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Clinical and Health Information Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science 

How to Apply

High School, Transfer and International Students: 

For information about applying to the program, visit or contact Admissions at:

Office of Admissions
University of Cincinnati
P.O. Box 210091
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0091
(513) 556-1100

Admissions can supply you with application materials, admission policies, catalogs and answer any other general questions you may have.

Transition Students:

UC students who are currently in other majors and who meet transition requirements may declare the BS-MLS major using the Change of College form. Transition requirements are listed in BS-MLS Admissions Requirements

AS to BS Students:

Please find specific information for the ​AS to BS in Medical Laboratory Science online program here.

Certificate Students:

Please find specific information for the Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science program here.

Clinical Year Application Packet for BS-MLS Majors and Certificate Students:

Applicants for the BS-MLS clinical year and the certificate track apply during the fall semester for the following academic year. The clinical year begins once a year, only in the fall. Students should allow adequate time to complete the application, which includes procuring three references (at least two of which should be from science faculty) and completing a health form. The application includes instructions on submitting transcripts/grades to-date and also grades for the fall semester in which you are applying. 

The application packet is currently unavailable while it is edited for the upcoming application cycle.

For the 2019-2020 year, the application will be located online in October for a deadline in December.  Specific deadlines will be listed once we post the application. We are moving to an online submission so please check back to see when the application becomes available. 

In the meantime, there are things you can start working on to complete your application:

  • Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) PDF below which answers many questions about the application process. 
  • ​You will need three references (at least two of which should be from science faculty) to complete a reference form for you. You can start by identifying people to ask to serve as your reference. Please read the FAQ section on references more about this.  ​If your potential reference agrees, let them know that you will NOT need a letter (which take some time to write and they are accustomed to sending for references) but they will use a form which will be available online with the application. The form requires minimal time to complete, unlike a letter which is not required.
  • If you are submitting international transcripts, those need a course-by-course credit evaluation (see Admission Requirements) so should be submitted by December 1 to allow for transcript evaluation.​Complete a health form which requires a signature from a healthcare provider. This form will also be available with the application. 
  • Update your resume or create a simple one.
    • List all of the higher education (colleges and universities) you have attended, along with dates (Month/Year) and major. Include your current institution, which might be UC.
    • List any jobs - paid or volunteer - that you wish to highlight with dates (Month/Year). 
    • Write down brief statements about why you are interested in the MLS profession and your educational and career plans. List anything you think we should know about accomplishments or challenges. Having some brief sentences in one place will help you respond to some questions that will be in the application when it becomes available. 


Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) PDF which answers many questions about the application process.

MLS Clinical Application and Program FAQs 2018 (PDF)

 UC's Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018  |  (773) 714-7880 |  (773) 714-7886 (FAX)

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Medical Laboratory Sciences
Ms. Mel Woods
3202 Eden Avenue
P.O. Box 670394
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
Office: 513-558-2901
Fax: 513-558-7428 

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