Admission to the Radiation Therapy Program

Radiation Therapy Fast Facts

Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Science in Radiation Science Technology
Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate in Radiation Therapy

Admissions Requirements
For admittance into the second certification program at UNMC, the technologist must have completed an accredited radiography program, be certified, registered, and in good standing in their profession (ARRT).

Admission to the Radiation Therapy Program requires the applicant to successfully complete the following prior to matriculation:

University / College Required Prerequisites
Successful completion of 21 semester hours at an accredited college or university. The required semester hours must include the following:

Language/Social Sciences (9 semester hours)

  • English Composition required
  • Oral Communication required

Course work used to meet this requirement may include but is not limited to literature, composition, communication, speech, foreign language, philosophy, psychology, sociology, art, history, religion.

Mathematics (3 semester hours)

  • College Algebra, Statistics, or higher mathematics

Natural Sciences (9 semester hours)

  • College Physics required
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology required

Course work used to meet this requirement may include, but is not limited to, anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, physics, or earth sciences.

*Advanced Placement:
A maximum of 6 College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Advanced Placement (AP) semester hours will be accepted for transfer. CLEP semester hours in math and science will not be accepted & no more than 3 CLEP or AP hours of English Composition will be accepted.

All science courses must be basic science courses for science majors.

The Radiation Therapy program also requires documentation of collegiate level Medical Terminology.

College prerequisites, course requirements, and program requirements are subject to change.

Application Checklist
Required by the School of Allied Health Professions Academic and Student Affairs
1. On-line Application for Undergraduate Admission
2. $70 non-refundable application processing fee
3. One (1) set of official transcripts
4. English proficiency requirement, if your native language is not English.
5. Foreign transcripts, if you completed coursework from an institution outside the USA.

Required by Radiation Science Education – Radiation Therapy Program
1. Completion of an accredited Radiography Program
2. Current certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
3. Completion of 21 semester hours prior to matriculation
-Grades lower than “C” will not transfer to UNMC for credit
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation
5. Written narrative

Application Deadline*

*UNMC’s Radiation Therapy Program will consider all applications received by the January 15 deadline. Applications received after January 15 will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions in the class are filled.

All applicants, regardless of application completion or acceptance status, are encouraged to submit their FAFSA data to UNMC prior to April 1st to ensure consideration for all aid options. Please refer to the financial aid process page: Applying for Financial Aid.


Program Demographics

Average number of applications received each year: 20-25
Number of students accepted: 6-8
Average Overall Prerequisite GPA of applicants: 3.40
Average Overall Prerequisite GPA of accepted students: 3.70
Average Science GPA of applicants: 3.00
Average Science GPA of accepted students: 3.30 

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