Admission Requirements


This program is designed for graduates with an earned baccalaureate degree who wish to become eligible for national certification in Medical Laboratory Science. Admission to the program is competitive, and selection will depend on space availability and academic standing among the candidates.

The number of positions in the Medical Laboratory Science Program is based on the number of clinical positions available to University of Vermont MLS students at our clinical affiliates. This means that limited spaces are available in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) Program each year. If you are admitted, you will be guaranteed a clinical position only in the anticipated year of completion. Apply Today

Admission Requirements:

  • You must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution by the time you start the program. International students must have their credentials verified by the Foreign Credential Evaluation Services.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required.
  • The following courses (or equivalent) must be on your transcript to be considered:
    • General Chemistry
      • 8 credits
    • Biology or Anatomy and Physiology
      • 8 credits
    • Mathematics
      • 3 credits
    • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
      • 4 credits
    • Introductory Microbiology
      • 4 credits

Application Process:

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Request official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work. If you have taken any college-level courses, you must request an official transcript from each institution you attended.
    Transcripts should be mailed to:
    University of Vermont
    Post-Bac MLS Program
    302 Rowell, 106 Carrigan Drive
    Burlington, VT 05405
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation from people who know you well enough to give an informed opinion of your intellectual ability, capacity for sustained effort, and personal qualifications. One academic reference is suggested, but not required.
  4. Submit a personal statement. Please describe your reasons for wishing to pursue a career in healthcare. Include any medical-related experience you have. Limit your personal statement to three typed, double-spaced pages. Your personal statement can be uploaded at the end of this form, sent by mail to the address above, or emailed to

If application materials arrive separately, they will be matched with your file.


Our Post-Bac MLS program coordinator is available to help you with the application process. Call 802-656-3811 or email to

All correspondence should be addressed to:

University of Vermont
Post-Bac MLS Program
302 Rowell, 106 Carrigan Drive
Burlington, VT 05405

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