Admission to the master’s program requires approval by the Admission, Progression and Graduation Committee. Admission of applicants is based upon the following criteria:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited program with exposure to health issues, demonstrated through substantial undergraduate coursework in health science or a close related discipline including Exercise Science, Psychology, Public Health, Biology, Education, or after an interview with faculty.
  2. Completed application at
  3. Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate course work.
  4. Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  5. Two professional references. Recommendations from friends, other students, or co-workers are not appropriate. The strongest recommendations are from managers, directors, professors or others in a supervisory capacity.
  6. Goal statement.
  7. Resume describing relevant work, professional, and volunteer experiences.
  8. An interview with graduate faculty members may also be required.
  9. Additional information is required from international applicants.

International Applicants 

International applications should complete the items under procedure for admission and submit the following:
Language Proficiency: Bellarmine’s Medical Laboratory Science Program requires an official TOEFL iBT or IELTS score for verification of language proficiency for applicants: a) who were born outside the US in a non-English language speaking country, b) for whom English is a second language, or c) who have a degree or transcripts from a non-US institution. Applicants must earn a total score of 83 or higher and a speaking score of 26 or higher on the TOEFL iBT or earn a total band score of 7 or higher AND a speaking band score of 8 or higher on the IELTS to meet the language proficiency requirement. Only official score reports will be accepted. The program reserves the right to review English language experience or to require a TOEFL or IELTS from any applicant. In addition, the program reserves the right to require an in-person or “live” (through distance technology) writing sample from any applicant.

Financial Affidavit. All applicants must provide credible evidence (e.g. a bank statement, letter on bank stationary attesting to the availability of funds, etc.) of the ability to fund the cost of attending Bellarmine University for one academic year. If funds are provided by another person on behalf of the student, an affidavit must accompany the financial information.

Proof of Passport. Scan of passport ID page must show validity for 6 months post completion of the program.