Master of Cytopathology Practice Program

Cytotechnology Program

The cytotechnology and histotechnology combined program in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences within the College of Health Professions, leads to a master’s degree entitled the Master of Cytopathology Practice (MCP). The original program awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. It was established at the UT Health Science Center at Memphis in 1951 and is accredited by:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727)210-2350

The program received initial accreditation for the histotechnology portion of the curriculum in April of 2012 which is granted by: 

National Acrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS):
5600 River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (773)714-8880

Although the program is two calendar years in length, the curriculum is extremely intense and fast paced. MCP students are in classes and laboratory sessions from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Clinical experience and didactic instruction are provided throughout the length of the program, with the greatest emphasis on microscopic interpretation of cellular specimens and interpretation of ancillary diagnostic techniques. Students are assigned to off-campus clinical experiences in the fall and spring semesters of their second year.

Program in Cytotechnology/ Histotechnology

930 Madison - Suite 664
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6304