The MLS program is a postbaccalaureate (4+1) program. Students with a baccalaureate degree who meet the eligibility requirements and have completed the pre-requisite coursework are eligible to apply.
Students are expected to have a strong academic record in biological and chemical sciences. All applicants must meet the chemistry and biology credit requirements, including the required pre-requisite courses to be eligible to apply. To assist you in assessing your academic eligibility, use the MGB MLS Academic Eligibility Evaluation Guide (PDF).
Organic Chemistry with Laboratory
In addition to academic standards, students are required to be made aware of non-academic or technical standards that are necessary for students to successfully complete the MLS or Categorical program. Technical standards refer to a candidate’s physical, cognitive and behavioral attributes. Technical standards for the Mass General Brigham MLS program have been developed in compliance with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). Mass General Brigham will provide equal opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, veteran or active military status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.
View technical standards (PDF)
Accepted students will be required to submit several requirements to be eligible to attend the 4-month clinical training block. Required documentation is due at the start of the program and includes:
Additional requirements and policies can be found in the MLS Student Handbook (PDF).
The program is open to U.S. workers in the categories below. Visa sponsorship is not available at this time.