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If you are looking for a degree program that will prepare you for an in-demand career, consider the Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Science from Morehead State University. You can earn your degree in as few as three years, and when you graduate, you will have the knowledge and hands-on experience to pursue positions at hospitals, medical imaging centers and physicians' offices. You can also choose to further your education in areas like computed tomography, magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and diagnostic medical sonography.

The program has a selective admissions process, and a limited number of students are accepted each year. Morehead state's Radiologic Science program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), which defines and publishes all information involving the current program effectiveness data, accredits Morehead state’s Radiologic Science program.

Most recent site visit: April 18.
Accreditation period: eight years.

Program Requirements

The Associate Degree in Radiologic Science program has a selective admission policy in addition to the University's admission procedure. Admission to Morehead State University does not guarantee admission to the radiologic science program. The number of clinical placement positions limits enrollment. Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the enrollment capacity; the successful applicants with the highest grade point average on the required pre-radiologic science courses will be selected. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive an Associate of Applied Sciences degree and be eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) national certification examination in radiography. Students wishing to progress to the baccalaureate imaging sciences program must apply prior to completion of the associate degree program. Clinical education occurs during the spring semester of the sophomore year and fall semester of the junior year.  The clinical rotations must be completed at two different health care agencies associated with the program.

For course lists and additional program requirements, please refer to the undergraduate catalog.
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Admission Criteria

The first step is admission to Morehead State University, see MSU admission requirements.

  • Completion of the following pre-radiologic science courses with a minimum grade of "C". 
    BIOL 234* - Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I, three hours.
    BIOL 235*- Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology II, three hours.
    COMS 108 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication, three hours.
    ENG 100 - Writing, three hours.
    MATH 152 - College Algebra, three hours.
    **FYS 101 - First Year Seminar, three hours.
    IMS/NURS 202 - Medical Terminology, two hours.
    PSY 154 - Introduction to Psychology, three hours.
    *** RSCI 110 - Introduction to Radiologic Sciences, one hour.
    **** General education distribution course or ENG 200, three hours.
    Total - 30 Credit hours 

* If BIOL 244 & 244A and 245 & 245A are taken it changes total degree credit hours to 80.

**Transfer students with more than 24 credit hours are exempt and may substitute a social and behavioral science course to meet general education core requirements. 
***Consideration may be granted for this course to be completed after admission during the first semester. 
****Any distribution course fulfills the requirement for program admission. 
****For any questions about registration timelines or timelines, academic calendars can be accessed at www.moreheadstate.edu/Academic-Affairs/Registrar/Academic-Calendars.

More than two failures of pre-radiologic sciences courses within two years of application to the program will result in ineligibility for admission. This includes failure of more than two courses or failures of the same course more than twice. Students with course failure(s) prior to the two-year period will be considered for admission if the student has demonstrated satisfactory academic progress "C" or above in required course(s) since the course failure(s). 

  • A grade point average of 2.5 or higher (with no rounding) in the required pre-radiologic sciences courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all college work. 
  • Possess current certification in basic life support for health care providers (CPR) by the American Heart Association.
  • Meet health and physical capability requirements established by the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Imaging Sciences.
  • The grading scale for the pre-radiologic sciences courses are determined by the instructors of those courses.  The grading scale for all Radiologic sciences courses after admission (with the prefix RSCI) used the following grading scale: 
    • Grading Scale:       
      • A = 92.0 - 100.0%  
      • B = 84.0 -   92.0%    
      • C = 76.0 -   83.0%  
      • D = 68.0 -   75.0%  
      • E = 67.01% and below 

Grievance Policy

Faculty members recognize the right of students enrolled in the program to express valid grievances, arising from day-to-day working relationships, without fear of recrimination. All complaints must be logged in the program files. The following due process procedure has three methods that are to be used by students. These methods have been developed to instruct the students in the proper communication path to be followed when seeking solutions, examinations, or answers to problems, which may occur between the student(s) and the faculty, or between students and clinical personnel.
  • METHOD I:  Applies to any student or group of students registering a grievance in a clinical education site.  Students seeking due process for the problem must pursue the following procedure unless it relates to University Policy PG6 concerning Sexual Harassment. 
    • STEP 1:  Clinical Instructor: To minimize any misunderstanding, students are required to first discuss any problems or complaints concerning clinical education sites with the designated clinical instructors within first two (2) weeks of the occurrence of the situation creating the grievance.  The Clinical Instructor will investigate and obtain all pertinent factual information regarding the problem and will provide the student(s) with a solution or a decision within three (3) academic days following the receipt of the verbal or written discussion of the problem.  The Clinical Instructor may consult with the Clinical Coordinator.  Documentation of the interaction will be submitted to the assigned university faculty, the student(s), and the clinical MSU Clinical Coordinator involved. 
    • STEP 2:  Assigned University Faculty: If grievances are not satisfactorily solved by the clinical instructors, students may appeal verbally or in writing to the assigned university faculty.  The assigned university faculty will obtain all pertinent factual information and provide the student(s) with a written or verbal solution or explanation within five (5) academic days following receipt of the problem.  A report reflecting the discussion and decisions made will be submitted to the Clinical Coordinator (if the Clinical Coordinator is not the assigned university faculty member), the clinical instructor, the student (s), and any other pertinent the clinical personnel involved. 
    • STEP 3:  MSU Clinical Coordinator/Program Director: If grievances are not satisfactorily solved by the assigned university faculty, the students may appeal verbally or in writing to the MSU Clinical Coordinator (if the Clinical Coordinator is the assigned university faculty - then move to Step 4).  The Clinical Coordinator will obtain all pertinent factual information and provide the student(s) with a written or verbal solution or explanation within five (5) academic days following receipt of the problem.  A report reflecting the discussion and decisions made will be submitted to the Chair of the Department of Imaging Sciences, the assigned university faculty, the clinical instructor, the student(s), and any other pertinent clinical personnel involved. 
    • STEP 4:  Chair, Department of Kinesiology, Health, & Imaging Sciences: If the decisions of Step 3 do not provide satisfactory solutions to the problems, students may appeal in writing to the Chair of the Department of Kinesiology, Health, & Imaging Sciences. The Department Chair will review the problems and provide the students with solutions or explanations within five (5) academic days following receipt of the written grievances. A report reflecting the discussion and decisions made will be submitted to the Dean of the College of Science, the MSU Clinical Coordinator, the assigned university faculty, the clinical instructor, the students, and the pertinent clinical personnel involved.
    • STEP 5:  Dean, College of Science: If the decisions of Step 4 do not provide a satisfactory solutions to the problems, the students may appeal in writing to the Dean of the College of Science.  The Dean will review the problems and provide the students with solutions or an explanation within five (5) academic days of the receipt of the grievance.  A report reflecting the discussion and the decisions made will be submitted to the Department Chair, Program Director, MSU Clinical Coordinator, assigned university faculty, the clinical instructor, and the student(s) and the clinical personnel involved.  Issues related to student behavior stop at the Dean’s level. Unresolved issues related to academics require a Student Grievance Form as stipulated in the Academic Grievance Procedure listed In the University Undergraduate Catalog. 
    • STEP 6:  MSU Academic Standards and Appeals Committee: If the decisions of Step 5 do not provide a satisfactory solutions to academic-related problems, students may appeal to the University Academic Standards and Appeals Committee within one week following the receipt of the Dean’s recommendation regarding the problem.  Requests are to be in writing and made to the Morehead State University Provost.  For further details see the Academic Grievance Procedure as stated in the University Undergraduate Catalog. 
  • METHOD II:  Applies to any student or group of students recognizing a grievance regarding a grade, the instructor, the course content, or any aspect of the RSCI didactic courses and/or campus laboratory sections.  The student must pursue the procedure listed in the University Undergraduate Catalog. 
  • METHOD III.  Applies to any student or group of students recognizing a valid grievance involving a grade, the instructor, the course content, or any aspect of a Morehead State University faculty not employed for the Radiologic Science Program. The student must pursue the procedure listed in the University Undergraduate Catalog to resolve an academic grievance concerning a general education course, a RSCI "support" course, or a course required for another program or major. 
 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications will be accepted beginning in January and must be received by the fourth Friday in May.

Submit a complete application packet with the following required materials: 

  1. Radiologic Sciences application.
  2. Official transcripts documenting all courses required for admission.
  3. Copy of course description(s) if course equivalencies are not listed on the MSU transfer credit webpage.
 

Fees and Expenses

Information on tuition, fees, and refunds for MSU can be found at www.moreheadstate.edu/tuition.
Fees and expenses specific to the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Imaging Sciences programs are in addition to those required by MSU. These are subject to change without prior notification.  The students are responsible for the purchase of:

  • White uniforms
  • White hose (if applicable)
  • White clinical shoes
  • White lab coats
  • Liability insurance: $20
  • Laboratory fees
  • Image marker fees (if applicable)
  • Dosimeter related fees: $1 Dosimeter set-up fee; $10 Dosimeter service fee (if not provided).
  • All housing and transportation expenses incurred during clinical internship assignments.
  • Students are also responsible for all fees for certification examinations and all applicable course fees.
  • Morehead State University Imaging Sciences programs have partnered with CastleBranch, one of the top ten background check and compliance management companies in the nation to provide you a secure account to manage your time sensitive school and clinical requirements. The student will be responsible for creating an account with and purchasing the requirement package from CastleBranch. After the student completes the order process and creates an account, they can log in to their account to monitor order status, view results, respond to alerts, and complete program requirements.  
    • Morehead State University - Imaging Sciences includes the following package contents: 
      • County Criminal 
      • Nationwide Healthcare Fraud And Abuse Scan 
      • Drug Test 
      • Nationwide Patriot Act 
      • Nationwide Record Indicator Alias with SOI 
      • Social Security Alert 
      • Residency History 
      • CB Bridges Subscription 
      • Medical Document Manager CRR 
      • Package Cost: $144 

Career Opportunities

Students graduating with an AAS in Radiologic Sciences pursue job opportunities as radiographers in medical centers, imaging centers, and physician's offices once certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). MSU graduation requirements can be found at www.moreheadstate.edu/Academic-Affairs/Registrar/Graduation-Information.

MSU's Career Services  offers career-planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.