University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- Cytopathologists and histotechnologists are highly skilled laboratory professionals
who prepare and process tissue and cellular material for evaluation, as well as examine
body tissue cells microscopically in order to identify abnormalities.
- The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) offers a Master of Cytopathology
Practice program and a certificate program in Histotechnology.
- The University of Memphis and UTHSC have a 3+2 program that leads to a Master in Cytopathology
Practice for students majoring in Biology or Chemistry (Biochemistry Concentration).
Although the program at UTHSC admits applicants who have completed a minimum of 85
semester hours, students are strongly encouraged to complete a baccalaureate degree
with a major in Biology and/or Chemistry first.
- Students with a GPA less than a 3.0 will be required to take the GRE before being
considered for admissions. Minimum overall GPA is 3.0 or 2.5 with a competitive score
on the GRE.
- It is the applicant's responsibility to research each school and review recommended
coursework in addition to verifying the prerequisites listed below. Application dates
and deadlines may vary.
- Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the pre-professional advisor early in their academic career to discuss plans of study, student involvement, the application process to professional school, etc.
|Number of hours required by UTHSC
|MATH 1530 or higher
|ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020
|English Literature or Communication
|ENGL 2201, 2202 or COMM 2381
|Social Science Electives
|Recommended courses include History,
Anthropology, and Philosophy
|See options below for recommendations;
any UD BIOL will suffice
|See Advisor for options
|30 (85 hours needed total)