Saint Louis University


Program in Cytotechnology

Become an expert in disease detection.

Cytotechnology is a medical laboratory specialty in which the cytotechnologist prepares and examines cellular samples from various body sites under a microscope to identify benign and malignant cell changes. 

Students spend the first three years completing classes in the basic sciences (chemistry and biology), math and liberal arts to lay a solid, yet well rounded, foundation for the cytotechnology sequence. Senior and post-baccalaureate students matriculate together through the final year, which consists of courses focused on the histology and cytology of the human body, molecular diagnostics, specimen processing and clinical practica.

The Cytotechnology Program was founded in 1993 at the former Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing and Allied Health and moved to Saint Louis University in 2007. The CT Program accepts freshman, transfer and post-baccalaureate students. The Program is accredited to graduate up to 12 students each year.

Cytotechnology Curricular Tracks:

Program Highlights:
  • Continuously accredited since 1993 through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • One of only 25 cytotechnology programs in the United States
  • Only cyotechnology program in the four state region of Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Kentucky
  • Low student to faculty ratio
  • Excellent clinical sites, including Barnes Jewish Hospital-Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Saint Louis University Hospital - SLUCare Cancer Center
  • Clinical practicum guaranteed for students in good standing
  • National certification pass rates consistently exceed national average and is 100%



Freshman Admission

Transfer Admission

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