How to Apply
For first consideration, all application materials must be received by March 1. Application materials received after this date and through June 1 will be considered only if the class has not been filled. Applicants must provide:
- Application for Admission: The application is required and is available here.
- Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is required and must accompany the application.
- Official Transcripts: Arrange for each college or university you have attended to forward an official transcript of your course work. A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for all math and science requirements and a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 is required to apply for admission. Have all official transcripts sent to the CHP Welcome Center.
- References: References from three persons qualified to judge your promise of success in the program are required. Applicants will be required to enter the reference name and email address on the online application. The information will automatically generate an email to the references with instructions for completing and submitting the reference form. The references must be capable of judging how well they think the applicant would perform as a student in the program. The individuals selected must be former or present instructors or employers (no family members). At least one of the references must be from an instructor.
- Professional Observation Form: Applicants are required to gain an understanding of the responsibilities and duties of the nuclear medicine technologist through direct observation of a registered nuclear medicine technologist in a hospital department where nuclear medicine imaging is practiced and through discussion with current nuclear medicine technologist in the field. Details of the observation and a verification form are available at the link below. The form must be received before the March 1 deadline.
- Interview: Qualified applicants will be contacted after the admission deadline to arrange a required interview.
- Essay: The submission of a confidential biographical statement is required. More information will be sent via e-mail upon receipt of the application form.
- TOEFL scores as applicable. See International Applicants in the Admissions/Academic Information section of the catalog.
*Admission Requirements for Foreign, Non-permanent Resident Alien, and Non-native English Speakers: All applicants who are not United States citizens or permanent resident aliens or for whom English is not their native language must meet additional admission requirements. Please consult the Admission/Academic Information section of the CHP Catalog.
Arkansas residency will be considered during selection for admission for the Little Rock-based program. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disability status as a criterion in deciding against any individual in matters of admission, placement, transfer, hiring, dismissal, compensation, fringe benefits, training, tuition assistance, and other personnel or educationally-related actions.
All official transcripts should be submitted to: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Health Professions Welcome Center, 4301 West Markham Street# 619, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. Telephone: (501) 686-5730.
Upon acceptance into the professional program, students must complete the following admission requirements:
- CPR Certification: Students must be certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS, Health Care Providers) according to the American Heart Association (AHA) standards prior to the first clinical course. The course must be administered or approved by the Department. The AHA “Heartsaver” and the Red Cross CPR course do not fulfill this requirement. All current CPR certifications which expire prior to the program graduation date must be renewed as a prerequisite to the clinical courses.
- Hepatitis B: Students are required to complete a hepatitis B vaccination series if one has not been completed, or sign a waiver.
**All accepted applicants must consent to a criminal background check and drug screen prior to matriculation. Background checks and drug screens are required by most clinical sites during the didactic and clinical phase of the program. Matriculation into the program is contingent upon acceptable background check and drug screen results. Adverse results of a background check will be considered on an individual basis and may result in an inability to matriculate into the program. Enrolled students may be randomly drug tested throughout the curriculum and clinical sites may require updated background checks. More information about the requirement will be provided to accepted applicants.