Applying to the Medical Laboratory Sciences Programs

Applicants interested in the undergraduate major or post-baccalaureate certificate program in Medical Laboratory Sciences must apply as described below, using the appropriate application for the desired program. If you have any questions, please contact us and we'll be more than happy to help guide you through the process.

Undergraduate Major Application Information

The undergraduate major in Medical Laboratory Sciences is only open to students in their junior and senior years. You should plan to apply by February 1 of your sophomore year. Regardless of your previously declared major, you are required to complete a supplemental application to be considered for the MLS program. Please consult the undergraduate admissions page for pre-requisite coursework and other admissions criteria.

Application Deadline: February 1 for preferred consideration

How to Apply: Use our new online application form!

Required Application Components:

  1. Online Application
  2. Unofficial UConn transcript (access through Student Admin & upload within online application)
  3. Information about any non-UConn institutions you have attended post-high school (you will need to request that official transcripts from all institutions be sent to the Department of Allied Health Sciences by mail or by e-mail)
  4. 500-word Personal Statement (paste directly into online application - See Helpful Hints)
  5. Names of two recommenders who will submit letters of recommendation (you may submit sealed letters of recommendation directly to the Department of Allied Health Sciences or ask your recommenders to submit by mail/e-mail)

Letters of Recommendation & Official Transcripts

  • Please request that your two recommenders submit their letters of recommendation directly to the Department of Allied Health Sciences by mail or e-mail (see below) or submit to you in sealed envelopes so that you can deliver to the Department. They must use our provided form for their recommendations.
  • If you have attended academic institutions other than UConn, please request that your official transcript(s) be sent to the Department of Allied Health Sciences by mail or e-mail (see below).

 

Submit by E-mail (letters of recommendation or official transcripts): alliedhealthadmissions@uconn.edu

Submit by Mail (letters of recommendation or official transcripts:

Department of Allied Health Sciences
Attn: MLS Admissions
University of Connecticut
358 Mansfield Rd. U-1101
Storrs, CT 06269

Submit In-Person (sealed letters of recommendation only):

Department of Allied Health Sciences
Koons Hall, Room 228
(860)486-2834
Business Hours: 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. (Monday-Friday)

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Application Information

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Application Information

The post-baccalaureate certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences is only open to students who have earned (or will have earned) a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, molecular and cell biology, or a related subject area and who have completed appropriate prerequisite courses. For preferred consideration, applications are due by February 1 to begin the program the following January. Later applications may be considered on a space-available basis. Please consult the certificate admissions page for pre-requisite coursework and other admissions criteria.

To apply:

  1. Online Graduate School Application
    • Area: Health
    • Field of Study: "Medical Laboratory Sciences Post-Bacc Certificate"
  2. Transcripts for all institutions you have attended, whether or not you graduated from that institution
  3. 500-word Personal Statement (Helpful Hints)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation - one must be an academic recommendation, the second may be academic or professional (no personal references accepted)
  5. $75 non-refundable application fee payable by credit card or PayPal during the application process

All application materials become the property of the Department of Allied Health Sciences and cannot be returned to you after submission. Please keep copies of application materials for your own records as needed/where possible.