Program and Admission Information

The Medical Lab Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. It consists of two years of pre-requisite on-campus course work followed by three semesters of on-campus upper division professional courses and then one winter semester and one spring semester of off-site clinical internships in regional hospitals. Internships begin the first week of January the semester prior to graduation and last for approximately 20 weeks. Students are responsible for all costs related to internships including transportation, meals and housing. Due to course sequencing, students must begin the upper division program in the fall semester only.

Students should declare a major in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) early in their academic careers to assure appropriate advisement. Enrollment in the MLS Program is a two-step admission process including:

  1. admission to Salisbury University and
  2. a separate competitive admission process to the upper division program.

Students cannot be considered for admission to the MLS Program until they are admitted to the University. Admission to Salisbury University does not guarantee acceptance to the upper division program. Students completing admission requirements must then be accepted by the MLS Program Admission Committee in order to begin the upper division program. Space in the upper division program is limited each year, so students should seek advising early and submit applications prior to the March 1 deadline for fall admission. Complete information on the entire admissions process can be found in the MLS Program Admissions Policy, a link for which can be found below.

Advanced standing may be given to medical laboratory technicians. In general, transfer credit and credit for clinical experiences will be given to applicants who are completing or have completed an articulated medical laboratory technician (MLT) program. Applicants who have completed a program a year or more prior to application should be able to provide evidence of national certification. Since each MLT program is different, credentials will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Contact Dr. Diane Davis, Program Director of Medical Laboratory Science for more information at dldavis@salisbury.edu or 410-548-4787.

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