Admission Requirements

St. Elizabeth Healthcare will not discriminate against any student because of age, sex, race, creed, physical challenges, or national origin.

Applicants will be considered on the basis of their science GPA, other (not science) GPA, written essay, background, letters of recommendation, and personal interview.

The minimum overall GPA requirement is a 2.8 on a 4.0 quality scale. Only those students who have earned a ‘C’ or better in each of the following academic prerequisites will be considered. All attempts at a course will be average into the science GPA and other GPA when assessing candidates. A grade of ‘D’ in any required course will not be accepted. All prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to admission into the program.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare will not discriminate against any student because of age, sex, race, creed, physical challenges, or national origin.

Applicants will be considered on the basis of their science GPA, other (not science) GPA, written essay, background, letters of recommendation, and personal interview.

The minimum overall GPA requirement is a 2.8 on a 4.0 quality scale. Only those students who have earned a ‘C’ or better in each of the following academic prerequisites will be considered. All attempts at a course will be average into the science GPA and other GPA when assessing candidates. A grade of ‘D’ in any required course will not be accepted. All prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to admission into the program.

  • Sixteen semester (24 quarter) hours in chemistry which includes organic or biochemistry. The organic or biochemistry must include a lab.
  • Sixteen semester (24 quarter) hours in biology to include immunology and a full course in microbiology. The microbiology must include a lab. The immunology may be a separate course or included as part of a microbiology course.
  • At least one chemistry, or biology course must have been completed within the last seven years.
  • One course in college level mathematics. Statistics is recommended.
  • Other recommended courses include quantitative analysis, physical chemistry, instrumentation, genetics, basic computer science, advanced microbiology, introduction to education, and basic management principles. A full semester course in immunology is strongly encouraged.

In addition to the transcript to document college grades, three letters of recommendation, a complete application and a personal interview with the Program Director are required for admission consideration into the program. The student is required to submit current/final transcripts prior to the start date of the program for the application file to be complete. Final transcripts must meet or exceed the above criteria and could affect acceptance into the program.

Applicants must be able to read and demonstrate written and oral proficiency in the English Language. Documentation of scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. A combined internet based TOEFL score of 92 is required for admission. Scores from similar agencies may be considered.

Individuals who possess a foreign baccalaureate degree must submit an official transcript of all college grades to be reviewed by a Foreign Transcript Evaluation Agency. A list of acceptable agencies may be obtained by writing to the following address:

American Society of Clinical Pathology Board Registry
33 West Monroe, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603
http://www.ascp.org

Upon acceptance to the Program, students must meet the following additional requirements: pass a criminal background check, pass drug screen, pass physical health assessment including completion of required immunizations, and provide and maintain own health insurance.

The accrediting agency for the Medical Laboratory Science Program (the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences or NAACLS) mandates that students be informed of essential functions necessary to perform activities related to the major and practice of medical laboratory science. In addition to academic qualifications, students must meet the physical and behavioral standards of the clinical year, with or without assistive devices. Click here to download the Essential Functions.

Applicants who qualify for an interview will be asked to review the Essential Functions and sign the statement.

To Apply

To apply, complete an application form and mail directly to:

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, School of Medical Technology
ATTN: Laboratory, Traci Kraus
1 Medical Village Drive
Edgewood, KY 41017

Download an Application

Include an official transcript of all colleges attended, a list of courses in progress and those planned, and three letters of recommendation (academic sources preferred). In addition, a writing sample addressing your understanding of the Medical Laboratory Science profession and why you want to be a Medical Laboratory Scientist is required.

All materials required for the application process (application, transcripts, three letters of recommendation and writing sample) must be complete before December 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST for consideration for the next class. Applications received after that date will be held and considered for the following year.

Students should be in good health before beginning the program. The hospital will provide each applicant admitted to the school with a complete physical examination and determine if the student’s health will permit them to meet the standards of St. Elizabeth Healthcare. A student’s acceptance into the program is contingent upon their completion of the physical examination which includes a drug screen.

Student selection process involves evaluating the documents submitted and a personal interview with a selected group of Student Representatives.