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.
The following courses must be completed at an accredited college or university:
- 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.
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]
The UNMC College of Allied Health Professions wants all students to be successful in their coursework and be active participants in the educational experience. Therefore, all prospective Radiography students must demonstrate academic readiness for the program in the online application (supporting documents may be required).
Academic Readiness can be demonstrated in any one of the following ways:
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree completed
- All Radiography Program prerequisites completed (C- or better)
- High School GPA of 3.0 or top 25% of High School graduating class
- ACT composite score of 20 (or higher), with at least minimum scores of 18 in Math and 19 in Science
- Other (will be required to describe, and will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee)
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 CAHP 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.
- 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.
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.
Get complete application details on How to Apply.
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