Enrollment in each program is limited and competitive. The admissions committee of each program, composed of program faculty 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:
- 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
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 GPA required for admissions consideration: 2.50
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 campus location. Once a campus location is assigned, the student will be expected to remain at their assigned campus location for the duration of the program. Students are asked for their campus location preference during the application process; however, there is no guarantee as to what campus location will be offered. Campus location options: Omaha, Columbus, or Kearney. See the Campus Locations page for more information and housing options.
MITS Early Acceptance Pipeline:
The MITS Early Acceptance Pipeline was created for those students who know they have an interest in one of our post-baccalaureate certificate (PBC) programs in the Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences department. Those programs are:
- Cardiovascular Interventional Technology (CVIT)
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Radiation Therapy (RTT)
Applicants accepted to the Radiography Program but not accepted to the PBC Program through the Early Acceptance Pipeline will be allowed to apply for early acceptance to the PBC Program of their choice again during their first year of the Radiography Program. Again, applicants may only apply for early acceptance to one of the PBC Programs, and will be required to submit a personal statement about their interest in the PBC program.
UNMC Radiography students who were not accepted as part of the Early Acceptance Pipeline are welcome to reapply to any of the PBC Programs during their final year of the Radiography Program.
Questions regarding the Early Acceptance Pipeline can be addressed to CAHP Academic & Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 402-559-6673.
Get complete application details on How to Apply.
Average number of applications received each year: 55
Number of students accepted: 12-14 for Omaha campus, 8 for Kearney campus (with some rotations in Grand Island) and 2 for Columbus campus