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Associate of Science in Histotechnology (IUPUI)

Program Details

Indiana University offers the Associate of Science in Histotechnology, the study of cellular structure and tissue anatomy of plants and animals. As members of a laboratory team, Histotechnicians and histotechnologists employ histologic technology to diagnose diseases, to conduct research, or to instruct others in the science. This program was designed to provide the nationwide health care community with individuals competent to conduct high-quality histologic procedures. The curriculum balances technical knowledge and clinical competence gained in the histology laboratory setting. Program faculty assist students in reaching their own professional goals by providing academic and occupational advisement.

Job openings for qualified Histotechnicians can be found in the following settings:

  • hospitals and clinics
  • dermapathology labs
  • public health facilities
  • industrial research
  • veterinary pathology
  • marine biology
  • forensic pathology
  • pharmaceutical research
  • agriculture

Once students complete their Associate of Science in Histotechnology, they can sit for the National Registry exam for Histotechnician (HT) certification.

This graduate certificate is awarded by Purdue University at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). IUPUI is administered by Indiana University.


  • High school diploma or equivalent with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • Histotechnology Certificate  or be certified as a histotechnologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of recommendation from applicant’s histology laboratory supervisor
  • Letter of recommendation from a supervising pathologist of the laboratory where clinical education will occur

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission