University of Nebraska Medical Center

Admission Requirements

Diagnostic Cytology Admissions Requirements

Enrollment in each program is limited and competitive. The admissions committee of each program, composed of program faculty, clinical placement location representatives, and administration, evaluates the qualifications of each applicant and makes the final selections for admission.

Admission to the Diagnostic Cytology Program requires the applicant to successfully complete the following prior to matriculation:

Required Degree

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in any field, from a regionally accredited institution prior to Orientation in August. Degrees with a science background are suggested but not required.


An overall GPA of higher than 2.8 (on 4.0 scale) at time of application submission.
Computer and/or previous health care experience.

Get complete application details on How to Apply.

Potential students should visit the clinical placement locations webpage for information and to apply.

INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: The master’s program is in the process of getting approval for admitting international students who require F-1 Visa sponsorship with a form I-20. So, please check with the program faculty before submitting an application.

Time Commitment

For students who work outside of the program, we recommend no more than 10 hours per week, due to the full-time school commitment.

Admission Demographics

Number of students accepted into the Cytology Program for the '23-24 academic year - 18
Average number of applications submitted per year - 35-40