About the Program
The Radiologist Assistant Master of Imaging Sciences (MIS) program is designed to prepare diagnostic imaging technologists for careers as advanced practice radiologic health care providers. The MIS degree is designed to accommodate multiple educational tracks as the demand for advanced practitioners in specific modalities emerge, beginning with the Radiologist Assistant (RA). Core courses address educational needs for advanced practice across the imaging disciplines and specific program tracks focus on specialized areas of imaging expertise.
The program is designed to be completed in five consecutive semesters on a full-time basis. A flexible degree plan starting in any semester and extending the program up to a maximum of nine semesters may be arranged, resources permitting; however the five required clinical internship courses must be completed consecutively.
Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national RA credentialing examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Students are required to be registered radiographers in CE compliance with the ARRT and must complete a minimum of 44 semester credits of course work in the program.
The American Society of Radiologic Technologies (ARSRT) provides practice standards and a curriculum model for the academic preparation of RAs.
Admission to the program is competitive and based on the following criteria:
- Academic achievement
- Academic aptitude
- Written and oral communication
- Professional experience