Application Process

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To apply to the SBB program:

  1. Complete the UTMB application form. The Application must be completed online by the September 15th deadline. In special situations, the application deadline may be extended until the program slots are filled.
  2. Submit a copy of all undergraduate and graduate college transcripts and MT/MLS training (if applicable). College transcripts submitted for initial review should be unofficial copies or photocopies when possible. You must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree.
    • International applicants must submit results of an extended equivalency report from an agency approved by UTMB. UTMB accepts Foreign Credentials Services of America and World Education Services, Inc. You must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent (if an international student).
  3. Prepare a narrative answering the following questions:
    • How did you develop an interest in Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine?
    • Why do you want to be a Specialist in Blood Bank Technology?
    • Why did you apply to the UTMB SBB program?
    • What would you like to be doing in 5 years?
    • Why do you think you are qualified to do the distance education program? Outline any previous distance education courses you have completed.
  4. Applicants must also submit the following:
  5. Applicants for the SBB program will be notified by October 15 if they meet the initial qualification.
  6. Additional SBB program information will be provided to SBB applicants. Applicants who wish to continue with the application process will then apply through UTMB Enrollment Services.
  7. Class for the SBB program begin in the Summer semester (around the first week of May). Orientation (1 week) will be held during April. Students must be present in Galveston for all 5 days of this orientation.

To apply to the TRM-MS Program:

  1. Complete the UTMB application form. The Application must be completed online by the deadline for the semester in which you plan to start the program (see below). In special situations, the application deadline may be extended until the program slots are filled.
    • Fall semester deadline:  July 1
    • Spring semester deadline:  November 1
    • Summer semester deadline:  March 1
  2. Submit a copy of all undergraduate and graduate college transcripts, MT/MLS and SBB training. College transcripts submitted for initial review should be unofficial copies or photocopies when possible.
    1. International students must submit results of an extended equivalency report from an agency approved by UTMB. UTMB accepts Foreign Credentials Services of America and World Education Services, Inc. You must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent (if an international student).
  3. Prepare a narrative answering the following questions:
      1. How did you develop an interest in Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine?
      2. Why did you apply to the UTMB TRM-MS program?
      3. Detail your SBB training program: Location, year completed, area that you most enjoyed, challenges you faced in the program.
      4. Describe your experience with a distance education program. Outline any previous distance education courses you have completed.
      5. How will the TRM-MS degree benefit your career goals?
  4. Applicants must also submit a current CV or resume listing all previous experience and education, including any professional memberships, publications, presentations or awards.
  5. Applicants will be notified of results of initial review. Applicants who meet the criteria for acceptance and wish to continue with the application process will then apply through UTMB Enrollment Services.
  6. Applicant must complete the GRE (www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register) and have scores sent to UTMB (Code 6887).
  7. Official transcripts and official GRE scores must be sent directly to Enrollment Services.
  8. Class for the Fall semester start the last week of August, classes for the Spring semester start the first week of January and classes for the Summer semester start the first week of May.

Send the above required items for initial evaluation to:

  • LeeAnn Walker, M.Ed., MT(ASCP)SBB
  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • UTMB School of Health Professions
  • Email to: lpwalker@UTMB.edu (preferred)
  • 301 University Blvd.
  • Galveston, TX 77555-1140
  • Fax: 409-772-9470

Reminder

For an application to be evaluated you must have…

  1. Completed UTMB application form with email address
  2. College transcripts
    1. Copies are acceptable
    2. International applicants must submit an extended evaluation
  3. Personal Narrative
  4. Current CV or Resume
  5. For SBB only:
    1. Mentor Agreement and Mentor CV/resume of experience
    2. Facility Information Form
    3. Facility's Memo of Understanding
    4. Experience Evaluation Form

    Email: lpwalker@utmb.edu