The clinical laboratory sciences program is comprehensive and does not require a minor. A minimum of 95 hours and the capstone course must be completed before you may apply to one of the clinical laboratory sciences clinical programs. You must complete the University general baccalaureate requirements as specified by the University in addition to the major requirements.
Admission into a clinical program
Completing the general education and required courses for completion of the major does not mean you have completed the clinical lab sciences program. Acceptance into an NAACLS approved school of clinical laboratory sciences-medical technology program at one of the approved clinical partnership locations listed below is required. It is recommended that you have a GPA of 3.00 or above after completing the clinical laboratory sciences course work or you may have a difficult time getting accepted into a clinical program.
Approved clinical partnership locations include the following:
- Cox Medical Center - Springfield, Mo.
- Mercy Hospital - Joplin, Mo.
- North Kansas City Hospital - Kansas City, Mo.
You may apply to one of the clinical laboratory sciences approved clinical programs at the beginning of your third year in the Missouri State clinical laboratory sciences program. A letter from the office of the registrar which states that you have completed all courses besides those that will be taken in the clinical program is required to apply to these programs. An additional 30-39 upper division hours will count toward graduation after you have completed the clinical program. After you complete the clinical training portion of the program, you must pass a national registration exam to become a certified clinical laboratory scientist.