Admission Deadlines: Fall - July 15
Spring - December 15
Summer - March 15
Standardized Test Scores: Not required.
Recommendations Required: Two (2) recommendations.
Prior Academic Records: Transcripts required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.
If academic records are in a language other than English, a certified English language translation must be provided in addition to the original transcripts; translations alone will not be accepted.
Official transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grades, U.S. degree equivalency, grade-point averages (GPA), and date of degree conferral. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services, please follow this link:
Statement of Purpose: In an essay of 250 to 500 words, describe your reasons for undertaking study in the Health Sciences at the George Washington University. You should state your academic objectives, career plans, and related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.
Degree and GPA Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or a related science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology) from a regionally accredited college or university, with a 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale.
Additional Requirements: National certificate (Medical Laboratory Scientist or equivalent); two years work experience in an accredited laboratory (CAP, JCAHO, or equivalent).
International Applications: This program is not visa eligible. Permanent residents or those with a valid visa (e.g., work) may apply to perform their rotation in the US. International students may apply without a visa if they have an approved clinical site in their geographic region.
PLEASE NOTE that the Health Sciences programs require the following minimum English language test scores for admission:
- Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
- TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based; or
- Academic PTE: 68

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Health Sciences Programs
The George Washington University
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 2000
Washington, DC 20006

For questions contact:
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits, including 27 credits in required courses and one 3-credit elective course.

MLS 6160Data Analytics and Research Methods in Laboratory Medicine
MLS 6243Education and Assessment in MLS
MLS 6244Research Ethics and Integrity
MLS 6245Current Topics in Medical Laboratory Science
MLS 6246Capstone Project
MLS 8001Clinical Laboratory Systems Management
MLS 8002Personnel Management in the Clinical Laboratory
MLS 8003Lab Quality Systems and Regulatory Compliance
MLS 8004Finance for Clinical Laboratory Managers
One 3-credit elective course approved by the program director. Suggested elective courses include the following:
COHM 6210Strategic Communications
HSCI 6223Topics in Health Care Leadership
MLS 6159Leadership in Laboratory Medicine