How to Apply
The program may begin in any semester. Applications postmarked by June 1 will be considered for fall semester, by November 1 will be considered for spring semester, and by March 1 will be considered for summer semester. Send all requested materials to the CHP Welcome Center. Applicants must provide:
- Application for Admission: We are currently not accepting applications for the Radiologist Assistant program.
- Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is required and must accompany the application.
- Certification as a Radiologic Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT): Submit evidence of current certification in radiography as a radiologic technologist by uploading it to the “Upload Documents” section of the online application.
- Official Transcripts: Arrange for each college or university attended to forward an official transcript. An earned bachelor’s degree, or higher degree, from a regionally accredited college or university is required.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS): Submit current evidence of satisfactory completion of ACLS that meets American Heart Association requirements, including skills practice and skills testing, by uploading it to the “Upload Documents” section of the online application. To find the ACLS course in your area, go to the American Heart Association’s website, www.americanheart.org.
- Post-Certification Clinical Experience: Submit evidence of completion of a minimum of two years of full-time equivalent clinical experience in imaging sciences following certification by uploading it to the “Upload Documents” section of the online application. This experience must have been completed within the past three years. Teaching experience in an accredited radiologic technology program may be submitted for consideration in meeting this requirement.
- Radiology Supervisor References: Applicants must submit two reference completed by their radiology supervisors, including their current supervisor. 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.
- Preceptor and Affiliate Agreement Forms: Submit at least one Preceptor Agreement Form completed by a radiologist who is willing to serve as the applicant’s clinical preceptor by uploading it to the “Upload Documents” section of the online application. An Affiliate Agreement form to be completed by the clinical facility will be provided upon receipt of the radiologist preceptor form. Information for radiologists about their role as preceptors is available from the department.
- Interview: Qualified applicants must present themselves in person at UAMS for an interview, if requested by the department.
- TOEFL scores as applicable. See International Applicants in the Admissions/Academic Information section of the catalog.
*Arkansas residency will be considered during selection for admission. 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 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.
**Admission Requirements for Foreign, Non-permanent Resident Alien, and Non-native English Speakers: All applicants to the graduate programs in CHP who are not United States citizens or permanent resident aliens or for whom English is not their native language must take the TOEFL examination unless the applicant has met all of the following criteria: a) received a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution with the course work completed in the U.S., b) is currently certified in the U.S. to practice in the related discipline in which graduate work will be completed, and c) has practiced in this discipline in the U.S. for at least two years. Please consult the Admission/Academic Information section of the College of Health Professions Catalog for more information about the minimum acceptable TOEFL scores.