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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program FAQ

Do I have to make a minimum grade in order to receive credit for my courses and progress in the program?

Yes, all students are required to maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 

Can I work while attending the program?

The MRI program is a full-time commitment, which is equivalent to a 40-hour work week for the duration of the 12-month program. In addition, a minimum of 10 hours is required per week outside of class for homework and other assignments. 

What type of degree will I receive when I complete this course/program of study?

The graduate will receive a Master of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging degree.

I have metal inside my body.  Will I be able to participate in clinical rotations?

Most surgical metals are safe inside the magnet room. If you have additional concerns, contact the Program Director.

What is the deadline for applications?

The deadline is April 1.

Do I have to be a registered radiographer to enter the program?

Many applicants to the program anticipate completing their Radiologic Sciences program in May and beginning the MRI program in June. In this case, you may be accepted into the program with the provision that you provide proof of successful graduation from an accredited radiologic technology/sciences program and that you successfully achieve ARRT certification in radiography prior to the end of the summer semester. 

All students must have completed the admission requirements prior to enrollment into the program.  

Am I required to complete observation hours before I am accepted into the program?

Yes, 8 hours of observation is required so that you will have an understanding of the profession to ensure that it is a proper fit for you.

What are the hours of the program?

Students attend clinical rotations from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and from 7:30 am – 11:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday. Classroom instruction is from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.