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Histotechnology (MHS) How to Apply

This page contains information about how to apply to the Master of Science in Histotechnology (MHS) program, including the following:

Histotechnology program students will be selected on the basis of adequate educational background and medical experience. A bachelor's degree in the biological, allied health or other science-related field, with a cumulative GPA of approximately 2.75, is required for acceptance into the master's degree program. The student should have successfully completed the minimum science courses required for a bachelor's degree in biological sciences. Prerequisite coursework will include mathematics, English composition, general chemistry, organic and/or biochemistry and biological science. Anatomy, histology and microbiology coursework is recommended but not mandatory for acceptance.

Admission is granted on a rolling basis.

Apply to the fall 2017 or future terms

Admissions Criteria

Candidates for the Histotechnology program must provide the following credentials:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or an international equivalent.
  • Completion of one year each of general biology, chemistry, physics, and organic chemistry with laboratories and grades of C or above; anatomy, histology, and microbiology are recommended, but not mandatory.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher to be competitive.
  • Official General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores at or above the 50th percentile.

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  • Application cycle starts in October for matriculation the following August
  • Application deadline is the 2nd Friday of June

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Required Components of a Completed Application

To be considered for acceptance, an applicant must provide the following as part of a complete online application for admission. For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.

Graduate Admission Application

Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. Please note, an application fee of $65 U.S. is required.

Apply to the fall 2017 or future terms


Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Electronic transcripts preferred. Download transcript request form [PDF]

GPA Form

Provide a completed Math/Science GPA calculation form [PDF].

Standardized Test Scores

An official General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score at or above the 50th percentile is required for the Histotechnology program. GRE school code 2194, department code 0215.

Essay/Personal Statement

Please write approximately 500 words explaining your reasons for pursuing a degree from Drexel; discuss goals, conditions or career applications that motivate you to pursue graduate studies at Drexel University College of Medicine; what are your most important accomplishments; and what do you expect to achieve through this program. For fall 2017 and future terms, submit your essay with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.


For fall 2017 and future terms, upload your résumé as part of your admission application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required. To electronically request recommendations, you must list your recommenders and their contact information on your application. We advise that you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they received your recommendation request — they may need to check their junk mail folder. Additionally, it is your responsibility to confirm that your recommenders will submit letters by your application deadline and follow up with recommenders who have not completed their recommendations. For fall 2017 and future terms, request recommendations with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

Apply to the fall 2017 or future terms

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Mailing Address

Division of Interdisciplinary and Career-oriented Programs
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
245 North 15th Street, Mail Stop 344
New College Building, Room 4104
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Financial Information

Tuition information for the Histotechnology program is available on the Drexel Central website.

Financial aid is available from many sources, such as the federal government and private organizations, or from the University itself. Financial aid may be in the form of loans, grants, scholarships or part-time employment. For information regarding financing your education, please visit Drexel Central.

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A Drexel University College of Medicine graduate student working in the histotechnology laboratory.