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Histology Technician Program student learning how to process microscope slides

Class size and location options

First session: August to May

The first session begins in August and graduates in May. This session is composed of six students at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota, and one student at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida.

Second session: January to October

The second session begins in January and graduates in October. This session is composed of six students at the Minnesota campus, one student at the Florida campus, and one student at Mayo Clinic's campus in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Lectures originate primarily from the Minnesota campus and are made available to all students using live, interactive video-enabled virtual classrooms. Coursework is assigned online. All labs and clinical work take place at your home campus.

Admission policies

Non-U.S. citizen applicants

Admission to Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is open to U.S. workers in the four categories below. Therefore, visa sponsorship is not available.

  1. U.S. citizens
  2. U.S. nationals
  3. Lawful permanent residents
  4. Asylees and refugees

Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). Scores from the speaking portion of the exam are given particular consideration in admission decisions. Learn more about the exam and register online at the Educational Testing Service.

The Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences code for the TOEFL iBT is 5784.

Educational transcripts from schools outside the U.S. must be translated (if they are not already in English) and evaluated for U.S. equivalence by an accredited credential evaluation service company prior to submission. Please refer to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services for a list of qualified companies. The applicant pays for the examination and credential-evaluation services.

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