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Individuals from any accredited college or university who meet the minimum academic requirements are eligible for admission into the program. The priority deadline for application submission is November 1st to ensure sufficient time for processing information and scheduling of an interview. If you have missed the priority deadline , you may send your application  by the end of the second week of January to allow time for the program to review the application and schedule an interview. 

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed program application (which may be downloaded from this site as a .doc file or PDF)
  • Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. Official electronic transcripts may be sent directly to the program director at holly.covas@vumc.org.
  • Three references with a minimum of two from current or previous faculty, and one from an employer or individual familiar with the applicant's character. These should be submitted on the enclosed evaluation form. Reference letters may include one personal reference if it is not feasible to obtain three professional references. 

PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS IS NOVEMBER 1. MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE END OF THE SECOND WEEK OF JANUARY FOR CONSIDERATION.

Foreign Student Applicants

VUMC is not able to admit international students at this time. Green Card holders are not considered International Applicants and are therefore eligible for admission consideration.

  • The program considers applicants as an international student if the applicant is a citizen of any nation other than the United States of America. Applicants will not be considered as an international student if you are a dual U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, refugee/asylee, or a U.S. citizen living abroad. 

VUMC cannot guarantee employment for any students requiring sponsorship after completion of the Medical Laboratory Science program.

For education obtained at a non-U.S. Institution, translation into the U.S. equivalency (i.e., equivalence of credits per course and of degree conferred) by an independent evaluation provider must be submitted with this application (translation into English language only is NOT accepted).  The following are examples of foreign transcript and degree evaluators.  VUMC does not endorse any evaluators. 

Submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. Applicants who have previous coursework completed in the United States or another country in which English is the primary language do not have to submit TOEFL results. Completion of these courses is considered proof that the applicant is proficient in the English language.