Prospective students must complete an application in order to be considered for admissions into the MLS program. The online application can be accessed via the link on the right. The MLS application window opens January 1.
The deadline to apply for the Lexington campus is MARCH 1ST.
The deadline to apply to the Hazard campus is MAY 1ST.
The deadline to apply to the MLT to MLS Track is JUNE 1ST.
Below are the admission requirements for entry into the MLS Program.
In addition to the University of Kentucky requirements, students seeking admission to the MLS program must complete the following pre-requisite or pre-professional courses. The following courses need to be completed before beginning the MLS program:
The minimum GPA for entrance into the MLS program is a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
More information regarding the recommendation forms and transcripts is provided in the online application documents.
After the deadline for applying to the MLS program, application packets will be reviewed. Qualified applicants may participate in a brief interview by MLS faculty member(s).
If you are a foreign graduate, you need to: 1)submit your foreign transcripts to an approved credentialing company, 2) take the TOEFL test, and 3) submit your application to the University of Kentucky as soon as possible.
Your first step is to submit all of your higher education transcripts to World Education Services (WES). The MLS Program will only accept transcript evaluations from WES in consideration of admittance into the Program. This is usually a lengthy process which is why you need to submit these as soon as possible. Once your transcripts have been evaluated, by WES, we can appropriately advise you for the Medical Laboratory Science Program and/or consider your application for admittance.
Your second step is to take the TOEFL test and submit scores to the MLS Program. In order to be eligible for admissions into the MLS Program, a minimum score of 26 in each category is required: Reading, Listening, Speaking, & Writing. Refer to the TOEFL website (http://www.ets.org/toefl) for more information regarding the test.
Your third step is to submit your University of Kentucky undergraduate application. As a foreign graduate, admission may be a lengthy process as foreign transcripts, WES evaluation, and TOEFL scores are individually reviewed. In addition, course syllabi may be required to ensure equivalency therefore we highly encourage submission of syllabi along with the above documents. This review is to ensure that you have met all general education core requirements and MLS prerequisite courses, and to ensure sufficient undergraduate credit hours. This review process (by the University of Kentucky undergraduate admissions office) needs to be completed for the MLS Program to adequately evaluate your MLS application. If this review process is in progress during the MLS application review period, it is possible for foreign graduates to be accepted on a conditional basis pending completion of missing courses/credit hours.