The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) is a competitive four-semester program. We accept qualified applicants based on comprehensive admission profiles which include grades on prerequisite courses and GPA.
There are two application deadlines: February 1 and May 1. You are encouraged to apply by Feb. 1. Additional applications may be considered after the May 1 deadline based upon space availability.
View more admission requirements and our Prospective Student Guide (DOCX).
We are accepting applications for fall 2023.
If you have fewer than 24 college semester hours before February, you will apply as a freshman.
If you have more than 24 college semester hours and/or are transferring from another university or college:
You must have completed 11 of the MLS prerequisite courses with a 2.75 GPA in those courses and and 2.75 GPA or better overall by the MLS application deadline.
Current NIU students must submit an application to the MLS program (PDF), which includes a goals statement and a request for two references.
You must have completed at least 11 MLS prerequisite courses with a 2.75 GPA or better by the application deadline.
Admission is competitive and based primarily on your GPA in those prerequisite courses. It is also based on your overall GPA, number of prerequisite courses completed and an application review.
To be considered for admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician to Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor of Science Degree Completion program you must:
Medical Laboratory Sciences
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