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Adv. Cert. in Cytotechnology

Program Overview:

Degree Offered: Adv. Cert.  (26 credits)
Fall Application Deadline: April 1
Graduate Advisor: Dr. Steven Einheber
Contact Information: seinhebe@hunter.cuny.edu
212-481-4502

Applicants who have completed all or part of their university studies in a non-US institution and/or require student visas must submit their applications no later than February 1 to be considered for Fall admission.

*Please note: Certificate and Advanced Certificate programs are NOT ELIGIBLE for Federal Financial Aid


Admission Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

  • A bachelor’s degree in science in the major of medical laboratory sciences, biology, chemistry or the physical sciences from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College.
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
  • The following prerequisite courses or their equivalent as determined by the program are required: inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, anatomy and physiology; cell biology, mathematics and statistics, human genetics, immunology and clinical microbiology.
  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional references.
  • A statement of purpose of approximately 500 words, including a bit about the path that brought you to this program, and your motivation to explore cytotechnology as a career.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • Paper Based Test: 550
      • Computer Administered Test: 213
      • Internet Based Test: 60 (less speaking component) 

For information on taking the TOEFL, visit www.TOEFL.org.  For information on submitting your TOEFL scores as part of your application visit Submitting TOEFL scores.

Additional Information:

For additional program information, visit the Medical Laboratory Sciences website.

Graduate Admissions Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm

Fridays 10:00am-12:00pm


Hunter College will be CLOSED on:

Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas Break

**Please follow the Hunter College website for additional college closings

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