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There are two ways to enter the Mayo School of Health Sciences Cytotechnology Program.

You may be accepted if you have completed your bachelor's degree and meet the requirements listed below. Or, you may enter as a senior from one of our affiliated academic institutions, which have agreed to accept our training as valid fourth-year completion of their bachelor's degrees.

Whichever path you choose, you must receive your bachelor's degree by the time you 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 and/or the biological sciences, 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
  • Your college or university cumulative GPA should be at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, though applicants are not selected based on grades alone

International applicants

See the Mayo School of Health Sciences international applicants policy.

More information

See further Mayo School of Health Sciences admissions policy information.

  • March 3, 2014
  • ART304922