The School of Medical Laboratory Science has affiliation agreements with most of the major Oklahoma universities: including Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Cameron University, Northeastern Oklahoma State University, East Central University, University of Central Oklahoma, Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and University of North Texas in Denton, TX. Non-affiliated universities must establish temporary affiliation agreements for their 3+1 students to be accepted into the program.
Baccalaureate Candidate 3+1 Option (3 years of college + 1 year medical technology program internship) – tuition is paid to university.
Post Baccalaureate Candidate 4+1 Option (Baccalaureate degree + 1 year medical technology program internship) – tuition is paid to hospital.
Applicants who have not completed their degree must be eligible for a baccalaureate degree in biology, chemistry, or medical laboratory science from an affiliated university/college at the completion of the medical laboratory science program. Applicants must complete all prerequisite classes before the start of the program in July.
PREREQUISITES FOR ENROLLMENT
Prerequisites must be completed prior to admission to the medical laboratory science program.
• 90 semester hours from an accredited college or university leading toward a degree in one of the sciences.
• BIOLOGY (minimum of 16 credit hours)
Human Anatomy or Human Physiology
Biological Science Elective
One microbiology and immunology course must be within the last seven years and cannot be substituted by another course.
• CHEMISTRY (minimum of 16 credit hours)
Inorganic Chemistry (two courses)
Biochemistry or Analytical Chemistry
One organic or biochemistry must be within the last seven years.
• MATHEMATICS (minimum of 3 credit hours)
College Algebra or higher
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
2. The deadline for application is October 15th, established by the Oklahoma Consortium of Clinical Laboratory Science.
3. Complete and submit online OCCLSA student application by due date stipulated above, along with application fee, and Online Background Check performed by CastleBranch.com by October 15th.
4. Two Academic Student Evaluation Forms must be completed online and submitted by your Referees by November 1st.
5. One Work/Personal Reference Form (see admission documents) must be completed and submitted by your Referee by November 1st. This is a MANDATORY requirement for the CCMH MLS program.
5. Please mail in an official copy of your academic transcript by October 15 (official electronic transcripts emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org from your university are acceptable).
6. If granted an interview, upon completion, you must complete the online Matching form no later than January 20th.
7. Students are generally selected on the last Friday in January during the OCCLSA Annual Matching Meeting.
DISCLAIMER: Final acceptance into our program is contingent upon the applicant successfully passing our required physical exam (stipulated shots), drug screen, and criminal background check performed in July before the start of school.
8. Please click the APPLY button below to access the OCCLSA Student Portal to complete your online application, reference forms, and matching form.
Application Processing & Interviews
The students with completed online applications and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 along with a Science GPA of 2.5 with “C” grades in their Science courses are granted an interview. The interviews are performed by the program director and at least one teaching tech. During the interview, detailed information such as: exactly how students are chosen using our point system and the OCCLSA matching process, the specifics about the academic year (schedules, expectations, fees, etc.) and the risks of the profession are discussed. The student will be asked permission to take a photo in order to put a face with the name when its time for us to make our selections if one was not submitted with the online application form. The program director and teaching techs complete an interview checklist on each student interviewed.
Following the interview and evaluation of all components of the application process, the data is transferred to an application summary sheet. The points assigned for each component are added together and the students are ranked in order of points. The faculty members are requested to review the applicant summary sheet and the student applicant packets and choose the student they will like to accept. Finally, during our faculty matching meeting, the faculty discusses and finalizes the top six students we would like to accept along with the alternate students in order of choice in case our top six students choose and get accepted into another Oklahoma program.
The OCCLSA Annual Matching Meeting is generally held on the last Friday of January.
Newly Matched Students
2. Submit the refundable $50 deposit to the OCCLSA by March 1 via PayPal when the invoice has been received.
3. Create a personal GMAIL account (email) for future communication with program director.
4. Be sure to notify the program director of any out-of-state or overseas travel during the month of July as soon as known.
5. Ensure to obtain required shots and background check as soon as notified.
6. Consult your university advisor to enroll in the Fall semester courses and for tuition payment instructions.
7. Maintain communication with program director.
8. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of “2.8” and have a minimum of a “C” grade in ALL Science classes with a “2.5” Science GPA on a 4.0 grading scale. Failure to maintain the GPA requirements and grades will result in the declination of your acceptance into the program.