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Medical Laboratory Science  Master's


What is Medical Laboratory Science at WVU like?


The Master of Science (MS) in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) provides the opportunity for college graduates with bachelor's degrees unrelated to the field to enter the profession, and offers strong preparation for immediate employment or further postgraduate study. As part of the curriculum, students receive extensive practical experience working in laboratories of affiliated clinical sites, including WVU Medicine locations.

The program is based at the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center and consists of lectures, student laboratory instruction, and clinical experience at one of the program’s affiliated laboratories.

While granting of the Master of Science (MS) degree is not contingent on passing any external certification or licensure examination, the MLS program also prepares graduates to sit for the national certification examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC).

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Spring: October 1

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What are the requirements to apply for Medical Laboratory Science at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Medical Laboratory Science graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose

Additional considerations for applicants:

  • The Personal or written statement of goals should clearly identify how admission to the program will facilitate professional goals
  • Signed Essential Functions form found on program website.

Only applications with all completed requirements will be considered for admission.

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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