Explore Programs in Cytopathology Offered at Rutgers
We’ve revised our entry-level curriculum to reflect changes in the movement to diagnostic cytology practice and shortened the time frame for completion from 5 to 4 semesters. Our entry-level program admission requirements were also modified to provide broader access to applicants from diverse educational backgrounds to our program and a career in diagnostic cytology.
Advanced practice diagnostic cytologists are integral to providing anatomic pathology services. Our program teaches students to microscopically examine cells for malignancies, precancerous cells, and infectious diseases.
Diagnostic cytologists work closely with pathologists, other laboratory professionals, and clinicians in hospital and reference laboratories, cancer centers, biopharma corporations, and research and academic institutions to provide precision treatment and personalized patient care.
We offer two program options:
Full-time entry-level program, preparing you for diagnostic cytology practice, 43 credits
Full or part-time post-professional program for CT(ASCP) certified cytotechnologists looking to update skills to the advanced practice level, 35 credits
Contact a member of the cytopathology team to learn, ask questions, and start your journey toward a career as a diagnostic cytologist.
Lois E. Rockson PhD, MPH, MAEd, SCT(ASCP), CT (IAC)