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Histotechnology (MHS) How to Apply

Histotechnology (MHS) 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.

  When you are ready to apply to the Histotechnology program, visit the Banner online application website and choose the program code MHS.

Admission Requirements

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.

In addition to these credentials, students must also submit the following documents:

  • Math/Science GPA calculation form [PDF]
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript from all colleges and universities attended or where coursework was attempted or taken
  • Resume
  • Self-assessment essays:
    • Discuss goals, conditions or career applications that motivate you to pursue graduate studies at Drexel University College of medicine.
    • What are you most important accomplishments?
    • What do you expect to achieve through this program?

Application Deadlines and Fees

  • Application fee: $65 (check or money order payable to Drexel University or pay application fee online)
  • Application cycle starts in October for matriculation the following August
  • GRE school code 2194, department code 0215
  • Application deadline is the 2nd Friday of June

Tuition for the Current Academic Year

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

Financial Aid Information

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.

Apply online to the Histotechnology program

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