MS in Allied Health Sciences - Medical Dosimetry

MS in Medical Dosimetry

At this time we are not accepting applications for fall 2017 admission.

The Master of Science degree program in Allied Health Sciences has a specialization in Medical Dosimetry. The program is designed to provide registered radiation therapists that have a BA or BS degree an opportunity for advanced education, training, and research. Graduates of the program are eligible to make application to the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB).

At this time we are not accepting applications for fall 2017 admission.

To be considered for admission, an applicant must:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required;
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or a minimum 3.0 GPA in at least 12 hours of graded graduate coursework. The College of Allied Health does not recognize academic forgiveness nor reprieve policies. All attempts of a course are included in the calculation of GPAs;
  3. Have completed all prerequisite courses with grades of C or better prior to beginning the program;
  4. Be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist in Radiation Therapy. 
  5. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended and non-refundable application fees;
  6. Provide the name and address of three references each of who are familiar with the applicant's skills, professional accomplishments, and intellectual potential;
  7. Type a career goal statement which should include a description of how the applicant expects the program to assist in meeting their career goals;
  8. Applications will be processed by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Admissions Advisory Committee. The committee will consider the quality of the career goal statement and the compatibility of the applicant's career goals with those of the program. It is expected that writing and computer skills of applicants be excellent. The committee may require interviews;
  9. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The OUHSC institution code for the TOEFL is 6902;
  10. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES); and
  11. Submit a completed on-line application. Application deadline is April 1 for fall admission.

Course numbers are those of the University of Oklahoma.  Approved prerequisite courses are offered at many institutions.  Check the Transfer Equivalencies Database or with your school advisor regarding equivalent courses.  There are instructions on that page on how to request a transcript evaluation for particular courses if your courses are not listed in the database.

OU Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1743 Calculus I for Business, Life and Social Sciences 3
CHEM 1315 General Chemistry I & Lab 4-5
CL C 2413 Medical Vocabulary 2-3
PHYS 2414 Physics I for Life Science Majors 4
PHYS 2424 Physics II for Life Science Majors 4

The Master of Science degree with Specialization in Medical Dosimetry is an advanced degree focusing on in-depth study and research designed to meet the needs and interests of each student. Forty hours of post-baccalaureate course work are required.

  1. All students are required to take core interdisciplinary and seminar courses (8 credit hours).
  2. There is a 6 credit hour requirement for research methods and statistic courses.
  3. There are 26 hours credit hours required in an area of specialization.


Students may expect additional costs that include, but are not limited to, a personal computer, textbooks, lab fees, insurance, and supplies. Students are required to assume financial responsibilities for expenses associated with clinical requirements. For financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (405) 271-2118.


Additional cost information:

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The programs of the Department of Allied Health Sciences and the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are programmatically accredited by their affiliated national academic accrediting agencies which are listed below.  Although policies and procedures exist within the University, College, Department and Program to report academic complaints or complaints involving sexual assault, discrimination and harassment; students may contact their respective programmatic accrediting body if they determine their complaints are not being addressed in accordance with the policies and procedures of the institution.

Accreditation Status Change

As of February 16, 2017, The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the national accrediting body for Medical Dosimetry programs, has placed the Medical Dosimetry program sponsored by the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center on Probationary Accreditation until June 2018. 

The decision to place the program on Probationary Accreditation was due to graduate credentialing first attempt pass rates falling below 75% (Reported at 69%).  “The Committee based this decision on areas of non-compliance with Standard Five: Objective 5.2 - Lack of assurance that the program documents effectiveness data - Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 75 percent at first attempt within twelve months of graduation.”

Probationary Accreditation may be awarded when an accredited program is subsequently determined not to be in substantial compliance with the relevant accreditation standards. Probationary Accreditation is usually limited to one (1) year. It may not extend beyond two (2) years.

Once placed on probation, programs that still fail to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the JRCERT, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having their accreditation withdrawn. 

The Medical Dosimetry program is accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone:   312.704.5300
Fax:  312.704.5304
 

 

Students applying to the College of Allied Health and the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences will be required to obtain a Criminal History Background Check and a Drug Test.  Many clinical facilities require the background check, including a check of the sex offenders list.  It is the student’s responsibility to have the background check completed prior to starting the clinical experience and as instructed by the clinical coordinator.  It is the student’s responsibility to maintain the background check for presentation to the clinical facility personnel.

Drug screening is required of all OUHSC students in designated programs as many clinical facilities require students to pass a drug test.  It is the student’s responsibility to comply with the necessary procedures and consent forms for the required drug screening.  Students who fail to adhere to the drug testing procedure established by the Department will be deferred for a year while documentation can be received for clearance.  

Any arrest, charge or conviction for a felony or a misdemeanor may also affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the certification examination in their profession.  For a fee, many certification boards will conduct a pre-assessment based on the student’s prior offenses to determine if the student would be allowed to sit for the board examination.  Students may contact the following certification boards directly for further information:

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the prospective student's page to utilize resources such as the transfer equivalency tables, admission statistics, job shadowing, gpa calculation, tuition cost, scholarships, student life, campus resources, etc.

Department of Allied Health Sciences
Stacy Anderson, MS, RT (T), CMD
Program Director, Medical Dosimetry
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1200 N Stonewall, PO Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 271- 6477
Fax: (405) 271- 3580
Email Professor Stacy Anderson

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