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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'll 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.

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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 clinicals 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. 

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.



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

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
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Laboratory fees
  • Film marker fees (if applicable)
  • Dosimeter related fees
  • All housing and transportation expenses incurred during clinical internship assignments.
  • Students are also responsible for all fees for criminal background checks, drug-testing, certification examinations and all applicable course fees.

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