Wayne State University


How to apply

Application deadline - April 1
All applicants to the CLS program must include the following supporting documentation to their college application. Completion of the prerequisites with the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the professional program. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

Application checklist
All applicants must submit the following:
  • Completed Online College/Program Application
  • Successfully complete the admission requirements
  • Personal statement (limited to 250 words); details are provided in the application
  • Personal resume outlining your community or vocational activities, honors, employment, extracurricular and volunteer activities.
  • Provide Plan of Work of prerequisite courses currently in progress or planned for Winter and Spring/Summer terms.
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Including WSU transcripts, if applicable)
  • Two professional recommendations (print or copy forms and distribute as needed)
  • If qualified, you will receive notification regarding a required interview
Mail or deliver your application and supporting documentation to:

Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Office of Student Affairs
Attn: CLS Application
259 Mack, Suite 1600     
Detroit, Michigan 48201

If you have never attended WSU as an undergraduate student, you must also submit an application for undergraduate admission in addition to the materials listed above.

Note: In addition to submitting transcripts to the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Office of Student and Alumni Affairs, students who must complete a WSU application must also send a separate set of official transcripts to the University admission office.

Non-U.S. Citizen applicants must also includethis does not include Canadian students educated in Canada — a copy of course by course Educational Credential Evaluation (ECE) or World Education Service (WES)evaluation.

Note: All applicants admitted to the program pursue the Bachelor of Health Science with a concentration in Laboratory Science degree. After completing the first curriculum year, students are then evaluated for a degree change to the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science.

Admission requirements

  • Completion of all pre-professional courses by the end of the summer semester before admission to the professional program
  • Minimum 2.70 overall GPA; 2.70 in science coursework (on a 4.0 scale)
  • All pre-professional coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or better
  • Math and Science prerequisite coursework must have been taken within the past six years
  • Have no more than two repeats or withdrawals in science courses (if all courses are withdrawn in the same semester it will be considered as one withdrawal)
  • Equivalent pre-professional coursework taken at an accredited college or university is acceptable
  • All applicants must attend a minimum of one monthly Information Meeting at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences within one year of formal application to specific programs of choice.

Science prerequisite requirements

  • BIO 1510-Basic Life Mechanisms (LS) w/Lab
  • BIO 2200-Introduction to Microbiology w/Lab
  • BIO 2870-Anatomy and Physiology w/Lab
  • CHM 1220 & 1230-General Chemistry I w/Lab (PS)*
  • CHM 1240 & 1250-Organic Chemistry I w/Lab
  • CHM 2220 & 2230-Organic Chemistry II w/Lab
  • MAT 1800-Pre-Calculus (MC)

Non-science prerequisite requirements

  • ENG 1020 or any course designated to fulfill Basic Composition (BC)
  • ENG 3010 or any Intermediate Composition Class (IC)
  • COM 1010*-Introduction to Oral Communication
  • STA 1020-Introducation to Statistics
  • CLS 2080-Clinical Laboratory Science Seminar
  • CLS 3330-Medical Terminology

University general education/degree requirements

Students who hold a previous bachelor’s degree or who qualify under the university's MACRAO or MTA transfer policy are exempt from completing the requirements below. Visit WSU's Transfer Credit Evaluation website for more information.

  • Critical Thinking Competency (CT)*
  • PS 1010-Introduction to American Government (AI)
  • HS-Historical Studies
  • VP-Visual and Performing Arts
  • FC-Foreign Culture
  • SS-Social Science
  • PL-Philosophy and Letters
    (one of the following can be taken during the first year in the professional program: HS, VP, FC, SS, PL)

Non-native English speakers must meet university English proficiency requirements.

*Exams or coursework can be used to complete these requirements. Please contact the WSU Office of Testing and Evaluation at 313-577-3400 for further information.