Cytotechnology / Diagnostic Cytology

Fast Facts

Degree: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Cytotechnology (final year 2021-22)
The UNMC Cytotechnology program will be transitioning to a Master of Diagnostic Cytology degree in fall 2022. We will update information as it becomes available. Contact program officials for more information.
Length: 12 months (3 semesters)
Program Start: Fall semester
Class Size: Varies by site
Campus Location: Omaha & Satellite Sites
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Application Open: January 25, 2021
Application Close: April 1, 2021
Interviews: Program will work with applicants to schedule interviews.

Cytotechnologists perform microscopic examinations of specially stained slides of human cells from sites throughout the body for the early diagnosis and treatment of disease.
UNMC’s cytotechnology program:


“The profession is very versatile and I love the daily challenge. The program at UNMC has far exceeded my expectations.” - N. Baker, Cytotechnology graduate