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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.

“The program gave me an excellent foundation to be successful in the clinic and as a supervisor. The faculty are truly committed to the success of each student and the resources available are outstanding.”

Andrew Martin, MBA/MHA, RT(T), Alumni and Radiation Therapy Manager, Stevenson Cancer Center

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, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or Medical Dosimetry.
  • Educating imaging and therapy professionals through higher education, advanced continuing education and career advancement.
  • Promoting student and graduate participation in scholarly activity and policy development that enhances the educational process, the professions and health care.
  • Promoting student and graduate service opportunities to the University, the community and the professions that contribute to enhancing overall patient care. (Updated 2015-2020)

Effectiveness Data

Graduation rates; certification pass rates and job placement rates for the past 5 years in Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Medical Dosimetry. 

Outcomes Report (2016 – 2020)

Program Effectiveness  Data

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The goals for the programs in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are to:

  • Students will be clinically competent.
    • Students integrate didactic and clinical experiences while caring for patients.
  • Students will develop and apply skills in effective communication.
    • Students demonstrate effective communication skills.
    • Graduates demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Students will develop 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 engage in scholarly activity within the professions.
    • Students will present one scholarly topic to an interdisciplinary group of health care professionals.
  • Students will develop an appreciation of lifelong learning.
    • Students will present one scholarly topic each semester.
  • 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.

(Updated 2015-2020)

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 Services
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