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Histotechnology, MS

Earn a master’s degree as a Histotechnologist in one of only four programs in the country, receiving a background in both clinical practice and research.

EVMS School of Health Professions Open House

Considering a career in health professions or biomedical research? Sign up for our virtual open house, being held Dec. 4, 2021, and see which program is right for you.

Our program

The Histotechnology master’s degree program is one of only four of its kind in the country and allows students to work in both clinical practice and research environments, broadening professional options for our graduates. Classes will begin in August 2021 for the one-year program.

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What is a histotechnologist?

A histotechnologist works with a laboratory team to prepare medical specimens used to diagnose disease or other conditions. Primarily, they prepare specimens for analysis using delicate and complex processes including slicing, staining and other techniques.

Why choose EVMS?

Customized courses

Meet the competency standards in clinical and research settings, offering graduates a variety of employment options.


Prepare to complete the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification examination

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State-of-the-art facilities

Gain technical knowledge and hands-on training in our laboratories and shared instrumentation core facility.