Histology Technician Program student in a lab


To be eligible to apply for the Histology Technician Program, you must have verification of at least a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale and successful completion of at least 36 semester hours of college-level coursework with a strong track record in biology and chemistry.

Applicants must have obtained or will obtain an associate degree or higher upon completion of the program. Candidates have two options:

  1. Enter the program with an associate degree or higher from an accredited institution
  2. Earn an Associate of Science histology technician degree in partnership with Rochester Community and Technical College.

In addition, applicants must have completed courses with a grade C or better in these areas:

  • Eight semester hours of biology (anatomy, physiology, histology and medical terminology highly recommended)
  • Eight semester hours of chemistry
  • Three semester hours of social science or humanities (such as psychology, sociology or ethics)
  • Three semester hours of college math
  • Three semester hours of English or a writing course

It is also essential that applicants have basic computer skills to meet the demands of the online curriculum.

Non-U.S. citizen applicants

U.S. citizenship or permanent immigrant status is required for admission to the Histology Technician Program.

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential for success in the program and to ensure patient safety.

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

Technical and essential functions

See a complete listing of technical and essential functions required by the Histology Technician Program.

More information

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

May 18, 2017