Admission Criteria:

Students may enter the MSRS RA Major either in the Fall Semester or the Spring Semester. 

  • Admission to MSU 
    • Admission to MSU – Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended must be sent to the MSU Admissions Office.

  • Application to the MSRS Program
    • This is a separate process in addition to being admitted to MSU. Students must complete the MSRS application

    • Bachelor's degree from an MSU recognized institution

    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater on all college-level work and be in good academic standing. Students with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 may be required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and may be admitted under conditional status.

    • Submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

    • Submission of an essay.

    • Applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying to
      Midwestern State University. Written and spoken proficiency in the English
      language may be demonstrated by one of the following options:

      1. Option 1 - English is your first language.
      2. Option 2 - Graduated from a regionally accredited four-year college/university in the United States with a bachelor’s or graduate degree.
      3. Option 3 - Acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS
  • Previous Master’s Degree
    Applicants who have earned a master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education may be accepted on the basis of such degree. Determination of conditions, if any, will be made by the Graduate Coordinator. 

  • Specific additional requirements for RA majors
    Enrollment in the RA courses is limited and competitive. Students must be approved by the faculty for entry into the RA professional courses following an interview. Applicants are rank-ordered according to a formula based on, but not limited to, several criteria such as grade point average, endorsement of a radiologist preceptor, clinical environment, essay, interview, and previous experiences in medical imaging environments.

Students must submit the following with the MSRS application:

  1. Students must provide documentation of Professional Certification. The RA curriculum is based on general diagnostic radiography clinical practice. Applicants must have a working knowledge of general diagnostic radiography procedures. Evidence = Copy of current ARRT card showing certification in radiography.

  2. Students must provide documentation of the Formal Written Agreement with the Radiologist Preceptor/Group. Although one radiologist will be identified as the preceptor, it is better for students to develop an arrangement with a group of radiologists rather than with an individual radiologist. The Preceptor Agreement must be approved and accepted by the MSU faculty.

  3. Students must submit the email addresses of at least one radiologist and one current work supervisor for references.
Before entry into clinical rotations, students must submit the following:
  1. Students must provide documentation of two (2) years of clinical experience within the previous ten (10) years. Evidence = Letters from appropriate employers/human resource departments.

  2. Students must provide documentation of current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) AND Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider status. Evidence = Copy of current AHA BLS and ACLS card.
  3. Students must be in compliance with Texas Mandated Immunizations.

  4. Students must provide documentation of the Formal Written Agreement with the Clinical Facility. The students, their preceptors, and the Clinical Facility need to be aware of the variety and quantity of procedures required. The Clinical Facility Agreement has to be approved and accepted by the MSU faculty.

  5. Students must pass a 10-panel drug test and background screening.

  6. Students may have other requirements listed in the clinical affiliation agreement.