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Criteria and Prerequisites

All primary application materials must be received by the published deadline to be considered for the current admissions cycle. Letters of reference and updated official transcripts will be accepted up to one week after the published deadline. Complete applications will be given first review and first consideration. Incomplete application portfolios will not be reviewed for admission consideration until all required materials have been received. Incomplete applications with be held in the Department for a maximum of 12 months.

DMRT STudentStudents who have fulfilled the Department’s prerequisite coursework transfer into the program at the onset of their junior year. Sixty credit hours of prerequisite coursework in the following areas are required for entrance to the program.

All students transferring to the Department of Medical and Research Technology (DMRT), University of Maryland from another regionally accredited college or university will have transcripts evaluated by the DMRT Office of Student Affairs during the admissions process. Credit will be awarded for at least 60 credits of transferable pre-requisite coursework for which a grade of C (2.0) or higher was earned.

Students are permitted to request a re-evaluation of transfer courses by consulting with a DMRT academic advisor. All courses transferred become a part of the student's UMB transcript. Transfer grades are not counted in the student's UMB GPA.

Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology Research Tracks

Total of 60 credit hours  

Biology (16 credits)*

  • General Biology with Laboratory (4 credits)
  • Microbiology with Laboratory (4 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology with Laboratory I or II (4 credits)
  • Biology Elective (4 credits)
    • Genetics
    • Biotechnology
    • Cell Biology
    • Biology II

Chemistry (12 credits)*

  • Inorganic I with Laboratory (4 credits)
  • Inorganic II with Laboratory (4 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry with Laboratory (4 credits)

Mathematics (6 credits)

  • College Algebra - minimum (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)

English (6 credits)

  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • English Elective (3 credits)

Humanities Elective (3 credits)

To be chosen from history, philosophy, art, music appreciation, etc. In addition, credit for foreign language will be given only upon completion of either the first elementary year or an advanced course.

Behavioral and Social Science Electives (6 credits)

Select courses from economics, political science, urban studies, sociology, geography, anthropology, African-American studies, or psychology

Guided Elective (3 credits)

  • Communications/Speech

Elective Credit (8 credits)**

Courses such as: 

  • Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory (4 credits)
  • Physics I or II (4 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with lab (4 credits)
  • Cell Biology (4 credits)

*Science coursework must be completed within seven (7) years prior to enrollment in the first DMRT course. Students with science coursework greater than seven (7) years old, may need to repeat all or some of the science courses.

**Elective courses in science preferred, but not required. Refer to ARTSYS to determine the transferability of courses.