The Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences offers an online non-clinical degree completion program for clinicians holding a professional credential in nuclear medicine, radiography, radiation therapy, or sonography. The degree offered is a 100% web-based Bachelor of Science in Radiation Sciences. It allows working adults with current credentials to finish their Bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months.
Interested in the program, but not sure if you have all the prerequisites to apply? Click here to start a transcript review. A detailed list of what is required to apply will be emailed to you within two weeks.
The purpose of the program is to provide a web delivered career ladder program for working professionals pursuing:
- career enhancement,
- clinical management positions, or
- leadership roles.
The interdisciplinary aspect of the program will promote expansion of knowledge across imaging disciplines and collaboration among disciplines, which are hallmarks of today’s health care environment.
The benefits of this program include:
- ability to go to class anywhere there is access to the World-Wide-Web;
- flexibility to fulfill work and family responsibilities while working toward a degree;
- college credit awarded for prior credential, degree, and work experience; and
- access to other students, professors, and professionals through bulletin board discussions.
Students who meet the following criteria will be eligible for admission to the program:
- hold current credential as RT(R), RT(N), CNMT, RT(T), RDMS, RDCS, or RVT; and
- have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all college 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.
AND meet one of the following requirements:
- successfully completed a programmatically accredited program in nuclear medicine, radiography, radiation therapy, or sonography with one year work experience; or
- have five years of work experience in a radiation sciences profession.
AND meet one of the following requirements:
- hold an associate degree and completed appropriate General Education requirements for a baccalaureate degree (must have a minimum of 60 credit hours prior to beginning the program).; or
- completed the defined list of prerequisites that includes General Education requirements for a baccalaureate degree (must have a minimum of 60 credit hours prior to beginning the program).
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Prerequisites are specific according to the degree or certificate received and when the applicant began college. All students must enter the program with at least 60 hours of prior college coursework. Applicants can finish their last two prerequisite courses after being admitted to the program. Prerequisites can be viewed by opening one of the documents below with Adobe Reader.
Check the Transfer Equivalencies Database or with your school advisor regarding equivalent courses.
Prerequisite List (for students with Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Science)
Prerequisite List (for students with a Certificate)
- Review and follow the instructions for application to the College of Allied Health
- The Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Admissions Committee will consider applications on an individual basis. Any exceptions will be made on an individual basis. Students wishing to be considered for Fall admission must submit their entire application and official, sealed transcripts by June 1. Students wishing to be considered for Spring admission must submit their entire application and official, sealed transcripts by November 1.
- The applicant must accept or decline the position through their online application within 14 days of the application decision.
- Students accepted are required to confirm their intention to enroll by paying a non-refundable deposit on enrollment, applied toward tuition and fees during the first term.
- If you would like an advisor to evaluate your transcripts to determine any remaining prerequisites needed, please fax a request for Web Program Evaluation to Leslee Smith at (405) 271-1424 . Please include full name, address, email, contact number, and copies of all transcripts. Complete the following form to start a transcript review.
A tuition waiver is given to out-of-state residents in the Radiation Sciences program for each semester equal to in-state tuition rates. Students will pay the in-state tuition rate for all OUHSC courses offered in this program. Please note that one general education required course offered by OU-Norman; in which out-of-state tuition rates will apply.
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:
Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees
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The curriculum is designed to provide the working adult maximum flexibility in course completion. Students holding a national entry credential in a radiation science profession with prior work experience in the field will be awarded up to 30 credit hours. Twenty-eight credit hours of coursework will be provided via the internet by the University of Oklahoma. The student must also complete three credit hours of electives that may be completed in the areas of administration/management or advanced imaging.
Awarded credit (based on prior credentialing, education, experience, and previous elective coursework) = 30 hours
Total Programmatic Courses = 28 hours
Additional Elective Courses = 3 hours (at any accredited college or university)
Total OUHSC hours for Bachelor of Science Degree = 61 hours
The semester curriculum sequence is set up to be an 18 month program beginning with the Fall semester. Students who begin the curriculum in the Spring may not be able to complete the curriculum in the 18 month timeframe. Students who have other obligations and want a lighter course load may elect to complete the degree in 24-60 months.
|First Year Experience Selective Course
|Clinical Accreditation & Regulation
|Ethics in Film
|Multidisciplinary Capstone Seminar
|Instrumentation and Safety
*Student must take three of the four Principles courses that survey the professions outside their credential, including: radiography MIRS 3412, nuclear medicine MIRS 3432, radiation therapy MIRS 3452 and sonography MIRS 3802.
OUHSC offers classes that will count toward electives in the areas of administration/management or advanced imaging.
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.
Distance Education Complaint Process
It is the intention of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center to comply with all Federal and State regulations related to distance education. Federal distance education requirements and a detailed description of the complaint process are found at ou.edu/content/distanceeducation.html .
The complaint process for program issues begins at the college level. The contact for the College of Allied Health is Susan Tucker, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at (405)271-6588; Susan-Tucker@ouhsc.edu. If complaints cannot be resolved at the college level, you may file a complaint with Dr. Valerie Williams, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at 405.271.5557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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