Admission to the Program

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 successfully complete the following prior to matriculation:
26 semester hours at an accredited college or university, which must include the following:

*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: A personal laptop is required for one or more of the courses which are part of the Radiography curriculum.

Cumulative 2.50 GPA is required for admissions consideration.

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:

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: Omaha, Columbus, North Platte, or Kearney. See the Locations page for more information and housing options.

Early Acceptance Pipeline:
The Early Acceptance Pipeline was created for those students who know they have an interest in one of our imaging & therapeutic post-baccalaureate certificate (PBC) programs. Those programs are:

Students who want to apply to one of the above programs must first complete the radiography program at UNMC, and so the Early Acceptance Pipeline allows applicants to apply to the Radiography program and one PBC program at the same time. Applicants who choose to apply through the Early Acceptance Pipeline will complete a Radiography Program application during the normal admissions cycle, but will also indicate on the application an interest in one of the PBC programs. At that time, applicants will be asked to submit a personal statement about their interest in Radiography, as well as a personal statement about their interest in the PBC program of their choice.

Applicants accepted to the Radiography Program but not accepted to the PBC Program through the Early Acceptance Pipeline will be allowed to apply to the PBC Program of their choice again during their final year of the Radiography Program.

Questions regarding the Early Acceptance Pipeline can be addressed to CAHP Academic & Student Affairs at or via phone at 402-559-6673.  

Get complete application details on How to Apply.

Application Deadline and Admissions Timetable


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 campus, and 2-5 North Platte