Unique Feature of Marquette’s Clinical Laboratory Science Program:
Direct Freshman Admit!
Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Science undergraduate major is a direct admit process through Marquette University admissions website. Most other CLS programs across the country require students to apply for a limited number of places for their junior or senior year (meaning students can spend 2 years in college and still be unable to major in Clinical Laboratory Science). Not at Marquette! We accept students as CLS majors in their freshman year. If the student meets minimum standards (2.2 gpa overall; 2.0 gpa in the sciences) over the next 3 years, he/she is guaranteed to continue on to senior year and a clinical placement which makes the graduate eligible to take the national certification examination.
Transfer students are welcome to apply. Transfer students are accepted into the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes as long as places are available. To discuss this option please schedule an appointment with the department chairperson by calling (414) 288-7566 or use the form below.
Why choose Marquette University Clinical Laboratory Science Program? MU CLS distinctive features:
- Direct Freshman Admit
- Fully accredited program that is affiliated with 7 outstanding clinical laboratories in the metropolitan Milwaukee area
- Guaranteed clinical placement in senior year if student meets minimum standards
- All MU CLS graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam
- History of a nearly 100% pass rate – well above the national average
- Most students have accepted job offers well before graduation
- Excellent pre-med and pre-grad school preparation: strong science core along with medical science coursework
- Plenty of practical experience: all required CLS courses have both lecture and lab
- All faculty members are certified clinical laboratory scientists with advanced degrees
- No TAs in CLS courses – your professors teach you!
- Low student:teacher ratio
- Your academic adviser will be a full-time CLS faculty member
- Many opportunities for undergraduate research
- Impressive record of student awards for presentations at state and national conferences