Application Process

To apply to the CLS major - CLICK HERE to download the application form. Once you complete the form, please bring it to the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program, North Kedzie Hall, 354 Farm Lane, Room N322, East Lansing, MI  48824-5672. The CLS majors are limited-enrollment programs because they incorporate a clinical laboratory practicum into the degree requirement. The number of available positions is limited by the positions available at the affiliated sites. Admission is very competitive.  Applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:

  1. Have an overall grade-point-average of 2.50 or better (This includes courses taken at institutions other than MSU.)
  2. Have completed prerequisite courses that will allow the student to progress to clinical placement with the cohort admitted during the same year.

If you have questions about whether you meet this requirement, make an appointment to see the CLS Clinical Coordinator for a review of your readiness to apply. The CLS major has a rolling admission process. Though most applicants apply during spring semester of their sophomore year, applications can be accepted and placement could be obtained throughout the year as vacancies become available. Contact the Clinical Coordinator for more information.

If you are uncertain as to whether a major in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences or Clinical Laboratory Science is best for you, click here to view a comparison chart. You can also meet with the Clinical Coordinator for further discussion.

Please be sure to read the "Essential Requirements" section of the application document (at the end of the document).  If you have any concerns about your ability to meet the Essential Requirements, contact the Clinical Coordinator.