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Due to COVID-19, we are transitioning to a more online admissions process and will be accepting complete applications through August 14th for the 2020 Fall semester admission cycle. Please read how COVID-19 may potentially impact our curriculum delivery

Virtual Open Houses

We will also be holding several virtual open houses at 2 pm EST on the following Fridays this summer:

July 10th & August 7th

Please feel free to join Eileen Patton and Dr. Ivana Vucenik to learn more about the undergraduate MLS program, the categorical certificate program, and the graduate program options open to you.

To join any one of the Collaborate Sessions, on the appropriate date/time, click this button:

Join a Collaborate Session

Should it be necessary for audio, the following phone number is toll free for the sessions:

844-319-8763 Use PIN: 678 176 9900

Admissions is competitive, successful applicants will generally have GPAs ≥ 3.0. While we transition, for questions or transcript evaluations, please contact either:

Harry Wandell
hwandell@som.umaryland.edu or

Lorraine Doucette, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
ldoucette@som.umaryland.edu

The DMRT Fall 2020 application portfolio includes the following items:

  1. Completed preliminary online application for admission
  2. Completed online application for in-state status classification
    For further information please see the Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes
  3. Completed supplemental application to be emailed back to DMRTadmissions@som.umaryland.edu. Open and complete this downloaded form by using free ADOBE READER, which can be downloaded from the Adobe website.
    1. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

      Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, reference letters & evaluation forms will be accepted for this admission cycle to DMRTadmissions@som.umaryland.edu  so long as it is delivered via an official college/university/workplace email account and the letters of reference/evaluation forms come to us directly from the individual completing the reference.
  6. 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 DMRTadmissions@som.umaryland.edu or Official college transcripts (original paper copies in 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
  7. In order to complete your application portfolio, a non-refundable application fee of $63.00 made payable to the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND/DMRT by personal check, money order or bank check must be submitted (at the time of application) and 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
  8. Qualified applicants (with complete portfolios) will receive an invitation for a personal interview.

COVID-19

In the summer session of 2020, UMB schools will deliver didactic curriculum online. This innovative method of delivering didactic instruction responds to the COVID 19 pandemic and decisions made to maintain social distancing in the interest of the personal safety of all involved in the education of UMB students.

In the academic year 2020-2021, UMB expects it will return to some classroom and on-campus didactic instruction, consistent with safety standards, local and regional health conditions, and guidance of public authorities. The ability to offer courses on campus may be delayed or intermittent. UMB may supplement on-campus instruction with online and virtual learning opportunities.

Selected labs and Performance Based Assessments (PBAs) must be done in-person and will be scheduled (or rescheduled) as permitted by circumstances and UMB policies. Most clinical experiential rotations scheduled for the summer 2020 are postponed until fall 2020 when UMB will work in consultation with affiliates to determine the best ways for students to engage in academic work at affiliates’ facilities after appropriate safety precautions are identified and implemented.

For online learning, UMB will reformat the curriculum materials and teaching techniques as necessary to assure that coursework continues to meet the high standards set by UMB and to assure that all learning outcomes are achieved in accordance with accreditation standards and expectations.

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 www.umaryland.edu/fin or call (419)-706-7347. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed for financial aid consideration at studentaid.gov.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notification. Updated tuition information may be obtained from Student Accounting by calling (410) 706-2930 or by downloading the Medical Technology Tuition and Fees Information Sheet.

Application Deadlines

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 review of the applicant’ admission portfolio for each review period.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

The University of Maryland and all its branches and divisions subscribes 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.