall GPA and science GPA of 2.8 or above
  • BMS 208
  • BIO 120
  • CHM 109
  • Completion of 45 hours

Track your progress using the 4-year curriculum guide and  major/GPA worksheets


Phase II

Phase II consists of the actual application process. The application consists of the following components all of which must be complete and submitted to the Director of the Medical Laboratory Science program (see address below) by February 15th (extended to 2/16/15 for the 2015 application cycle) prior to the intended winter entry. Late applications will be considered assuming requirements are met and space is available in the program.

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • 1-2 page statement of professional philosophy. (Why have you chosen CLS as a profession?)
  • 3 completed MLS RECOMMENDATION forms sent directly to the MLS office (see address below) by the respondents as follows: one from a chemistry faculty, one from any science faculty, and the third source is the choice of the applying student.

Once an application has been received and determined complete, the prospective student will be invited for an interview with the MLS Director and/or Faculty at which time they may be asked to complete a handwritten essay.


Phase III

Upon completion of Phase I and II, students will be notified of admission into the program and will be asked to set up an admission advising appointment with a Medical Laboratory Science faculty member.

Note: Students must earn a grade of C- or better in BMS 410 Immunology prior to starting the program.


Jeanne Stoddard. MT(ASCP),
Program Director, Assistant Professor
Medical Laboratory Science
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences
301 Michigan St. NE, Suite 455
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 331-5600

Page last modified February 16, 2015