Admissions

How to apply

Application deadline - May 1
All applicants to the CLS program must include the following supporting documentation with 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.

NOTE: Email your application and all supporting documents to cphsinfo@wayne.edu. Do NOT use the U.S. Postal Service or try to deliver them in person.

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
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 digitally 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.

Admission requirements

  • Completion of all pre-professional courses by the end of the summer semester before the start of the professional program
  • Minimum 2.7 overall GPA; 2.7 in science coursework (on a 4.0 scale)
  • All pre-professional coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Due to the unique situation created by COVID-19, many institutions are allowing students to choose a Pass/No Pass option in lieu of a letter grade in the Winter 2020 semester. The program encourages applicants to receive letter grades in their prerequisite courses. P/N will be accepted if the grading institution's policy is a C or better to receive a Pass. If the school accepts C- or below as a Pass, students will be required to submit a letter from the instructor documenting what the grade earned would have been (in the case of WSU courses, since we can view that grade in the system, such a letter will not be required). 
  • Math and Science prerequisite coursework must have been taken within the past six years
  • No more than two repeats or withdrawals in science courses preferred (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 are encouraged to 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.

Math and science prerequisite requirements

  • BIO 1510 - Basic Life Mechanisms & Lab (NSIL)
  • BIO 2200 - Introductory Microbiology & Lab (NSIL)
  • BIO 2870 - Anatomy and Physiology & Lab
  • CHM 1220 &1230 - General Chemistry I & Lab (NSIL)
  • CHM 1240 & 1250 - Organic Chemistry I & Lab
  • CHM 2220 & 2230 - Organic Chemistry II & Lab (recommended) OR CHM 2280 & 2290 General Chemistry II: Analytical Chemistry and Lab
  • MAT 1800 - Elementary Functions (QE)

Non-science prerequisite requirements

  • ENG 1020 - Introductory College Writing (BC)
  • ENG 3010 - Intermediate Writing (IC)
  • COM 1010 - Oral Communication (OC) *Exam option
  • STA 1020 - Elementary Statistics (QE)
  • CLS 2080 - Clinical Laboratory Science Seminar
  • CLS 3330 - Medical Terminology

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

Students who enrolled at Wayne State prior to Fall 2018 can choose to follow the general education program below or the previous requirements, http://bulletin.wayne.edu/archive/.

University General Education requirements

  • Civic Literacy (CIV)
  • Cultural Inquiry (CI)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Global Learning (GL)
  • Social Inquiry (SI)

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.


Professional licensure notification

States and the District of Columbia may require completion of specific educational requirements to become licensed in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology. These requirements may differ depending on the jurisdiction.

Federal regulations require an educational program that is designed to satisfy the educational requirements for a specific professional license to make available to prospective and enrolled students information to help the student determine if the program's curriculum satisfies the educational requirements for State licensure.  The required information for the Clinical Laboratory Science program as it pertains to the States and the District of Columbia ("U.S. jurisdictions") is provided below.

The University has not made a determination whether the curriculum of the program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science degree at Wayne State University meets the requirements for licensure in New York and Tennessee.

The information stated above is based on State educational requirements that were available to the program during June 2020.  States change their educational requirements from time to time and may have done so after June 4, 2020 without notice to the program.  Although the program makes reasonable efforts to keep up-to-date on changes in educational requirements for licensing, the University does not represent or guarantee that the educational requirements of any listed State have not changed since June 4, 2020.  Any questions regarding the educational or other requirements to obtain a license in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology in a particular State as of a later date should be directed to the licensing agency in that State. 

The University has not determined whether its curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology in any U.S. territory (for example, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the Virgin Islands) nor in any foreign country.  Students interested in practicing in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology in a U.S. territory or foreign country should contact the licensing agency in that jurisdiction for information about its licensing requirements.