Medical Laboratory Science Program Admission


Application to the St. Vincent’s Medical Center School of Medical Laboratory Science is competitive.  We accept 2 starting classes per year, one beginning in January and the other at the end of June with a maximum of 5 students per class.  Applications for each class are reviewed only during the prescribed application period.  We do not conduct rolling admissions or offer early decisions.

Initial applications consist of our online application, accessible from the panel to the right, transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and 3 letters of recommendation.  All initial materials must be submitted by the application deadline in order to an application to be considered.  Incomplete applications will be held for consideration for the next starting class upon request.

Outcome Measures

3 Year review of Outcomes (as of December 2013 Graduating Class)

Graduation Rate:

100%

BOC Exam Pass Rate:

97% (1st   attempt)

Average BOC Score:

570

National Average BOC   Score:

498

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for admission into the program, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Completion of all college/university requirements for graduation with a baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology/ Medical Laboratory Science/ Clinical Laboratory Science, except for the credit conferred by the college/university for time spent in a Medical Laboratory Science Program. Included in the college/university course work must be:
  • 16 credit hours of Chemistry (including Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry)
  • 16 credit hours of Biology (including Microbiology with Lab and Immunology)

2.   Completion of a baccalaureate degree in a degree below that included the course requirements listed above.

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Health Sciences

Classes Strongly Recommended 

The courses below are strongly recommended.

  • Genetics or Molecular Biology
  • Anatomy/Physiology      
  • Statistics courses

Important Dates

Class

Application Window

Application Deadline*

Interview Deadline**

Class Start Date

January

May 15 – August 1

August 1

August 15 

First week of January

June

November 15 – December 31

December 31

February 15

Last Week of June 

 * Application form, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation are required for a complete application.

** All application materials must be received and reviewed prior to a candidate being offered an interview.
 
Our program Student Handbook is provided to potential applicants at the time of their on-site, in-person interview.

Download our Information and Application Fact Sheet