- Graduate from an accredited Radiography program. Students in their final months of study are eligible to apply.
- Current certification by the ARRT.
- Undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at time of application submission.
- Radiography program GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) at time of application submission.
Radiation Therapy Admissions Policies are in the CAHP Handbook.
Enrollment in the program is limited and competitive. The admissions committee is composed of program faculty and clinical staff.
For admittance into the radiation therapy program at UNMC, the technologist must have completed an accredited radiography program, be certified, registered, and in good standing in their profession (ARRT).
Admission to the Radiation Therapy Program requires the applicant to successfully complete the following prior to matriculation:
University / College Required Prerequisites
Successful completion of 21 semester hours at an accredited college or university. The required semester hours must include the following:
Language/Social Sciences (9 semester hours)
- English Composition required
- Oral Communication required
Course work used to meet this requirement may include but is not limited to literature, composition, communication, speech, foreign language, philosophy, psychology, sociology, art, history, religion.
Mathematics (3 semester hours)
- College Algebra, Statistics, or higher mathematics
Natural Sciences (9 semester hours)
- College Physics required
- Human Anatomy & Physiology required
Course work used to meet this requirement may include, but is not limited to, anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, physics, or earth sciences.
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.
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. Grades lower than a "C-" will not transfer to UNMC for credit. [Exceptions to this policy due to COVID-19]
- 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.
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