Grand Rapids Professional Sequence

Molecular Diagnostics is a growing field in clinical laboratory medicine. Molecular Diagnostic Scientists are trained to perform advanced molecular testing for genetic disorders, genetic risk factors, infectious diseases, and cancer diagnosis.

The professional sequence for Molecular Diagnostics takes place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Students may complete transfer qualifying coursework through Ferris State University, or at many community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College. The professional sequence begins in May and takes two years to complete.

Program Information
GRCC Professional Sequence Transfer Plan

Dr. Jacqueline Peacock
(616) 643-5727
[email protected]
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Professional Sequence Application & Transfer Application Process

Students must be qualified by the end of SPRING semester AND must officially apply to the Professional Sequence between January 15 and January 30.

Refer to the Admission to the Clinical Programs webpage for details about the qualification criteria and application form for the Molecular Diagnostic professional sequence.

Transfer Students: Application as a transfer student should be submitted prior to December 1st to allow time for admission to the University. Apply online here.


Ferris State University’s Molecular Diagnostics program is accredited as a Diagnostic Molecular Scientist (DMS) training program by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). NAACLS can be contacted in writing at 5600 N River Road, Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, by phone at (847) 939-3597, and online at

Upon completion of the Molecular Diagnostics program, students will qualify for examination and certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).