Admission Requirements

Application Deadline
: Application must be made through the UAB Graduate School by the deadlines specified. Students begin the program in fall.

Requirements for Admission: Baccalaureate degree with a 3.0 GPA or 3.0 on the last 60 hours, GRE scores of 500 or better in each area; completion of prerequisite Cytology courses with a minimum grade of C; and documentation of a visit to a cytology laboratory. Qualified applicants will be interviewed by the UAB Clinical Laboratory Sciences faculty. If accepted, students must then complete the UAB medical history questionnaire and physical, provide proof of required immunizations, and receive satisfactory screening by the UAB Medical Center Student Health Service.

Application Procedure: Application must be made through the UAB Graduate School. On-line application is available at

Cytotechnology Laboratory Visit Requirement:  Please contact the SHP Admissions Office for a listing of clinical sites that are available for shadowing.  You will need to take a copy of  the Cytotechnology Laboratory Visit form with you and obtain the appropriate signatures.  Please submit a copy of the completed form to the SHP Admissions Office.

Prerequisite Requirements

Essential Functions