Apply for Admission into the MLS Program

Admissions are competitive. The deadline for entrance to the Medical Laboratory Science professional block of 38 credits for a start of the fall semester isFebruary 28. At that time, up to 20 students at each location (Meridian and Pocatello campuses) will be selected. The qualified alternates, along with any late applicants, will be evaluated on August 1 for inclusion in the class if additional seats become available. Progression in the program is dependent upon successful academic progress as determined by Medical Laboratory Science faculty evaluation in December and May of the program year. Application materials, including criteria for selection and progression, are available from the Kasiska School of Health Professions and may be downloaded from the Medical Laboratory Science website at http://www.isu.edu/mls. A program of study to permit progression through the Medical Laboratory Science curriculum over two years or online may be arranged with permission of the program director.

 

Application Process

  • Please read the essentials of the MLS/CLS program by NAACLS.
  • Successful candidates will be notified prior to the beginning of the Fall semester. Selection will be made using the student evaluation rank system. The number of students accepted into the MLS Program is dependent on the clinical experience sites available and university resources.
  • Those students selected for the program must meet with one of the MLS faculty for advisement and course registration.
  • Qualified students not placed into clinical experience sites during the summer semester may qualify for placement during the following fall and spring semesters.
  • ALL prerequisites must be completed prior to start of program, unless written prior permission is given by MLS Program Director. Course prerequisites are published in the ISU course catalog.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Applications will not be reviewed until ALL application materials have been submitted and received.

 

Bachelor of Science in Medical/Clinical Laboratory Science

  • Complete the online application to the MLS program,
  • Applicants must submit by mail:
    1. a personal statement of interest,
    2. three MLS reference recommendation forms, and
    3. a copy of academic transcripts.
  • Non-ISU applicants must also:
    • apply for admission to ISU, and
    • provide an official copy of academic transcripts.
  • Mailed materials must be sent in ONE packet to:

    Idaho State University Medical Labratory Sciences
    Attn: Admissions

    1311 E. Central Drive
    Meridian, ID 83642
     

Master of Science in Medical/Clinical Laboratory Science

  • Complete the online application to the MLS program,
  • Applicants must submit by mail:
    1. a personal statement of interest,
    2. three MLS reference recommendation forms, and
    3. a copy of academic transcripts.
  • Complete an application for:
    1. Admission to ISU,
    2. Admission to the Graduate Program at Idaho State University, and
  • Mailed materials must be sent in ONE packet to:

    Idaho State University Medical Labratory Sciences
    Attn: Admissions

    1311 E. Central Drive
    Meridian, ID 83642
     

Applicants are encouraged to consult the Idaho State University Course Catalog for the most current application requirements.