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Program Features

  • Two-year program
  • 40 credit hours
  • Clinical laboratory scientists are in high demand
  • Lab work is essential to prevent, diagnose and treat disease
  • Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; (T) 773-714-8880 (F) 773-714-8886 or www.naacis.org.

Outcomes

How successful were our graduates in getting jobs?

In the BIO/ CLS Class of 2016-17, 100% of the graduates were employed within 3 months of graduation. Most had jobs lined up before they graduated.

In the BIO/CLS Class of 2017- 18, 100 % of the graduates were employed within 3 months of graduation. Most had jobs lined up before they graduated.

In the BIO/CLS Class of 2018- 19, 100% of the graduates were employed within 3 months of graduation. Most had jobs lined up before they graduated.

On average of the last three years, twenty percent of the graduates pursued further education after graduation.

Three-year average Placement rate is 100%

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What about graduation rates?

For the BIO/CLS Class of 2016-17 (89%), 2017-18 (100%) and 2018-19 (100%) a three year average of 96% of the students who entered the final year of the program, completed the program and graduated.

How do our graduates do on national certification exams?

The certification examination for graduates of the Biology/Clinical Laboratory Science Track is the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) examination offered by the ASCP Board of CertificationCLS-teacher-student

  • BIO/CLS Class of 2016 -2017: 13% Pass rate
    (National pass rate was 84%)
  • BIO/CLS Class of 2017-18: 14% Pass rate
    (National pass rate was 84%)
  • BIO/CLS Class of 2018-19: 100 % Pass rate
    (National pass rate was 79%)
  • Three Year average Certification Pass Rate 35%

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Sandra Weiss

Applicants with a baccalaureate degree with Pre-requisite course work from a regionally accredited, degree-granting institution who have successfully completed all prerequisite courses are eligible for entrance, subject to the approval of the Program Director

  1. Human Physiology (4 credits)
  2. Genetics (4 credits)
  3. Microbiology (4 credits)
  4. General Chemistry I and II (8 credits)
  5. Organic Chemistry I and II (8 credits)
  6. Biochemistry (4 credits),
  7. College Algebra, Pre-Calculus or Calculus (3 credits)
  8. Statistics (3 credits)
  9. Cellular Molecular Biology (4 credits)

2 years/40 credit hours

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application online through www.neumann.edu.
  2. Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions. WES or ECE evaluated if an international school
  3. Have an undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.00.  Outstanding applicants whose GPAs are less than 3.00 may be considered for conditional acceptance
  4. Resume
  5. Letter of intent detailing educational goals 
  6. Two official letters of reference on official institutional letterhead
  7. Provide results of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) from applicants whose first language is from a non-English speaking country or for whom English is a second language-minimum overall score of 84 with a minimum score of 26 on the verbal subtest on the Internet-based TOEFL.  Applicants may also complete the Cambridge Michigan Language Assessment (CaMLA) MELAB.  A total passing score of 81 and a speaking section of 3 is required  

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