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Learn more about becomeing a cytotechnologist at our Open House on April 25.
2:30-4 p.m.
B22 Smith Hall
101 Warren Street

Advance Practice Cytotechnology Profession

MS in Clinical Laboratory - Cytopathology Track


Do you pride yourself on your attention to detail, decision-making ability, and excellent communication skills? Are you interested in applying the principles of evidence-based practice, engaging in research, scholarship, continuous learning, and upholding the highest levels of ethical and professional values? If you answered yes, then a career in Cytotechnology may be for you. 

Advanced practice cytotechnologists are integral to providing anatomic pathology services; they work closely with pathologists, other laboratory professionals, and clinicians in hospital and reference laboratories, cancer centers, as well as in biopharma corporations, and research and academic institutions. 

  • Rutgers provides the only accredited cytotechnology educational program in New Jersey through the MS in CLS Cytopathology Track. 
  • The curriculum consists of 60 credits taken over 5 semesters, including 37 credits of Cytopathology core, 6 credits of Cytopathology electives, 12 credits of the MS-CLS core, and 5 credits of a graduate project. 
  • Post professional option for practicing cytotechnologists require only 29 to 35 credits to complete the MS degree.
  • Lectures and seminars are conducted on campus and online and student laboratory sessions are conducted on campus. 
  • Supervised clinical practice is provided at affiliated clinical sites in hospitals and reference laboratories. 
Do you want to learn more?
There are two points of entry into the program. Explore both to see which one is the best for you. 
  1. Entry Level Option: For individuals with a BS degree in biology or related science who completed the required undergraduate prerequisite science courses.

  2. Post Professional Option: For practicing cytotechnologists with a BS degree from an accredited university, who completed a CAAHEP-accredited Cytotechnology Program, and have cytotechnologist certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology, CT(ASCP).
Download the program's flyer to learn more about this exciting program.

Contact a member of the Cytotechnology team to learn, ask questions, and start your journey towards a career in Cytotechnology:

Prof. Lois Rockson, Program Director
(908) 889-2424

The Program does not provide credits for "Experiential Learning"






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