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Person holding a sampleAdmissions is competitive. Successful applicants will generally have GPAs ≥ 3.0. For questions or transcript evaluations, please contact either:

Lorraine Doucette, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM

Eileen Patton, MS, MT(ASCP)RM(AAM) 

DMRT Spring and Fall 2023 Applications

DMRT applications must include the following items:


Completed preliminary online application for admission

Completed online application for in-state status classification
For further information please see the Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes

Completed supplemental application to be emailed back to

  • The Courses in Progress section should include the semester when, and the location where, all remaining requirements will be completed. You must notify the DMRT in writing if there are any changes to the Courses in Progress content.

Personal Statement:

Personal statement of academic goals (Microsoft Word, not to exceed two typed pages double spaced) to be completed and emailed. Applicants should discuss:

  • Academic goals and objectives
  • Reason(s) for wanting to enter the field of medical laboratory science
  • Strengths and weaknesses in coping with a rigorous science-based curriculum
  • Any other information you believe is important for the Admissions Committee to know about you.

References and Evaluation Form:

All applicants applying to the DMRT must submit two references as follows:

  1. Professional Reference #1 should be a letter of recommendation from an instructor of a science-based laboratory course (institutional letterhead preferred), together with a completed Recommendation and Evaluation Request Form.
  2. Professional Reference #2 could be a letter of recommendation from a second instructor of a different science-based laboratory course (institutional letterhead preferred) OR from an employer on business letterhead together with a completed Recommendation and Evaluation Request Form.

Reference letters & evaluation forms should be emailed to Please Note: If the evaluation form is not included with the reference letter, the application is not complete.

Reference letters must be

  1. On official letterhead
  2. Sent via an official email account (college/university/workplace) 
  3. Emailed to

Evaluation Form:

  1. Must be completed directly by the individual providing the reference.


An official transcript from every institution where college-level credit was earned must be submitted to the DMRT from the Registrar’s Office.  Official transcripts for courses completed after your application has been sent must be submitted either electronically or by mail within one month of the conclusion of the course.

Official electronic college transcripts (sent directly from the Registrar’s Office) may be submitted by email to or Official college transcripts (original paper copies in an envelope sealed by the College Registrar’s Office) may be submitted by mail to:

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Medical and Research Technology
100 Penn Street, Allied Health Building, Room 435
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Submitting Your Application

In order to complete your application a non-refundable application fee of $63.00 is required. 

Submit Application Fee Online

Submit Application By Mail:

If payment is made by personal check, money order or bank check, please make it payable to the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND/DMRT and, at the time of application, mailed to:

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Medical and Research Technology
100 Penn Street, Allied Health Building, Room 435
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Qualified applicants (with complete portfolios) will receive an invitation for a personal interview.

Additional Information


In the academic year 2022-2023, UMB has returned to on-campus didactic and laboratory instruction, consistent with safety standards, local and regional health conditions, and guidance of public authorities. UMB may supplement on-campus instruction with online and virtual learning opportunities.

Submitting Foreign Coursework for Academic Evaluation

Applications and official transcript(s) from students who completed academic coursework (of the United States (except those students enrolled in a study abroad program through an American institution) mut be received in the Office of Admissions at least six months prior to the date of expected matriculation. Academic transcript evaluations completed by a recognized international credit evaluation service are required for all coursework completed outside of the United States (except those students enrolled in a study abroad program through an American institution). The preferred evaluation service for the DMRT is either:

World Education Services OR Education Credential Evaluators

English Proficiency Requirement

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of applicants who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Applicant is classified by the Office of Records and Registration as an International Student
  • Applicant completed the majority of his/her academic coursework at a college or university outside the United States, English-speaking Canada, United Kingdom (including Ireland), Australia, New Zealand or Commonwealth Caribbean.

EXCEPTION: Students who completed coursework abroad as part of an academic study abroad program sponsored by an American college or university at which they were registered as degree-seeking students will not be required to submit TOEFL scores as their native language is English.

  • The minimum accepted TOEFL scores are 550 (written) or 80 (internet). Test results should be sent to the Office of Records and Registration: code number is 5944.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants


Financial Aid

Sources of financial aid include federal, state, institutional, and private funds. Students who qualify may take advantage of loans, grants, work-study and/or scholarships for funding.  To learn more about financial aid and how to apply, please contact the University’s Office of Financial Aid at or call (419)-706-7347. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed for financial aid consideration at

Tuition and Fees

Application Deadlines

We will accept complete admission portfolios for the fall and spring admission cycles up to the Friday prior to Orientation Week each semester.

Applications are assessed on a competitive GPA admissions basis as well as a review of the applicant’s admission portfolio for each review period.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

The University of Maryland and all its branches and divisions subscribe to a policy of equal educational opportunities for people of all races, creeds, and ethnic origins.

The University is required by federal regulatory agencies to supply admissions and enrollment information by racial, ethnic, and gender categories.  Provisions of the information are voluntary and will not be pursued to determine eligibility for admission.  Program availability is subject to change.