Admissions Requirements:
Clinical Laboratory Sciences Certificate

Step #1: Submit a UTRGV Graduate Application at www.utrgv.edu/gradapply. There is no application fee.

Step #2: Request your official transcripts to be sent electronically to gradapps@utrgv.edu or mailed to:

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The Graduate College
Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.158
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

*Please Note: If you are a graduate of UTPA, UTB/TSC, or UTRGV you do not need to request an official transcript to be sent to the Graduate College.

Review and submit all Program Requirements:

Admission requirements include all requirements of the UTRGV Graduate College plus:

  1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in Clinical Laboratory Sciences or Medical Laboratory Sciences or Medical Laboratory Sciences.
  2. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester credit hours.
  3. Two letters of reference.
  4. Letter of intent.
  5. ASCP MLS Generalist certification.

Additional requirements for domestic applicants who attended foreign universities and International applicants:

  • TOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on Internet-based for the TOEFL; 6.5 for the IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. View more additional information about the TOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test.
  • Certified English translation of educational records.

*Students in fully online programs are not eligible for I-20 or student visas however international applicants can study from their home country.

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