Specialist in Blood Bank Technology Certificate Admissions & Deadlines

Admissions requirements

To be considered for admission into the specialist in blood bank technology certificate program, you need the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university earned 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.)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • ASCP or NCA certification as MT or MLS (ASCP)
  • One year, full-time immunohematology experience

How to apply

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

Complete the following steps to apply to the specialist in blood bank technology certificate program:

Submit your application using the Allied Health Centralized Application Service.

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You will need these additional materials ready to submit as part of your application to AHCAS:

  1. Official transcripts from every U.S. college or university attended (include international course evaluations for coursework completed outside the United States)
  2. Name and email address of three references acquainted with your most recent academic experiences (AHCAS will contact each reference with instructions on how to complete an online evaluation)
  3. Personal statement
  4. Resume or CV

Submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if your native language is not English.

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) 942-2402

Email: laurie_gillard@rush.edu

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