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Doctor Looking in MicroscopeTo apply

Schedule an advising appointment a School of Health Professions Student Services advisor.

Download the application materials below to your local drive.

  1. Read the Introduction Letter
  2. Review and understand the Admission Requirements
  3. Reference the Advising Worksheet for coursework questions
  4. Complete the undergraduate application.
  5. In a separate document, complete an essay:
    1. Please address the following question with a thoughtful and honest evaluation. We request that your essay be 500 to 1000 words in length.
      Please explain why you decided to apply to the CLS clinical program. Include what you consider to be advantages and disadvantages of choosing a career in clinical laboratory science, as compared to other professions that you have considered. What personal characteristics do you have, and what experiences have you had, which will allow you to succeed in this program and field?
  6. Send the Reference Forms to acceptable references with instructions to send these directly to the CLS Application Committee
  7. Pay the $40.00 application fee
    • Check or Money Order should be made out to University of Missouri. Include applicant name and program in notes.
    • Cash must be exact change. Do not send cash via mail; make an appointment to pay in cash.
    • Debit/credit card: Email with the subject “Application Fee Card Payment” for instructions.
    • We are currently unable to accept student charge
  8. Email the completed application materials as attachments to

It is highly advisable to meet with an advisor from the SHP Student Services to check your acceptance eligibility prior to submitting an application.

Early Admission to the CLS Program

The Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program offers an early admission option for high school seniors and first semester MU freshmen. Students selected for early admission must remain in good standing and complete program admission requirements.

Potential early admission students must:

  1. Must be, at minimum, a high school senior.
  2. Hold a current GPA of 3.75 OR be top 10% rank in your high school OR achieve a minimum composite ACT of 30 / SAT of 1330.
  3. Upon admission to the University of Missouri, applicant must choose the Pre-Health Professions major.

**Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee acceptance for early admission

To apply for early admission

Students accepted for early admission must maintain at least a 3.4 in both cumulative GPA and core math/science classes GPA to be guaranteed admission to the program.