Admission Requirements:
Master of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

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An applicant who meets the following criteria is eligible for clear admission to a graduate degree program:

  • Has submitted all required documents.
  • Has been awarded a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Has earned at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on the graduate admission GPA calculation or earned a previous master's degree from an accredited university.

Graduate School Required Documents

Official Transcripts

Official college transcripts are to be sent to the Graduate Studies office directly from all the institutions attended. If the applicant attended UTRGV at any time, those official transcripts will be handled by the Graduate Studies office; however, the applicant is responsible for requesting official transcripts to be sent directly from all other institution(s).

Important: Please request that your official transcripts be mailed directly to the address listed below. It is important that you include the office name and room number to ensure proper delivery.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Graduate College
Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.158
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, Texas 78539

Admission to the Program

The applicant must have at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. Students with a lower GPA will be considered for Probationary Admission. For MSHS CLS, applicants should be a medical technologist or medical lab scientist with AMT or ASCP certification and/or hold a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science.

Applicants must provide two letters of reference, personal and professional.

Applicants must provide a letter of intent.

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English Proficiency Exam/Evaluation of Educational Records

  1. Additional requirements for domestic applicants who attended foreign universities:
    • TOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on internet-based for the TOEFL; 6.5 for the IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. For additional information, click here.
    • English translation of educational records.
    • Transcript Evaluation by the Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA). For additional information, click here.
  2. Additional requirements for international applicants:
    • TOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on internet-based for the TOEFL; 6.5 for the IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. For additional information, click here.
    • English translation of educational records.
    • Transcript Evaluation by the Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA). For additional information, click here.
    • Financial Documentation showing sufficient funds (minimum of $25,000) to cover all expenses (living and academic) for the first year of study. For additional information, click here.
    • Immigration documents, including a current copy of your valid passport. For additional information, click here.

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