Histotechnology Certificate program
Apply to the Program
Applications posted after July 1, 2011 require a $25.00 application fee
Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution you have attended are required. Use the Transcript Request Form or send your own request to the registrar of each institution. Final transcripts showing completion of work in progress and/or degree awarded must also be sent and received no later than the beginning of the program.
You must submit three references. Typically these are completed by major advisors, professors, or employers. Please contact them early to insure the timely arrival of the documents. Use the Reference Form provided. A letter of reference may also be included, however, the official reference form must also be provided.
Statement of Purpose
This statement should be a concise, well-written essay about your background and reasons for pursuing a post bachelor's certificate in histotechnology. It should make three points. First, you should give information about your academic background as it pertains to your professional goals, any obstacles you felt you have had to overcome, and the motivating influences that stimulated your interest in pursuing histotechnology as a career. Second, discuss your learning strengths and weaknesses and your educational philosophy about the instructor-learner relationship. Finally, discuss your other attributes that make you a qualified candidate for acceptance. Please format the paper as such, centered at the top of the paper, place the following:
- Statement of Purpose by (your name in bold) submitted as part of the application to the MUSC Medical Center Histotechnology Program
- Date in month, day, year format.
The paper should be double-spaced and typed in a professional-style12-point font.
Physical Function Requirements
There are physical (technical) standards such as manual dexterity, hearing, fine motor skills, mobility, vision, and communication that are required for completion of the program. The standards are basic and essential requirements that may also be necessary in obtaining employment in the field of histotechnology. Applicants are required to read the "MUSC Medical Center Physical Requirements" document and sign a confirmation form stating that they meet these requirements.
Please notify the Histotechnology Program office immediately of any change in the following:
- Permanent mailing address
- Email address
- Legal name change
- Telephone number
- Courses in progress
- Courses to be taken
- Statement of Purpose*
- $25.00 Application Fee*
- Physical function requirements*
- Transcript request form (from each academic institution)
- Reference request form (must submit 3 references)
*Submit to:Histotechnology Program DirectorLaboratory ServicesMedical University of South Carolina165 Ashley AvenueP.O. Box 250908Charleston, SC 29425