Department of Chemistry

Medical Laboratory Science Program Application

Missouri Western State University maintains clinical affiliations with the following:
North Kansas City Hospital
St. Lukes Medical Center
University of Nebraska Medical Center (in partnership with Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, MO)

After completing the program, students are eligible to take board certification exams from either or both of these certifying agencies:
The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), which certifies clinical laboratory scientists.
The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), which certifies medical technologists

In order to apply for clinical training you will need:

- a minimum GPA of 2.5
- 2-3 letters of reference.
- to have completed all on campus courswork prior to beginning your clincial training.
- Complete your application(s) and submit them by August 1 during the summer prior to the start of your Junior year.
- It is also prefered that you have some relvant laboratory experience, ideally in a clinical setting.
- You will need to complete a personal interview (by invitation) with the site. These generally take place during September and October.
- Decisions are generally made by the end of November.

What's unique about the University of Nebraska Medical Center clinical affiliation?
Our new affiliation with UNMC is unique in that students attend a residential 10-week clinical training session on the UNMC campus during the summer of their clinical phase. Students then return to MWSU where they complete their coursework and clinical experience at Heartland hospital.

How do I apply?
Click on the link for the program(s) you are interested in for the application materials.

Materials and any associated application fees should be directed to the following personell.