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Cytotechnology and Histotechnology

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.

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Application Deadlines

2022 Applications now open.
Early Application Deadline: January 30
Regular Application Deadline: April 15
Late Application Deadline: June 15

100% Graduation Rate
100% Exam Pass Rate
100% Employment Rate within 6 months of graduation

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the MCP Program are eligible to take both the cytotechnologist (CT) or histotechnologist (HTL) certification examination from the ASCP Board of Certification.

Year Graduation Rate CT Exam Pass Rate HTL Exam Pass Rate Employment Rate Within 6 months of Graduation Attrition Rate
2017 100% 100% 100% 100% 0%
2018 100% 100% 100% 100% 0%
2019 100% 100% 100% 100% 0%
2020 100% 100% 100% 100% 0%
2021 100% 100% 100% 100% 0%
Average 100% 100% 100% 100% 0%

Pass rates reflect the number of students who took the exam within the first year of graduation.

May 26, 2022