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Cytotechnology and Cell Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #394 (BCR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
Cytotechnologists are experts of cell and tissue structure morphology and function, and using microscopes, automated imaging systems and sophisticated laboratory techniques to detect and diagnose diseases. Cytotechnology and Cell Sciences is offered at Thomas Jefferson University.
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Professionals in this field:

  • Select and perform molecular and immunologic tests that help to personalize patient care 
  • Diagnose mysterious respiratory illnesses
  • Assist clinicians in collecting and evaluating specimens from any body site 
  • Identify precancerous cells at their earliest and most curable stage 

Why Thomas Jefferson University?

Students in our Cytotechnology programs gain classroom, laboratory and practical experience in five key areas:

  • Cell collection, preparation and staining techniques
  • Evaluation criteria for cell and biopsy specimens from all body organs and tissues
  • Correlation of clinical information and the patient's history with cytologic diagnosis so that an accurate diagnosis can be reported
  • Management of a cytology laboratory budget, inventory, personnel and quality assurance practices
  • How automated cell analysis and molecular diagnostic systems are contributing to and changing the way cytology is practiced

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Methods of Effective Thinking
  • Functional Histology
  • Principles of Cell Analysis
  • Cytopathology
  • Cytopathology Laboratory
  • Pathology
  • Cytological and Surgical Pathology Techniques

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Submit a completed Philadelphia University undergraduate admissions application
  • Official high school/college transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a designated Philadelphia University representative and one from a professional or academic source)
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Personal statement
  • Resume

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    40680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    40680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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