University of Nebraska Medical Center

Admission Requirements

Radiation Therapy Admission Requirements

  1. Graduate from an accredited Radiography program. Students in their final months of study may apply.
  2. ARRT certification and registration in radiography.
  3. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at time of application submission.
  4. Radiography program GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) at time of application submission.
  5. Complete the specific courses outlined below at an accredited institution of higher learning prior to beginning the Radiation Therapy program.
  6. For Bachelor track only: You must have 80 transferable semester credit hours (which includes the prerequisites listed below and your Radiography program coursework).

Required Prerequisites:

  • English Composition
  • Oral Communication
  • College Algebra or higher mathematics
  • College Physics
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology

Required prerequisite courses must be completed for a letter grade [Exceptions to this policy due to COVID-19] Grades lower than a "C-" will not transfer to UNMC for credit.

*Credit by Examination:
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is not accepted to fulfill math and science required prerequisites. For Bachelor track only: A maximum of 6 CLEP or Advanced Placement (AP) semester hours will be accepted for transfer.

Admission requirements are subject to change.

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.

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.

Transfer Credits

A Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences at UNMC is available to registered radiographers entering the program with an associate's degree. A Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate is also offered. The technologist must have completed an accredited Radiography program, be certified and registered in their profession (ARRT), and have completed the 21 hours of specified college prerequisites.

Students will receive a maximum of 60 semester hours of transfer credit for their RT program. Additional coursework may transfer for credit. Course descriptions and syllabi may be requested for evaluation. Transcripts are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and accepted students will be provided with an Individual Plan of Study for their Professional Program Completion. Contact us for details.

How to Apply

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