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Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Health Science, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry.  Candidates with a B.S. degree from a Michigan university and who meet the program academic requirements are considered first.

Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.7 or higher and grades of C+ (2.5) or higher in the required science and math courses listed below.  Grades must be verified by submitting official transcript(s) from all universities attended.   

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a designated agency for course credit and grades, including GPA

Required courses

Applicants must have completed the following baccalaureate-level courses within the last 7 years and before the program start date: 

  • Foundations in Clinical Laboratory Science – CDS 4500
    • This course is offered Fall and Spring terms through Oakland University. 
    • For more information contact:
  • 16 credit hours in CHEMISTRY including:
    • ORGANIC CHEMISTRY courses with laboratory 
  • 16 credit hours in BIOLOGY including:
    • GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY with laboratory or
    • Microbiology of Infectious Disease (CDS 3300 with lab CDS 3310 through Oakland University) 
  • MATH (intermediate algebra or higher)
    • Certified completion of Coursera: Introduction to Human Physiology or other online course approved by the program director
  • STATISTICS (preferred)

Additional requirements

  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, OneDrive) plus Internet and email applications
  • Permanent U.S. resident or authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Good faculty and/or employer recommendations (three)
  • Previous full-time work experience 

Note: Substitutions to the above academic requirements may be permitted upon review of academic transcript and personal interview.  

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