How to Apply

The information below applies to the Fall 2024 admission cycle.

For first consideration, all requirements must be completed and all application materials must be received by March 1.  Application materials received after this date and through May 1 will be considered only if the class has not been filled.  Applicants must provide:

  1. UAMS Online Admissions Application (OAA): An online application to the college is required and is available on the website.  A non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is required and must accompany the OAA application.  On the first page of the application, be sure to make the following selections to choose this program:
    -Academic Career: Undergraduate
    -Campus: Main UAMS Campus
    -Term: Fall
    -Academic Program: College of Health Prof UGRD
    -Admit Type: Applicant
    -Academic Plan: Nuclear Med Imaging Science BS
    -Academic Sub-Plan: N/A
  2. 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 for acceptance.  Official transcripts should be sent to the CHP Admission either electronically or via mail. Make sure that grades from all courses taken during the Fall 2023 Semester are included in the transcripts submitted. This means that if you are currently enrolled in classes during the Fall 2023 Semester, you will need to wait until those grades have been posted to submit the transcripts from that university. However, you are encouraged to submit transcripts from other universities that you attended as early as possible. If you have questions, please review the CHP Transcript FAQ page or contact
  3. References: References from two 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 or coworkers).
  4. 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.  The form must be received before the March 1 deadline.  Download the Professional Observation Form
  5. Interview: All applicants with a completed packet will be contacted via email prior to the admissions deadlines to arrange a required interview.
  6. Essay: The submission of a confidential biographical statement is required.  More information will be sent via e-mail upon receipt of the application form.
  7. 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.

The Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Imaging Science Program is unable to accept applications from international students with F-1 visas at this time.

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 Office of Admissions, 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Hepatitis B:  Students are required to complete a hepatitis B vaccination series if one has not been completed, or sign a waiver.

State Authorization of Distance Education and Clinical Placement Policy

**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.