Application Process

Photo of Mayo Clinic Medical Laboratory Science Program students in a lab


Twenty-four candidates are selected on a competitive basis each year for the Medical Laboratory Science Program at Mayo Clinic. The program is 10.5 months. It begins the first week of July and concludes the fourth Thursday in May.

How to apply

Students may apply using this process:

  1. Online application. Complete the online Application for Admission. After you create an account or log in, select Application for Admission. Do not select Lite Application. Choose the following.

    • Site: Rochester (Florida students should select Florida)
    • Program type: Medical Laboratory Science
    • Program name: Medical Laboratory Science Program
    • Start date for which you are applying: First week of July

    A nonrefundable $50 application fee, payable with credit card, is required through the ApplyYourself website.

  2. Supporting documentation. Submit these materials:

    • Essay (submitted online)
    • Letters of recommendation (two are required with the online application)
    • Transcripts

      Rochester campus applicants should submit official transcripts to:

      1. Medical Laboratory Science Program
        1. Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
          Stabile Building, Third Floor, 3-64
          200 First St. SW
          Rochester, MN 55905

      Jacksonville campus applicants should submit official transcripts to:

      1. Medical Laboratory Science Program
        1. Mayo School of Health Sciences
          4500 San Pablo Road
          Jacksonville, FL 32224
    • Deadlines. Applications are accepted beginning Aug. 1. The application deadline is Dec. 15, but is subject to change depending on how quickly the program slots are filled. The program uses a rolling admissions process.

      Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the admissions cycle in order to be considered.

    • Interviews and acceptance. Each application is carefully reviewed by a selection committee. Candidates are evaluated based on academic performance, written and verbal communication, interview, letters of recommendation, and knowledge of the profession. Individuals considered for an appointment are invited to interview.

      The interview process includes a behavioral panel interview followed by individual faculty interviews. It includes a tour of the facilities and typically lasts about three to four hours. Payment of the $250 slot-retention fee is required upon acceptance into the program.

Aug. 09, 2017