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There are two ways to enter the Cytotechnology Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The applicant:

  1. Has already completed a bachelor's degree and meets the admissions requirements listed below.
  2. Is a senior at one of Mayo Clinic's affiliated academic institutions, which have agreed to accept our training as valid fourth-year completion of their bachelor's degrees (3+1 option).

Whichever path is chosen, applicants must receive a bachelor's degree by the time they complete this program.

These prerequisites are required to apply for admission:

  • Three years (90 semester or 120 quarter hours) in an affiliated college or university
  • Twenty semester (or 30 quarter) hours in biology, biological sciences or both, including courses such as general biology, cell biology, physiology, anatomy, histology, bacteriology, parasitology, zoology, embryology and genetics
  • Eight semester (or 12 quarter) hours in chemistry
  • Three semester (or four quarter) hours in basic mathematics
  • College or university cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, though applicants are not selected based on grades alone

Non-U.S. citizen applicants

See the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences non-U.S. citizen applicants policy.

More information

See further Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admissions policy information.

March 15, 2017