Cytotechnology & Histotechnology - Master of Cytopathology Practice (MCP)
MCP students in the cytotechnology portion of the curriculum learn how to identify morphologic abnormalities in cells that may indicate cancer or pre-cancerous changes by analyzing specimens with an instructor at a 10-headed microscope
The mission of the UTHSC Program in Cytotechnology & histotechnology is to produce highly skilled, entry level cytotechnologists and histotechnologists able to meet the current demands of the profession and prepared to assume positions in education, research and management after appropriate clinical experience.
The Master of Cytopathology Practice (MCP) program is a professional entry-level master’s degree program that prepares graduates for certification in both cytotechnology and histotechnology. These are two separate but related laboratory professions within the division of anatomic pathology. This degree enables students to learn two distinct disciplines and become a highly skilled, cross trained individual with enhanced employment opportunities.
The cytotechnology curriculum of the UTHSC Master of Cytopathology Practice degree
program is accredited by the:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
The histotechnology curriculum of the UTHSC Master of Cytopathology Practice degree program is accredited by the:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
The cytotechnology program is also certified by the:
State of Tennessee Department of Health
Medical Laboratory Board
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Heritage Place MetroCenter
Nashville, TN 37243
- Graduation Rate: The program has graduated 16 of 16 (100%) students admitted to the program for the last three graduating classes.
- Certification: All graduates (100%) have taken and passed the cytotechnologist (CT) certification examination for the last three graduating classes. Not all graduates choose to take the histotechnologist (HTL) certification examination. Twelve of the 13 (92%) who have taken the examination for the last three graduating classes have passed.
- Employment: All (100%) graduates who sought employment for the last three graduating classes obtained employment in one or both of these professions.