School of Health Professions

Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
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Admission Requirements

All applicants must complete science courses from science curriculum and complete prerequisites. 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum science GPA of 2.75 
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5

Application and Fee

Required Semester Hours Subject TCCNS Course
4 General Chemistry I with lab CHEM 1411
4 General Chemistry II with lab CHEM 1412
4 Biology I with lab BIOL 1406
4 Biology II with lab BIOL 1407
3 General Physiology or Human Physiology (upper division) *
4 Microbiology with lab BIOL 2421
3 College Algebra or Higher Level Math Course 1314

Coursework Notes

* General or Human Physiology (3 SCH), OR Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (BIOL 2301 & BIOL 2302) sequence (6 SCH).

Students are strongly encouraged to have taken courses in Genetics and Statistics.


Check course equivalencies for Texas institutions using the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) 


Official transcripts from each college/university currently and previously attended reflecting completed and in progress coursework. 

Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be submitted in the original language and must be accompanied by a  NACES Members evaluation agency English translation for each course.

International Applicants

International Applicants only: Applicants from countries where English is not the official language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo English Test. The minimum required scores are TOEFL 84, IELTS 7.0, and Duolingo 115.

Program Information

Please refer to the University Catalog for the most current information. 


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The Medical Laboratory Science Early Acceptance Program (MSLEAP) is a partnership between the University of Texas at San Antonio and UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) that allows undergraduate students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from UTSA and a Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from UTHSA in five years instead of six. Students in the 3+2 program will spend three years at UTSA, majoring in either biology, microbiology/immunology, or chemistry.  After completing the program requirements at UTSA, students will then matriculate to the UTHSA School of Health Professions to complete a two-year curriculum there. The program prepares students for a career as a medical lab scientist.


For UTSA students to apply and be admitted to the MLSEAP, students must meet the eligibility factors listed below:

  • Be a full-time UTSA student majoring in a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology/Immunology or a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry;
  • Have completed at least 12 semester credit hours (SCH) but no more than 60 SCH of coursework at UTSA in their program of study; and
  • Have a minimum overall UTSA GPA ≥ 3.0 and a GPA ≥ 3.0 in all college science/math coursework (unless only one science or math course has been taken).

For students to maintain eligibility in the MSLEAP, students must complete the first three years of the curriculum in either the BS in Biology or Microbiology/Immunology program or the BA in Chemistry program, including the core curriculum requirements at UTSA with an overall GPA ≥ 3.0 and a cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0 in all science coursework.

Application Process

Step 1: Submit an application between August 15 and April 30.

Please contact The Health Professions Office for the MLSEAP Application

NOTE: Applications have to be submitted by students on or before the completion of 60 SCH at UTSA in the student's program of study.

Step 2: Applications and support materials will be reviewed by the MLSEAP selection committee, which consists of faculty from UTHSA and UTSA. In addition to the academic criteria listed above, the following may be considered in selecting students for admission to the MLSEAP.

  • Work experience,
  • Honors and awards,
  • Extracurricular activities,
  • Interest in health professions, and
  • Community/volunteer service.

Step 3: Selected applicants will be invited to participate in an interview with members of the MLSEAP selection committee. The purpose of the interview is to assess the student’s interpersonal and communication skills, motivation, knowledge about the health profession, maturity, character and personality. Interviews will be held in April.

Step 4: Applicants will be notified about the selection committee's decisions during the first week of May. Students that are accepted to the program must commit to the MLSEAP by July 1 of the same year.