Nuclear Medicine Technology 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 GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Can I work full-time while attending the program?
The NMT 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. Students may not work in any nuclear medicine department while enrolled in the program and are not allowed to assume responsibility or take the place of qualified NMT staff.
What type of degree will I receive when I complete this course/program of study?
Graduates will receive the Master of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology degree and will be eligible to sit for the ARRT(N) and NMTCB registry examinations.
How many clinic hours are required?
Students attend clinical rotations from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 7-11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Where can I perform my clinical requirements?
The clinical facilities are located throughout central Mississippi. Check the "curriculum" page for locations.
When I finish this program, what registry/certification examination will I be eligible to take?
Graduates will receive the master of science in nuclear medicine technology degree and will be eligible to sit for the ARRT(N) and NMTCB registry examinations.
What is the deadline for applications?
The deadline is April 1.
Do I have to be a registered radiographer to enter the program?
Yes. All students are required to be registered radiographers, ARRT(R). However, many applicants to the program anticipate completing their radiologic sciences program in May and beginning the NMT 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(R) certification by prior to the end of the NMT summer semester.
All students must have completed the prerequisite courses prior to enrollment into the program.
Am I required to complete observation hours before I am accepted into the program?
Yes, the observation form will be a part of your interview scoring matrix. The observation is required so that you will have an understanding of the profession to ensure that it is a proper fit for you.
Can I receive financial aid while attending the program?
Yes, you may be eligible for financial aid. The UMMC Financial Aid Office can best assist you in your application for financial aid, grants and/or student loans. Your individual situation must be assessed to determine the type of aid for which you may qualify. To contact the Financial Aid Office, click here for additional information and to find out about current financial aid opportunities.
Can I attend the program part time, or must I attend on a full-time basis?
The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is a full-time commitment, which is equivalent to a 40-hour work week for the duration of the 12-month program.
What is the schedule of courses?
Didactic classes are noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Clinical rotations are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 7-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.