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RT to Bachelor of Medical Science Degree (RT-BMSc) in Medical Imaging Admission Process and Program Information

Mission Statement

The Emory University Medical Imaging Program seeks to develop leaders in medical imaging by fostering an environment of academic and clinical excellence. Specifically, the mission of the RT to BMSc program is to provide medical imaging professionals with the opportunity to gain either advanced medical imaging skills in CT or MRI, 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.

Candidates who can substantiate for the Admissions Committee through written documentation of their academic and professional experience that they are prepared for success in the program may request a waiver of the SAT/ ACT requirement.

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 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. Applicants must have satisfactorily completed a program of study in medical imaging (certificate, diploma, or associate degree program). Applicants who are graduates of JRCERT-accredited medical imaging programs that award certificates or diplomas will be awarded a block of forty-eight semester hours of academic credit toward the BMSc degree. Applicants who are graduates of medical imaging programs that award associate degrees will be awarded transfer credit equivalent to their earned credit hours.

6. All courses taken to satisfy the requirements set forth in 4. above must be taken at a regionally accredited institution. All courses taken to satisfy the requirements set forth in 5. above must be taken at a regionally accredited or JRCERT-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.

7. Applicants must hold current certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or equivalent organization.

8. Submission of three (3) letters of reference from instructors, coworkers, supervisors, or employers.

9. Submission of an online application. 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 should be sent when all courses are completed.

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

Degree Requirements

1. Applicants must meet a minimum residency requirement of three semesters.  For all degree programs, the majority of required credits for graduation must be earned at Emory University School of Medicine.

2. Applicants must satisfactorily complete (grade of C or better) courses comparable to all courses in the Emory University bachelor of medical science degree program in medical imaging.

3. Applicants must satisfactorily complete (grade of C or better) a minimum of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of specified undergraduate core curriculum courses.

4. Satisfactory completion of 46 semester hours of required courses. All required coursework must be completed with a grade of C or better.

5. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 128 semester hours of undergraduate credit.

Note: Students, who are graduates of JRCERT-accredited medical imaging programs that award certificates/diplomas, will be awarded a block of 48 semester hours of academic credit toward the BMSc degree.

RT to BMSc Core Radiography Requirements

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed (grade of C or better) courses comparable to all core courses in the Emory University bachelor of medical science degree program in medical imaging. Courses not completed prior to enrollment must be completed as part of the RT to BMSc curriculum.