• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Histotechnology programme offered by Roosevelt University is the only bachelor's level histotechnology training program in the state of Illinois. The affiliation with Northwestern Memorial Hospital is exclusive and only current RU students are eligible to apply for the clinical training portion of the program.


Students of the Histotechnology programme offered by Roosevelt University complete a minimum 90 semester hours of academic course work at Roosevelt University, including the University Writing Requirement and the College of Arts and Sciences general education requirements, in addition to the histotechnology concentration requirements outlined below. They complete their last 30 semester hours in a one-year, full-time, daytime clinical training program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Upon successful completion of the clinical program, students receive a certificate in histotechnology from the hospital, a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health from the University, and are eligible to sit for the ASCP certification examination.


Histotechnologists process patient samples for the detection of tissue abnormalities and to determine the best treatment for the diseases causing the abnormalities. In addition to the dyes and chemicals used to prepare and stain tissues for microscopy, immunological and DNA techniques are used to determine specific cell types in tumors. Histotechnologists work in conjunction with the pathology department at a variety of hospital, surgical and clinical locations. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ecology, Genetics and Evolution
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • General Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • College Algebra
  • Elementary Statistics

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


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  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Complete the online application.
  • Self-report cumulative high school GPA and SAT/ACT test scores. Note, official transcripts and test scores are only required upon the request of Roosevelt University.
  • Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • ​Admission into the ALH Histotechnology major at Roosevelt University follows standard criteria for the University. Admission to clinical training is at the discretion of the clinical affiliate, Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Students are not guaranteed admission. The minimum GPA for application for this program is 2.75 GPA overall and a 2.75 GPA in the pre-requisite courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29832 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29832 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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