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Application Process


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

How to apply

Students from affiliated institutions should apply for Mayo Clinic's 3+1 program offered at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and students applying for the 4+1 program should 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

    Within the online application, please submit two letters of recommendation.

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

  2. Official transcripts. Mayo Clinic in Rochester applicants should submit official transcripts to:

    Medical Laboratory Science Program
    Mayo School of Health Sciences
    200 First St. SW
    Rochester, MN 55905

    Mayo Clinic in Florida applicants should submit official transcripts to:

    Medical Laboratory Science Program
    Mayo School of Health Sciences
    4500 San Pablo Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32224
  3. Deadlines. Applications are accepted beginning Aug. 1 with a Feb. 1 deadline. Applications may close earlier depending on how quickly the program slots are filled. The Medical Laboratory Science program in Rochester uses a rolling admissions process, while the program in Jacksonville, Fla., does not. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in order to be considered.
  4. 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 20, 2013
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