Application Process

Candidates for the BSRS Program must apply to the university AND to the BSRS Program. Candidates for the BSRS Program will be classified as pre-BSRS (RADP) students until their qualifications for acceptance into the BSRS Program are verified.  Pre-BSRS students have limited access to the RADS professional courses. BSRS students who are not enrolled for a long semester (fall or spring) must reapply to the university AND to the BSRS Program. Please do not use a cell phone or Chromebook to apply.

Admission Criteria

  1. Have an overall post-secondary GPA of 2.0 or higher.

  2. Have reliable Internet access and a working email address.
  3. Be registered by the ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS, or be a second-year student in an accredited program in the Radiologic Sciences. ARRT certification must be current and in good standing.

  4. Satisfy all TSI requirements.

  5. Apply to the University AND to the BSRS Program.

  6. Complete the University and BSRS student orientations

Note:  If you plan to pursue a modality (Mammography, CT, or MRI) you must apply to the modality program located on our homepage.  There may be an affiliation agreement required for you to complete your clinical hours.

BSRS Orientation

Complete the BSRS Orientation

Degree Credits and Course Information

The BSRS degree requirements consist of 120 total hours:
42 credit hours of general academic core courses;
78 credit hours of professional courses of which 42 credit hours are professional certification credits (see below).

Professional Licensure/Certification Credits
Students are awarded 42 credit hours for holding current and valid professional radiography certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).  The Radiologic Sciences Department will verify the current certification from the declared agency as part of the BSRS Program Application Process.

All professional courses in the BSRS program are offered as MSU online courses and must be taken from MSU. All BSRS students take the same seven (7) core professional courses and select four (4) additional courses from a list of available professional elective courses. Note: The statistics requirement may be fulfilled with a course taken at another institution or another department at MSU.  The general education (non-professional) courses may be taken from MSU or taken at other accredited institutions and transferred to MSU.  Students should work with their advisors to be sure courses will transfer to their BSRS degree plans.

Fall and Spring semesters are 15 weeks long. RADS professional courses extend over both summer sessions and last 10 weeks.