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Bachelor of Medical Science in Medical Imaging Admission Process and Program Information

Program Director

D. Couch Moore

Professor Emeritus

P. Sprawls Jr.

Assistant Professors

D. Couch Moore


T. Brzinski, K. Greenberg, E. Lasley, B. Peck, T Whitley

Instructors (Clinical)

Sabine Alexis, Edwin Arias, Angie Bagwell, Selena Banks-Dickerson, Randy Bethea, Felicia Brannon Quarles,Page Chappell, Donald Character, Nicole Cowan, Sonya Cromer, Michael Daise, Brannon Dollar, Amanda Dunn, Eric Edmondson, Christian Elliott, Mindy Evans, Olivia Glass, LaToya Gotel, Tonya Knight Haney, Dustin Harris, Lisa Hecht, Lindsey Jones, Bertu Kedir, Diane King, Meredith King, Kim Landmon, Christine Lemon, Fu Tai Lu, Aurora Marinescu, John Mathew, Deon Moore, Kelly Mostek, Angela Pagan, Veena Rajeevan, Monica Reese, Sheila Reynolds, Quincy Roberts, Janiece Scott, Christi Smith, Jason Smitherman, John Stephanie, Mary Street, Vicki Swartz, Marji Thompson, Danny Thorogood, Nancy Turner, Robert Wells, Vicki White, Adrienne Williams, Brandy Zorn Dotson

Admission email:


The Emory University School of Medicine's Department of Radiology and Imagining Sciences, in cooperation with the medical school's affiliated hospitals and clinics, offers a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology approved program leading to a bachelor of medical science degree in medial imaging. Students satisfactorily completing the program fulfill requirements for certification set by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN, 55120-1155; 651.687.0048.

The department also offers credentialed certificate and associate degree radiologic technologists the opportunity to complete the bachelor of medical science degree program. This program prepares the graduate for positions in either medical imaging education, administration, CT or MRI and is offered in an on-line/hybrid format.

Information on applying for admission to these programs may be obtained by writing to Dawn Couch Moore, Medical Imaging Program, Emory University, 531 Asbury Circle, Room N 112, Mail Stop: 1600-002-IAA, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, by calling 404.712.5005, by email at or by visiting the program website at

Bachelor of Medical Science Degree

Mission Statement

The Emory University Medical Imaging Program seeks to develop leaders in medical imaging by fostering academic and clinical excellence within a patient and familycentered care environment. Specifically, the mission of the program is to produce well-educated, cultually and clinically competent, highly motivated medical imaging professionals who will safely perform diagnostic imaging procedures. Program graduates will also possess either advanced imaging skills in a specialty modality, or leadership skills in education or management.

Admission Requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for admission:

1. Satisfactory physical and mental health.

2. Graduation from an accredited high school with a 2.0 or higher GPA, or high school equivalent diploma (GED) with a composite score of at least 50 percent. Applicants must submit official transcripts from all secondary schools that have been attended. Applicants must submit official GED scores, if applicable.

3. All applicants, regardless of past educational experience, must submit scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test of the College Entrance Examination Board (institutional code 5196) or the American College Test. A minimum composite SAT score (critical reading + math sections) of 900 or a minimum composite ACT score of 19 is required for admission.

International students from non-English-speaking countries must also have a score of at least 600 on the written TOEFL exam or 250 on the computer-based TOEFL exam.

4. Applicants must have satisfactorily completed (grade of C or better) a minimum of thirty semester hours (45 quarter hours) of undergraduate courses distributed as follows:

a. Ten semester hours (fifteen quarter hours) in humanities

i. Composition I (required)

ii. Composition II (recommended)

iii. Literature (required)

iv. Course in either art, music, theater, or dance (required)

b. Ten semester hours (fifteen quarter hours) in social science

i. General psychology (required)

ii. U.S. history (required)

iii. World history (required)

iv. Elective (sociology, economics, political science, anthropology, etc. as needed to meet the 10 semester hour requirement)

c. Ten semester hours (fifteen quarter hours) in natural and mathematical science

i. College algebra (required)

ii. Anatomy and physiology I and II (required)

iii. Introduction to computer science (required)

iv. General biology with lab (recommended)

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutes that have been attended. Applicants must have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all required courses.

5. All courses taken to satisfy the requirements set forth in 4. above must be taken at a regionally accredited institution. Graduates of foreign institutions must present transcripts of at least one full academic year (preferably in the sciences and in English) from an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.

6. Submission of three (3) letters of reference from instructors (preferably), coworkers, or employers.

7. Verification of attendance at a Program Information Session. Attendance must be verified on the Information Session Verification Form.

8. Verification of volunteer hours in a radiology department. A minimum of 8 hours of volunteer time is suggested. Additional hours would be beneficial  to better understand the daily job requirements of a radiologic technologist. Volunteer hours must be verified on the Volunteer Verification Form.

9. Submission of an online application. The aaplication and all supporting documentation should be submitted together as a packet. If some required courses are still in progress, an initial transcript should be submitted with the application packet and a final transcript when all courses are completed.

10. Personal interview with program faculty. Interview sessions are scheduled between March and July. An applicant will be invited to attend an interview session after the application and all supporting documents have been received.

Admission and Regulations

General Requirements

Students may only enroll in a program leading to a Bachelor of Medical Science degree. The program only admits students during fall semester. Prospective students should refer to specific admission requirements for the program of study.

An applicant's registration and class attendance are considered his or her agreement to comply with University rules and regulations as published in the bulletins and other official publications, including amendments and revisions made during the student's continued enrollment.


Application information can be found on the program website at

Admissions contact information:

Medical Imaging Program


Phone number: 404.712.1160

Application Fee

The following nonrefundable application fees must accompany the application for admission:

Medical Imaging $50

A check or money order payable to Emory University should be mailed with the application materials to the address shown on the application.

Applications must be submitted by the date indicated in the specific requirements for the program of choice.


An official transcript of the applicant's record at each school he or she has attended must be sent directly to the program office from the registrars at those schools. This requirement also applies to transcripts of applicants who have attended class in other divisions of Emory University. Transcripts issued to students must be sealed.

Medical History Report And Physical Examination Form

A recent medical history report and physical examination recorded on University forms is required upon acceptance to the University. Students may not register until these reports are on file with the Emory University Student Health Service.

A new medical history report and physical examination form are required for reenrollment after an attendance lapse of one year or more. For readmission after withdrawal for medical reasons, clearance by designated University health officials is required.

International Students

Qualified international students may be admitted in limited numbers to most programs. In addition to the documents required of all applicants, an international student must also furnish the following:

  1. In the case of an applicant from a non-English-speaking country, evidence from the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, of a minimum score of 600 on the written exam, and a minimum score of 250 on the computerized Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); applicants to the physical therapy program must also have a satisfactory score on the Test of Spoken English (TSE);
  2. A statement from a responsible person certifying that the applicants financial resources are sufficient to meet the necessary expenses; and
  3. A statement from a qualified physician describing any emotional or physical illnesses suffered by the applicant during the preceding five years, or certifying freedom from such illnesses. Some programs require additional examinations and/or supporting documentation.

Admission of a student is subject to the discretion of the executive associate dean of the Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs and the director of admissions. Additional academic requirements for admission to each program are given in the catalog section describing that program.

Applications must be accompanied by official records from all schools attended. Such original documents, if not in English, should be accompanied by an authenticated English translation and should show dates of attendance, level of study, list of subjects, time devoted to each subject, examination grades for final average, an explanation of the grading system used, and scholastic rank among students in the applicant's graduating class. Diplomas or certificates for qualifying examinations taken by the applicant also must be presented.

If accepted, the applicant will receive an official letter certifying admission and containing information on registration and pertinent dates. Prospective students should make no plans to leave their country until they have received a letter of acceptance and form I-20 or IAP-66 from the University division in which admission is sought. Except for the summer semester, each international student is required by U.S. immigration laws to register for at least twelve hours of course study for each semester in residence.

For more information, visit the International Student Scholar Programs at, or call 404.727.3300.

Special Standing

Individuals who wish to take courses in academic health but who are not candidates for a degree or certificate in an academic health program or who do not have other Emory student status, may be admitted as students in special standing in a specific program with approval from the program. Admission as a student in special standing does not assure later admission or readmission as a degree or certificate candidate. When a student in special standing is admitted or readmitted to candidacy, credits for coursework and residency taken in special standing may be counted toward degree or certificate requirements only with written approval by the program director and the dean. Special standing coursework approved to count toward degree or certificate requirements will be included in computing cumulative grade point averages (GPA).

Notice Of Acceptance And Intent To Matriculate

The applicant will be notified of acceptance or rejection as promptly as possible after the admissions committee takes action on his or her application. Applicants are required to notify the program in writing of their intent to accept the position offer.