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Accepting applications for online classes beginning in January 2022 with clinical hubs in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and the Tri-Cities. Since clinical space is limited, all applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Late applicants will be considered on a “space available” basis.

COVID-19 Vaccination/Booster

Matriculating and enrolled students in the LMU Medical Laboratory Science Program are not required but are encouraged to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination/booster. Students may apply for an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine/booster through LMU. The Program will make every reasonable effort to accommodate clinical site placement for students who do not have proof of COVID-19 vaccination/booster or who have an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine/booster through LMU; however, since clinical sites may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination/booster and may not accept an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine/booster, this may result in a delay in graduation or failure to complete the Program.


Students must first be admitted to the University before formally applying for admission to the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program. Admission to the University, however, does not guarantee admission to the MLS program. Apply to the University at LMU Admissions.

Admission to the program is competitive and admission consideration factors include cumulative grade point average (GPA), chemistry and biological science cumulative GPA, history of academic success such as the completion of an Associate or Bachelor of Science degree, etc.

The MLS Admissions Committee comprised of faculty members of the Medical Laboratory Science Department will review all applicants’ materials and will make the admission recommendations to the Program Director, who will then, in turn, notify each applicant of their admission status. It should be noted that any omission, false or misleading information in the application process will preclude the student from being considered for admission and will result in a previously admitted student being dismissed from the MLS program.


  1. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 65 credit hours of general education and collateral science requirements with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.
  2. Completion of 16 credit hours in chemistry including organic chemistry with laboratory and a minimum of 8 credit hours of biological science with labs.
  3. Submission of official academic transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended.
  4. Admission to Lincoln Memorial University as a declared medical laboratory science major.
  5. Completion of the formal application for admission process. (Please contact Dr. Bill Engle at [email protected] for more details.) 
  6. Completion and submission of the medical profile physical form and official evidence of a negative urine drug screen. These are to be completed at the applicant’s own expense. Also, please be aware that in certain academic programs requiring internship or placement in a medical facility, (including Medical Laboratory Science) a criminal background check and/or an additional chain-of-custody urine drug screen may be required by affiliate agencies and organizations. If required, these tests would be administered at the student’s expense.