Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science Admissions & Deadlines

Admissions requirements

To be considered for admission into the Master of Science in medical laboratory science program, do the following:

  1. Earn a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university prior to matriculation.
    (The program will accept a BS/BA degree from a foreign institution for admission into the MLS.MS, CLM.MS and CLMB.MS programs with the following stipulations:
    The foreign transcript must be evaluated by World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators, and the evaluation must result in a determination that the student has earned a bachelor’s degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. The applicant must satisfy the CHS policy for the TOEFL exam)
  2. Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.
  3. Complete the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better prior to matriculation:
    • 21 quarter or 14 semester hours of chemistry
    • 18 quarter or 12 semester hours of biology
    • 4 quarter or 3 semester hours of college-level mathematics

Please Note: The Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science program at Rush University is an entry-level program and, therefore, is not designed for people who already have a degree in medical laboratory science/technology. 

How to apply

Entry term: Fall (September)
Application cycle: September - August
Recommended application deadline: June 1

To apply to the Master of Science in medical laboratory science program, complete the following steps:

Submit an application using the Allied Health Centralized Application Service.

Apply Here

You will also need the following ready to submit directly to AHCAS:

  1. Official transcripts from every U.S. college or university attended. For coursework completed outside the United States, submit an international course evaluation.
  2. Name and email address of three references. AHCAS will contact each reference with instructions on how to complete an online evaluation.
  3. Personal statement.

If your native language is not English, submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

Participate in a personal interview with department faculty.

You will be informed if you are required to complete the secondary Rush Application. Please do not complete the secondary application until you have been asked to do so.




Admissions Contact
Phone: (312) 942-2780


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