Admission Requirements: Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science Leadership

Admission Requirements: Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science Leadership
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stack of documents icon Admission Requirements

Applications for the Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science Leadership degree program are accepted year-round with new classes starting every semester — fall, spring and summer.

Bachelor’s Degree

Students applying to the program must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree program from a regionally accredited institution.

Certification/Employment Documentation

Applicants that have completed an approved Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Laboratory Technician program must provide a Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Technology certification (ASCP, AMT, AABB or equivalent); or if not certified, applicants must demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of professional practice as a laboratory science professional or related experience.

Other applicants will be required to demonstrate 5 years of professional practice as a laboratory science professional or related experience as deemed appropriate by the admissions committee.


Applicants must provide official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. Graduate credits from other institutions or graduate programs will be reviewed by the MMLSL Program Director. No more than nine (9) credit hours can be applied toward the UC MMLSL degree.

Undergraduate GPA Requirement

Applicants must have completed Bachelor’s Degree program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants should provide two letters of recommendation.
It is preferred that the referee be a supervisor or administrator in the current or previous employer. Faculty from previous or current educational programs are also acceptable. It is essential that the referee can speak to the applicant’s ability to be successful not only in leadership but in a fully online learning environment. Referees are not to be family or personal friends of the applicant.


Resume/CV of personal, professional and educational background.

Personal Statement

Personal statement of applicant’s professional and academic goals, detailing previous experience that supports their goals. Additionally, the statement should address the skills and attributes as to why UC’s program is the right program for the applicant, and how the applicant can be successful in a fully online graduate program.

Application Fee

Complete the University of Cincinnati online graduate application; $65 domestic/$70 international application fee.

International Applicant Criteria

International applicants must have a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 580 (paper version), 237 (computer), or 93 (Internet), and obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.