University of Nebraska Medical Center

Admission Requirements

Enrollment in each program is limited and competitive. The admissions committee of each program, composed of program faculty, clinical staff, and administration, evaluates the qualifications of each applicant and makes the final selections for admission.

Admission to the Radiography program requires the applicant to present a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at time of application submission and successfully complete the specified prerequisites prior to matriculation.

Required Prerequisites

Successful completion of 28 semester hours at an accredited college or university. The required semester hours must include the following:

Language/Social Sciences (12 semester credit hours)
  • Written or oral communication required
  • Coursework meeting this requirement may also include but is not limited to literature, composition, speech, foreign language, philosophy, psychology, sociology, art, history, religion
    • It is recommended that applicants complete both a written and an oral communication course
    • It is recommended that applicants complete an English Composition course
Natural Science (8 semester credit hours)
  • Biology (4 semester credit hours)
  • Physics (4 semester credit hours)
Mathematics (6 semester credit hours)
  • College Algebra or higher mathematics
Medical Terminology (1-3 semester credit hours)
  • Must be a college/university course (certificate course not accepted)
  • UNMC offers a medical terminology course (CAHP 310), which meets this requirement. Taking this course at UNMC is not a preference factor for admission.

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.

College prerequisites, course requirements, and program requirements are subject to change. Grades lower than a "C-" will not transfer to UNMC for credit. [Exceptions to this policy due to COVID-19]

Please note: Any accepted student will be responsible for having a desktop, laptop or tablet (as designated by their program) that meets specified requirements. One or more of the courses in the Radiography curriculum require a personal laptop. Please visit the College Computer Requirements page for more details.

All required didactic and clinical courses must be completed with a minimum letter grade of C- or better to meet requirements for graduation from the program.

Clinical Environment:

Accepted students are guaranteed timely and appropriate clinical placement.
Accepted students will be required to complete a background check and substance abuse testing prior to matriculation into the program. Depending on clinical site, additional requirements may need to be met or updated.
During the program, students will be assigned to periodic evening/weekend rotations which will not comprise more than 25% of the total clinical clock hours.

Program Locations:

Accepted students will be assigned to a location. Once a location is assigned, the student will be expected to remain at their assigned location for the duration of the program. Students are asked for their program location preference during the application process; however, there is no guarantee as to what campus location will be offered. Program location options: Columbus, Kearney, Norfolk, North Platte and Omaha. See the Locations page for more information and housing options.

Program Demographics:

Average number of applications received each year: 50-75
Number of students accepted: 15-20 for Omaha campus, 8-12 for Kearney campus (with some rotations in Grand Island), 2 for Columbus, 2 Norfolk, and 2-5 North Platte

How to Apply