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How to Apply

This page is a guide to the application process. Please carefully read the requirements and, when ready, proceed to the online application link down the page.

Applications should be submitted, fully complete, by February 1 for priority consideration.

Review of applications may continue beyond February 1 until all the available seats have been filled for the next class. Students begin the program in the fall semester only. Applications to the program will be considered in accordance with the admission requirements of the KU School of Health Professions and the KU Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

Before you start the online application

It will be helpful to have the following information ready before starting the online application:

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The application cannot be completely processed until KU 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.

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 by the testing service using ETS school code 6895. Photocopies of scores will not be accepted. Please review the information for international students before applying.


Applicants will enter the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) individuals into 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 other person familiar with the applicant's work and character. The recommendations may not be obtained from family members, friends, etc. Make sure each reference is willing to submit this electronically, and inform them that they will be receiving an email from “KU Medical Center <>” requesting they submit a reference for you online.

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.


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.

If the institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to Hardcopy transcripts can be mailed to the following address: Attn: MB Admissions, KU Dept. of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Mail Stop 4048, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160.

International Applicants: Foreign Education Credentials Evaluation

In addition to sending an official copy of each transcript, as above, please have the transcripts evaluated by World Education Services OR Educational Credential Evaluators. The 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 note: 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. For example, transcripts from India and other former British colonies with widespread English language usage must be evaluated.

Online Application

Note: Partial or incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

Using the link above, please submit your completed application and pay the application fee. The application fee is paid when you click SUMBIT from the online application. Applicants can pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or by electronic check. U.S. banks only. Application fees are non-refundable. Electronic checks will be held for approximately six business days while the check clears.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.

Last modified: Oct 23, 2019

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 1. Applications may be accepted after the deadline based on space available in the next class.

Learn about the program:

Program overview

Eligibility and requirements


How to Apply

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