Medical Laboratory Science

The Master of Science (MS) in Medical Laboratory Science program, offered at PCOM Georgia, is designed to prepare program graduates for an exciting career in the field of laboratory medicine.

The online application will be available for Fall 2024 admission at

This academic program operates on a rolling admissions basis. The application closes on August 4 but an early application is highly recommended.

Once your application has been downloaded by the PCOM Office of Admissions, you will be contacted via email with a confirmation of its receipt including reminders of the appropriate steps to complete the application process.

Admission Requirements: Pre-Professional

Completed and verified applications and supporting documents will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the Faculty Committee on Admissions. Applicants will be assessed on the following factors:

  • All applicants must complete a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. It is preferred that the candidate have a conferred degree in biology or chemistry; however, degree concentrations with all science and math conditions satisfied will be considered.
  • Essay written on career goals (in 500 words or less) and how this degree will help attain those career goals. Applicants that do not meet the GPA requirement/lapses in consistent enrollment are encouraged to explain any occurrences in the essay. If there are any areas of your previous academic coursework that would reflect negatively on your acceptance to the program, applicants are encouraged to explain those concerns.
  • Prerequisite coursework required: 

Courses Required               Credit Hours          Notes

General Biology I/II                 8                           Lab Required
Anatomy & Physiology I/II       8                           Lab Required
General Chemistry I/II             8                           Lab Required
Organic Chemistry I*               4                           Lab Required
Algebra or higher level math   3

*Survey of Organic Chemistry is acceptable

  • "General" coursework denotes the first two courses in the subject sequence for science majors.
  • AP coursework will be accepted provided the course and credits appear on your official college transcript.
  • All courses must be completed at a regionally accredited institution.
  • The MS in Medical Laboratory Science program will accept credits completed at a community college.
  • The MS in Medical Laboratory Science program will accept courses completed online or on campus (at a regionally accredited institution).  However, the MSMLS program DOES NOT accept online laboratory courses.
  • The MS in Medical Laboratory Science program will not accept prerequisite coursework completed as an audit or graded pass/fail.
  • The MS in Medical Laboratory Science program will not accept credits completed as CLEP courses.

Note that official college transcripts from all colleges/universities/schools attended must be sent directly to:

PCOM Georgia

Office of Admissions

625 Old Peachtree Road NW

Suwanee, GA 30024

We will accept electronic transcripts via mail, eScript and/or Parchment Services and National Student Clearinghouse.

The MLS program utilizes a rolling admissions policy. Therefore, applications will be considered throughout the year as received until the desired enrollment has been achieved. The Faculty Committee on Admissions screens the applications, evaluates the applicants, invites some candidate to interview and selects the new students. Following the completion of the admissions process, each applicant is notified of the Admission Committee’s decision in writing, including any conditions that must be satisfied prior to or following enrollment. Classes begin in the Fall term.