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Help Uncover Disease & Get Patients the Treatment They Need

Cytotechnologists are a critical component of the medical profession, as the specimens they analyze guide treatment decisions made by doctors. Seton Hill University’s Cytotechnology Program will provide you with the skills and experience necessary to become a board-certified cytotechnologist, and to play a crucial role in the lives of patients. 

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Why the Cytotechnology 3+1 Program at Seton Hill University?

Seton Hill University’s 3+1 program partners with the Anisa I. Kanbour School of Cytotechnology at UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. As a student in this unique program, you will spend three years at Seton Hill:

  • learning the science that supports the practice of cytotechnology, including microbiology, genetics, cell biology, chemistry, human anatomy and quantitative analysis.
  • enjoying study in the liberal arts to ensure that you have a broad knowledge base to support you in the years to come.


Your final year will involve intensive training at UPMC Magee. After successful completion of your clinical experience, you will earn a B.S. in Cytotechnology from Seton Hill University and be ready to take the national certification exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Board of Certification. Seton Hill students benefit from the “loss” of a fourth year on-campus, as you spend your final year of schooling getting real-world experience in the medical field, while still graduating in four years with your class. 


Most Undergrads Move On to Careers or Grad School

Most cytotechnologists work in hospitals or commercial laboratories, but with more experience may work in private industry or supervisory, research and teaching positions. 

Employment opportunities and salaries vary in this field, depending on geographic location, experience and ability, but the demand for experienced cytotechnologists is high and will continue to grow. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the outlook for medical and clinical lab technologists in the U.S. to grow faster than average. The average salary for cytotechnologists is roughly $60,000 per year, while those in supervisory positions can earn an average of about $70,000 per year. After completing an undergraduate degree in cytotechnology, you can move forward into your career - without needing to go to graduate or medical school.

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Seton Hill University’s award-winning Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) will work with you throughout your academic journey to provide you with the career preparation skills that you need to move forward into your career after graduation. 

State-of-the-Art Facilities

As a Seton Hill University student, you will have access to cutting edge technology, labs and classrooms in The Joanne Woodyard-Boyle Health Sciences Center, which is home to our Natural and Health Sciences programs, including Seton Hill University’s Cytotechnology Program. 

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Seton Hill University features streamlined admission requirements and a comprehensive aid program. You can apply online for free any time.

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To contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, fill out our online Request for Information form. You may also call us any time at (724) 838-4281 or (800) 826-6234, or send an email to