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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.

There are four active Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) programs in Maryland. If an articulation agreement exists between the MLT program and DMRT then students from those programs who have completed an A.A.S. degree as a MLT, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have passed the ASCP Board of Certification MLT examination will be able to waive certain DMRT courses.

All other 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. Students must request transcripts from all colleges or universities where they took courses.i International students must have their transcirpt evaluated by a service such as W.E.S. 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

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)

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


BS or BA degree from an accredited (regionally or nationally)* college/university with a major in biological science or chemistry, OR a baccalaureate degree from an accredited (regionally or nationally)* college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in biology and chemistry, which may be obtained within, or in addition to, the baccalaureate degree. Regionally or nationally refers to *