Satisfactory completion of three years (88 semester credit hours) at an accredited college or university is required. Baccalaureate degree requirements of the college or university must be fulfilled when the year of clinical training at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center has been completed. The following courses and criteria are required for admission to the program:

  • A minimum of 16 semester hours of chemistry acceptable towards a major in this field. Biochemistry or organic chemistry must be included.

  • A minimum of 16 semester hours of biology acceptable towards a major in this field. Pathogenic microbiology and immunology must be included. Parasitology is strongly recommended.

  • A minimum of 3 semester hours of college level mathematics.

  • A recommended cumulative and science/math grade point average of 2.5.

  • An official college transcript.

  • Four letters of recommendation with at least two academic references.

  • Personal interviews are requested of selected applicants.

All of the six clinical slots are guaranteed to University of Maine Medical Laboratory Science students, if they meet the minimum requirements. If the time arises that there are not six qualified students, the program will accept students with a Bachelor of Science degree from other institutions.

Persons who have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university in the United States and meet the above requirements are eligible for admission.

Applicants who met the program's minimum requirements seven or more years before application should update their academic preparation.

Individuals who possess a foreign baccalaureate degree are required to submit a transcript evaluation verifying U.S. baccalaureate degree equivalency.