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Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy is the profession in which radiations are directed at diseased tissues in strictly controlled circumstances to cure or palliate the disease. The radiation therapist has considerable responsibility in the area of patient care and must be knowledgeable regarding the psychology of dealing with terminally ill patients and their families. As a radiation therapist you are able to spend more time with the patient since their treatment plan will typically take 4-6 weeks to complete. You become a part of the patients’ treatment team and they depend on you for their care and comfort. The radiation therapist sees and speaks with the patient each day and performs an assessment of their condition to determine if treatment should be given or withheld until the patient sees the physician. It is the radiation therapist that delivers the radiation treatments.

Our Mission

The Department Empowers Life by:   

  • Educating students to be competent, professional, entry-level practitioners capable of assuming leadership roles in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy or Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 
  • Educating students through higher education, multiple specialties, and/or advanced modalities. 
  • Promoting student and graduate participation in scholarly activity that enhances student learning, the professions, and health care.
  • Promoting student and graduate service opportunities. 


Effectiveness Data

Departmental graduation rates; certification pass rates and job placement rates for the past 5 years in Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and BSRS degree completion.

Outcomes Report (2018 – 2022)

Program Effectiveness  Data

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The goals for the Radiation Therapy program in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are:

  • Students will be clinically competent. 
    • Students integrate didactic and clinical experiences while caring for patients.
    • Students will demonstrate clinical skills proficiency.
  • Students will develop and apply skills in effective communication. 
    • Students demonstrate effective communication skills with staff, physicians, and patients.
    • Graduates demonstrate effective communication skills.
    • Students demonstrate effective written communication skills.
    • Students demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  • Students will exhibit effective critical thinking skills. 
    • Students demonstrate effective critical thinking skills in the clinical setting.
    • Graduates demonstrate effective critical thinking skills in the clinical setting.
    • Students will synthesize didactic and clinical information in clinical case studies.
    • Students will develop a useable 3D treatment plan. 
  • Students will develop and exhibit professional practices. 
    • Students will demonstrate ethical decision-making principles.
    • Students will demonstrate professional behaviors.
    • Students will attend/participate in state and national and/or professional meetings.
  • Students will be engaged in student governance, service to the University, the community, and profession. 
    • Students participate in student governance groups
    • Students participate in professional and community activities.


Accrediting Body

The MIRS Radiation Therapy Program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The Program received an 8-year “Accredited” accreditation status in September 2019, which is the maximum duration that may be awarded. 

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

Click here for program detail and how to apply!


Program Faculty

Marissa Mangrum, MSRS RT(T)
Program Director

Amanda Hanstein, BSMIRS, RT(T)
Clinical Coordinator

Contact Information

Office of Academic and Student Affairs
Phone: (405) 271-6588
Fax: (405) 271-3120

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Robin White, M.Ed., RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Admissions Coordinator
P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73190-0901
Phone: (405) 271-6477
Fax: (405) 271-1424