MS in Medical Laboratory Science Degree 
Application Requirements

The Master of Science (MS) in Medical Laboratory Science program, offered at PCOM Georgia, is designed to prepare program graduates for an exciting career in the field of laboratory medicine.

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Application Process

When is the deadline to apply?

The medical laboratory science master's program operates on a rolling admissions basis. The application will open in October 2021 with a deadline of May 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed immediately and applicants will be notified by May 30, 2022 if selected for an interview. Interviews will be conducted in mid-June, and selected cohort candidates will be notified by July 1, 2022 for the fall cohort.

How do I apply?

Prospective students may submit their application through PCOM's online application management system. Additional details, including application availability and instructions, are available at explore.pcom.edu/apply.

Where do I send my college transcripts?

Note that official college transcripts from all colleges/universities schools attended must be sent directly to: 

PCOM Georgia
Office of Admissions
625 Old Peachtree Road NW
Suwanee, GA 30024

We will accept electronic transcripts via mail, eScript and/or Parchment Services and National Student Clearinghouse.

What are the next steps?

Once your application has been received, you will be contacted via email with a confirmation within seven (7) business days of its receipt including reminders of the appropriate steps to complete the application process. At this point, it is expected that applicants send or order all final transcripts from all universities/colleges attended.

As an applicant to the MS in Medical Laboratory Science program, you are responsible for ensuring that all admissions materials are completed accurately and submitted in a timely manner.

Does the committee require an interview?

Interviews are conducted for admission into the Medical Laboratory Science program. These will be conducted in mid-June, and notifications with details of date/time/location will be included in the notification sent by May 30, 2022.

Are there minimum GPA and standardized test scores to apply?

The program director, faculty and the Office of Admissions conducts a holistic review of all completed and verified applications. There is a minimum grade point average of 3.0 for all upper-level science courses assessed during the application and transcript review process. Following the completion of the review process, each applicant is notified of an admissions decision by the Faculty Committee in writing, including any conditions that must be satisfied prior to or following enrollment.

The committee will accept candidates by July 1, 2022, for the allotted 15 seats in the program. Once the cohort is determined, applicants must accept and commit to the program by July 15, 2022. Up to five alternate candidates may be selected if a finalist does not accept his/her appointment to the program.  Applicants not selected for the MS in Medical Laboratory Sciences program will be sent a final decision via email by August 1, 2022.

Admission Requirements

Completed and verified applications and supporting documents will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the Faculty Committee on Admissions beginning in May. Applicants will be assessed on the following factors:

  • Baccalaureate degree in biologic science/chemistry
  • Prerequisite coursework: General Biology I/II (no non-major biology credits are accepted), Anatomy & Physiology I/II, General Chemistry I/II, Organic Chemistry or Survey of Organic Chemistry, Algebra or higher-level math
  • Essay written on career goals and how this degree will help attain those career goals. Applicants that do not meet the GPA requirement/lapses in consistent enrollment are encouraged to explain any occurrences in the essay.
  • Essential Functions form completed
  • Interview process
Is there a baccalaureate degree requirement for the Medical Laboratory Science program?

All applicants must complete a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. It is preferred that the candidate have a conferred degree in biology or chemistry; however, degree concentrations with all science and math conditions satisfied will be considered.

What are the coursework prerequisites for PCOM’s Medical Laboratory Science program?

Courses Required Credit Hours Notes
General Biology I/ II 8 Lab required
Anatomy & Physiology I/II 8 Lab required
General Chemistry I/II 8 Lab required
Organic Chemistry I* 4 Lab required
Algebra or higher level math    

*Survey of Organic Chemistry is acceptable.

"General" coursework denotes the first two courses in the subject sequence for science majors.

AP coursework will be accepted provided the course and credits appear on your official college transcript.

All courses must be completed at a regionally accredited institution.

The MS in Medical Laboratory Science program will accept credits completed at a community college.

The MS in Medical Laboratory Science program will accept courses completed online or on campus.

The MS in Medical Laboratory Science program will not accept prerequisite coursework completed as an audit or graded pass/fail.

The MS in Medical Laboratory Science program will not accept credits completed as CLEP courses.

Are you required to submit standardized test scores for the Medical Laboratory Science program?

No, there are no formal testing requirements for this program.

Is there an essay requirement?

Applicants must write a general autobiographical statement explaining your interest in this academic program as it relates to your career goals (in 500 words or less). Your completed essay should explain career goals, and how, if selected for the program, will the degree enable you to attain those goals. If there are any areas of your previous academic coursework that would reflect negatively on your acceptance to the program, applicants are encouraged to explain those concerns.

Additional Considerations

In an effort to foster the safety and well-being of the entire campus community, as well as to ensure that students accepted to PCOM will be permitted to perform clinical internships required to successfully complete their degree requirements, PCOM requires all first-year pre-professional program students to complete a criminal background check prior to matriculation. All students must have their criminal background checks processed through a PCOM vendor of choice. The Office of Admissions will send notification of the process after confirmation of enrollment and must have this information on file prior to orientation; students will not be allowed to start classes without this information.

Prior to acceptance in the Medical Laboratory Science program, all candidates are required to complete PCOM's Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation.

Information for International Students

PCOM fully online courses are not open to applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents for the 2021-2022 academic year.    

In accordance with the March 2020 guidance, new or Initial F and M students who were not previously enrolled in a program of study on March 9, 2020, will not be able to enter the United States as a nonimmigrant student for the 2021-22 academic year if their course of study is 100 percent online. Consistent with this guidance, PCOM cannot issue a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” for a student in new or Initial status who is outside of the United States for courses operating fully online.

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