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MS Medical Laboratory Science

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We accept applications for our MS in Medical Laboratory Science program beginning October 1st for the following fall term. The Admissions Committee begins application file review in December, and we release decisions on a rolling basis beginning in early January. The following are requirements for applicants:

  1. A Completed Application

    Loyola’s graduate admission application is free of cost.

  2. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

    Official transcripts from all undergraduate or graduate institutions attended.
    A bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution is required prior to matriculation.

  3. COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING PRE-REQUISITE COURSES:
    16 semester hours (or 24 quarter hours) of biological science, including one semester of microbiology with a laboratory component.
    16 semester hours (or 24 quarter hours) of chemistry with laboratory including one semester in organic or biochemistry.
    3 semester hours (4 quarter hours) of mathematics.
  4. MINIMUM OVERALL GPA OF 3.0 ON A 4.0 SCALE
  5. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

    We require three letters of recommendation preferably from a professional colleague or supervisor who has completed a master's or higher degree.

  6. Statement of Purpose

    Describe your reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and how a MS in Medical Laboratory Science will allow you to reach your professional goals.

  1. Transcript evaluation. If you completed any post-secondary work outside of the United States or Canada (except for study abroad coursework), regardless of the language of the instruction or transcript, you must submit your transcripts through the approved outside credential evaluation services:
    Educational Perspectives: Applicants should request a Course-by-Course Evaluation.
    Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE): Applicants should request a Course-by-Course Report.

  2. English language test requirement. An official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. For the TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based test or 550 on the written test is required. The minimum score for the new TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test) is 79–80. For the IELTS, a minimum score of 6.5 in each section is required.

    This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or for those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom.

    If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Medical Laboratory Science program.