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How to Apply

Please note: as of September 2022 this program is no longer offered to new students and applications are not accepted. The information on this page remains for reference only.

Prepare to Apply

Review Prerequisites - To participate in this degree program, you must have earned a baccalaureate degree in a life science discipline and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - The application cannot be completely processed until KU Medical Center has received GRE scores. Use institution code 6895 to have an official copy of scores sent directly from the testing service to KU Medical Center.

References - Applicants will provide the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) individuals in the online application. The system will then prompt each person to submit the reference online.

A reference should be a faculty member, advisor, employer or another person familiar with the applicant's work and character. The recommendations may not be provided by family members, friends, etc. 

Personal Statement - Prepare, copy and paste into the application a one-page personal statement that describes the applicant's educational goals and career objectives.

Research and Work Experience - Prepare, copy and paste into the application a current resume with a history of research and work experience. List employment history and experience, including current position(s) held and all research and laboratory experience, even if not paid positions.

In addition, list any honors or awards and provide, in chronological order, the titles, authors and complete references for any publications or abstracts on which the applicant's name appears.

Transcripts - Arrange to have one official copy of each transcript from every college and university attended sent directly to KU Medical Center. The transcripts must be delivered from institution to institution and not be received by the applicant.

Transcripts and grades earned outside the U.S. must be evaluated, even if classes were taught in English and the transcript is written in English. The Foreign Education Credentials Evaluation must include course-by-course evaluation, grade evaluation, and indicate the degree earned in U.S. terms (bachelor's, master's, doctorate, etc.). An official copy of the evaluation is required. Please have the transcripts evaluated by World Education Services OR Educational Credential Evaluators.

If the institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to Hardcopy transcripts can be mailed to the following address:

MB Admissions
KU Medical Center Dept. of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Mail Stop 4048
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

International Students - An applicant is considered an international student if he or she requires a visa, currently resides in the U.S. with non-immigrant status or currently resides in the U.S. while applying for permanent residency. Additional requirements and documentation, such as proof of English language proficiency, are required for international students to become eligible for KU Medical Center programs. Please review the information for international applicants before applying.

English Language Proficiency - All applicants whose native language is not English must provide scores from either the TOEFL or IELTS testing systems. The test must have been sent to KU Medical Center by the testing service using ETS school code 6895. Photocopies of scores will not be accepted. Please review the information for international applicants before applying.

Advising and Questions

Eric Elsinghorst, Ph.D., MPH, MLS(ASCP)CMMBCM
Program Director and Graduate Director

Advising and campus visits are available Monday-Friday by appointment. Please email for information.

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Clinical Laboratory Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4048
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5220 • 711 TTY