Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
Waters College of Health Professions


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*located on the Armstrong campus

The professional phase of the Medical Laboratory Science curriculum begins in the fall semester every year. Students desiring acceptance to the program in medical laboratory science should make application to the department before March 1 for the August class.

Currently enrolled Georgia Southern University students must also meet the requirements for admission to the Medical Laboratory Science program and apply separately to the program. Transfer students must be accepted to the University with regular admission status. Certified associate degree medical laboratory scientists may receive transfer for junior-level medical laboratory science courses upon presentation of acceptable certification scores and/or transfer credit, and satisfactory completion of written and/or practical examinations in the professional content areas.

If not currently enrolled at Georgia Southern University, students must be accepted into the University with regular admission status. In addition, students should complete an application to the Medical Laboratory Science program, and have official transcripts, any certification scores, and two letters of reference sent to the program coordinator.

Students currently enrolled or recently graduating from Georgia Southern University are given higher consideration for admittance into the MLS program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to this program must first be accepted to the University.

Admission to the program requires:

  • SAT of at least 830, with 400 or more in Math and 430 or more in Verbal
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.4 or more
  • Satisfactory completion of the Regents’ Testing Program, if applicable

Completion and/or credit for:

  • a minimum of 20 semester hours biological science, to include microbiology
  • a minimum of 12 semester hours of chemistry, to include general and organic and/or biochemistry
  • a minimum of two college mathematics courses (Statistics is required.)
  • Science course (chemistry and biology) average of 2.5 or better, with no more than one required science course with a grade of “D

All prerequisite science (chemistry and biological science) courses are restricted to courses applicable to a major in those fields or medical laboratory science, according to the curriculum requirements of the academic institution where the course or courses were taken. Remedial courses do not qualify.

Applicants who do not meet all of the requirements stated above may, under certain circumstances, be granted conditional admission as space permits. This decision would be made by the department head, in consultation with the Admissions Committee.

Applications for the Fall 2021 cohort will open on November 15, 2020. You may only apply to one program and there is a $95.00 application fee. If you apply to more than one program, the application with the earliest time and date will be the one that you will be considered for. If you apply to a second program, you will be charged an extra $95.00 fee that is non-refundable. Only apply if you will have all your prerequisites completed by the end of Summer 2021. If you would like to view and apply to the program, please click on the link below:

Last updated: 6/25/2020

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus 

Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Dept # 4901
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419