Radiation Therapy Program Admissions
Admission to the Indiana University School of Medicine Radiation Therapy degree program is based on an admission index composed of a cumulative grade point average, the mathematics and science grade point average, prerequisite courses grade point average, and an interview. In addition, the admission index for a radiographer also includes a radiography program grade point average.
Applications for this professional degree program are due December 1 of the year before desired entry into the program.
Prerequisite Course Work
Students must complete a minimum of 48 credit hours to become eligible for enrollment into this professional program. Students should consult with their academic advisors for appropriate courses and semester sequence to complete the prerequisites. Prerequisites may be taken at any accredited college or university. The code “GE” indicates a course that meets the IUPUI General Education core.
|General Education Courses||Credits|
|Two Core Communication Courses: English composition (GE) and Speech communication(GE)||6.0|
|Additional Written communication
Second writing course must focus on research and professional writing skills.
|Cultural Understanding (GE)||3.0|
|Arts/Humanities Elective (GE)||3.0|
|Social Sciences – Introductory Psychology (GE)||3.0|
|College Algebra and Trigonometry (GE)||3.0|
|Additional College Algebra and Trigonometry or Approved College Math Course||3.0|
|General Physics (with lab)||4.0|
|Human Biology I or Human Anatomy (with lab) (GE)||4.0|
|Human Biology II or Human Physiology (GE)||4.0|
|Introduction to Computers||3.0|
|Business Elective (GE)
(From Approved GE: Social Science Course List)
|Additional Business Elective||3.0|
Cumulative Grade Point AverageStudents must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of program application. Grades from remedial courses are not calculated in the grade point average of the prerequisite courses to determine the admission index.
Specific Grade Point AverageStudents must have a minimum grade point average in science and math grade courses of 2.30, and a 2.50 grade point average in stated prerequisite courses (on a 4.00 scale). This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained. Grades from remedial courses are not calculated in the mathematics and science grade point average to determine the admission index.
GradesStudents must have a minimum of a C grade in a prerequisite course (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).
Technical SpecialtyThe entry requirements for Radiographer students are the same as listed above for the non-radiography track. One business elective can be completed during the first term of entry into the professional program if necessary. Radiographer applicants must supply evidence of registration in radiography by the ARRT or completion of a radiography program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
The technical-specialty area is complete for applicants who have completed an associate or baccalaureate bachelor’s degree in radiography. Students who received their technical training in non-credit-awarding programs and who have full credentials in radiography (ARRT) may be awarded credit for their credentials and experiences and/or petition to test out of technical-specialty courses.