Important Dates

Spring Application: July 1st - September 30th


Admission Procedures and Policies

Admission Criteria

  1. Have a cumulative ranking GPA of 2.5 or greater on all courses required for the BSRT degree except inquiry and creativity and cultural and global understanding. Applicants must be in good academic standing with the University.
  2. Successfully complete (grade of C or higher) BIOL 1134 and BIOL 1234 before applying to the Radiologic Technology program. Both courses must be taken within 7 years of starting the radiology program. More than 1 repeat of each/either in the past 7 years will result in ineligibility for the program.
  3. Satisfy all TSI requirements.
  4. Either be core complete OR lack no more than 3 credit hours of the basic core and/or RADS 4123 Data Analysis. RADS 4123 Data Analysis is a program required course that can be taken before entering the radiology program.
  5. Special Note: The MSU Radiography Program has affiliations with clinical sites in a wide geographic area in addition to Wichita Falls. Students will be responsible for their transportation, housing, and living expenses during their off-campus clinical courses.

Courses Needed for Acceptance

Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum 
  • Communication (6 hrs)
  • Fine Arts/Creative Arts (3 hrs)
  • History (6 hrs) (before and after 1865)
  • Language, Philosophy, & Culture (3 hrs)
  • Math (3 hrs) (1053, 1203, 1233, 1534, or 1634)
  • POLS (6 hrs) (POLS 1333 and POLS 1433)
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 hrs) (PSYC 1103 or SOCL 1133)
  • Cultural & Global Understanding (3 hrs)
  • Undergraduate Inquiry and Creativity (3hrs)

Updated Texas core curriculum requirements for a baccalaureate degree can be found in the MSU catalog

Radiology-Specific Core Requirements
  • BIOL 1134 (4 hrs) 
  • BIOL 1234 (4 hrs)
Discipline-Specific Requirements
  • Forty-four (44) of the forty-seven (47) core and data analysis courses must be completed by the end of the fall MSU semester of the year applying to the BSRT program.
  • Even if a statistics course transfers in as core math, one additional three-hour college-level core math, other than statistics, must be completed.
  • All core courses, including RADS 4123, must be completed by the end of the first semester in the Radiology program.
Transfer Credit Policy

Students are considered a transfer if they have been accepted into MSU and bring 18 or more non-developmental transferable credit hours with them. No radiography-specific courses will be transferred. Please visit the Admissions Office for Transfer Information or email the radiology advisor,

Application Process

Apply for admission to the Radiologic Sciences Department

The link is active from July 1st to September 30th. Upload copies of all official transcripts from each institution attended within the electronic application, including Midwestern State University transcripts.

BSRT Program Application


Note: Professional judgment points will be given on the admissions ranking sheet and ALL interactions (phone calls, visits to campus, etc.) will be considered for these points. Negative interactions with staff and faculty members will result in a deduction of points and may affect the score assigned.  The admissions committee reserves the right to deny admission to the program based on the admissions committee's professional judgment.

After Acceptance into the Program

1. Apply for admission to Midwestern State University 

More information about the application to the university can be found at Admissions »MSU. Texas ApplyTexas

2. Apply for a background check

  • If the applicant is aware of issues before the background check, he or she should contact the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for the procedure to pre-apply for eligibility.  Failure to do so may result in ineligibility to sit for the national certification exam and/or removal from the program.
  • International students must either opt for the international background check through or provide a government-issued letter stating a clear background from each nation.
CastleBranch Application

3. Attend mandatory student orientation

This will be on campus and in person the Friday before the Spring semester start date. Students will not be excused from this orientation and will forfeit their admission spot if they do not attend.

4. When requested, provide other requirements mandated by the program

  1. Provide proof of health insurance – students are responsible for any personal injury occurring at the university or hospital. Purchase of Health/Accident Insurance is required.  It is the student's responsibility to keep this information current.  Any MSU student may purchase health insurance through the university.  Students may contact the Vinson Health Center for additional information.
  2. Provide proof of CPR certification - Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
  3. Obtain program-approved student liability insurance.
  4. Be in compliance with state or program-mandated immunizations.
  5. Complete drug testing for illegal substances.
  6. Provide any other requirements mandated by the clinical affiliates

Note: Failure to provide evidence of the above may result in dismissal from the program.

Standards for the Radiographer

Applicants to this program must understand the physical, behavioral, and social skills necessary to function as a radiographer in many facilities.  Please read the following carefully:

Employment Qualifiers

  1. Must be free from contagious diseases and chemical dependence.
  2. Must be able to perform all functions and tasks required of a radiographer.
  3. Must not have been convicted of a felony without restoration of their civil rights.
  4. Preapproval from the ARRT can be gained if a student has concerns about a conviction at ASRT Pre-Application Ethics Check

Visual Observation

Visual acuity must be adequate to enable the radiographer to:

  1. View radiographs to determine the quality and identify anatomy.
  2. Observe patients’ condition.
  3. Read control panels, technique charts, and other pertinent materials for patient care and professional practice.

Motor Functions

Motor functions must be sufficient to enable to radiographer to:

  1. Stand unassisted for periods of up to several hours.
  2. Assist patients in and out of wheelchairs and on and off stretchers or tables.
  3. Lift and handle radiographic equipment and tools.
  4. Manipulate radiographic equipment.
  5. Assist patients in emergencies.

Communication and Behavioral Skills

  1. The radiographer shall possess sufficient communication skills to receive and convey information, concepts, and ideas to patients, healthcare personnel, and others.
  2. Behavioral and social skills must be sufficient to enable the student to conduct themselves appropriately and professionally in college and clinical settings.

Readmission Policy

  1. See the student handbook for all readmission policies.
  2. A student will be eligible for readmission one time only.
  3. The student will petition for readmission:
    1. Students who wish to be readmitted must first submit a letter to the Department Chair and to the Program Admissions Chair stating a desire for readmission prior to the start of the semester following dismissal. Second, the student should make an appointment with the Radiologic Sciences Department Chair. Third, they must submit a letter to the Program Admissions Committee stating the factors affecting their failure in the program, and how issues and problems will be resolved upon readmission
    2. Readmission is dependent on available clinical affiliates. Failed courses must be repeated. Passed courses must be tested out for progress.  It is highly recommended that all passed Radiologic Sciences BSRT courses be attended to refresh information.  Retention and remediation activities will be determined individually for each student by the Admissions Committee based on each student’s previous academic history with the program.  The student’s original clinical assignment will no longer be valid, and students will have to compete for clinical sites.  Students have 42 months from the beginning of their radiography training to complete the BSRT degree radiography curriculum and Midwestern State University.