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College of Applied and Technical Studies
Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Technology

Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Technology

Course Delivery

100% online

Total Credits

60-88

Dependent on transfer credits
Approximate Tuition Cost

$15,100-$22,700

For CT or MRI program
Credits for Certificate in Radiologic Technology

32 credits awarded

For Hospital-Based Certificate in Radiologic Technology
*Based on the Tuition Guarantee Program for a full-time student taking 12-18 semester hours, if completing program in 4-6 semesters.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Technology degree is designed for students pursuing studies related to medical imaging that have completed a degree or certificate in radiologic technology, diagnostic medical sonography (MRI only), nuclear medicine or radiation therapy. 

Job opportunities for CT and MRI technologists, sonographers and therapists exist in hospitals, surgical centers, clinics, physician offices and other healthcare facilities.

Online Concentrations: The Radiologic and Imaging Sciences major comprises the following online concentrations:

Computed Tomography

The Computed Tomography concentration focuses on the use of specialized x-ray equipment to create sectional images of the human body. Each cross-sectional image reveals complex information about body structures that are used for a variety of reasons (i.e., diagnostic, treatment planning, interventional or screening).

  • Computed Tomography concentration for students who completed an AAS degree or hospital-based certificate in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy and are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging concentration focuses on the use of a powerful magnet, radio waves and computers to create sectional images of the human body. The images reveal complex information about body structures and the chemical changes that occur as a result of the onset of disease.

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging concentration for students who completed an AAS degree or hospital-based certificate program in Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy and are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. 

Program Structure

  • 120 credits total
  • Remainder concentration courses and/or requirement electives depending on associate’s degree held
  • Most general elective credit hours will be fulfilled with courses earned for radiologic technology associate degree or hospital-based certificate (32 credit hours awarded for a certificate for Magnetic Resonance Imaging concentration and 32-40 credit hours awarded for Computed Tomography concentration)
  • To be able to register for Radiologic and Imaging Sciences (RIS) courses, students must be accepted to technical study.  Acceptance to technical study is a selective process due to the limited number of students approved for each clinical education setting. Criteria for acceptance are the following:
    • Completion of required non-radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) courses, e.g., biology, chemistry, mathematics, psychology, Kent Core Courses
    • Minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
  • Graduate in as little as nine months—for the RIS (CT or MRI) courses only

Admissions Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents, and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

First-Year Students on the Kent Campus: First-year admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon cumulative grade point average, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum, and grade trends. Students not admissible to the Kent Campus may be administratively referred to one of the seven regional campuses to begin their college coursework. For more information, visit the admissions website for first-year students.

First-Year Students on the Regional Campuses: First-year admission to Kent State's campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent. Check with a regional campus admissions office to determine application requirements, as they may differ among campuses.

International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, or minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program. For more information, visit the admissions website for international students..

Transfer Students: For more information, visit the admissions website for transfer students.

Former Students: Former Kent State students or graduates who have not attended another college or university since Kent State may complete the reenrollment or reinstatement form on the University Registrar's website.

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Important Dates

Jan
16

Classes Begin

Spring 2023 Semester

Mar
26

Spring Break

Spring Break

May
17

Classes Begin

Summer 2023 Semester

Courses

Courses for the online Bachelor of Radiologic Imaging Sciences and Technology offer targeted education in the professional skills and knowledge necessary to work as a computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologist. Students must complete coursework in sectional anatomy, clinical practice, patient management, image production, and other techniques and procedures for their chosen imaging technology concentration. These courses are completed as part of the associate degree.

All undergraduate students must also complete courses that satisfy the Kent State university requirements in order to graduate.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Non-Ohio Residents
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$316.40 Lower
Division Courses
$370.80 Upper
Division Courses
$949.20 Lower
Division Courses
$1,112.40 Upper
Division Courses
$15,100 -$22,700 full-time1
For CT or MRI Program
$326.40 Lower
Division Courses
$380.80 Upper
Division Courses
$979.20 Lower
Division Courses
$1,142.40 Upper
Division Courses
$15,600-$15,800 full-time2
$23,400-$23,800 full-time3
For CT or MRI Program

1The flat-rate semester fee of $3,480.70 for LOWER division courses and $4,079.80 for UPPER division courses applies to full-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester. The approximate tuition cost was calculated at students completing the program in 4 or 6 semesters depending on the number of transfer credits. To calculate the tuition, an average of 2 semesters of LOWER division courses ($6,961.40) and 2 semesters of UPPER division courses ($8,159.60) totaling $15,100, and 3 semesters of LOWER division courses ($10,442.10) and 3 semesters of UPPER division courses ($12,237.60) totaling $22,700 was used.

2The flat-rate semester fee of $3,480.70 for LOWER division courses and $4,079.80 for UPPER division courses applies to full-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credits taken (between 12-18 or $120-$180). The approximate tuition cost for this program was calculated at a student taking 4 semesters - 2 semesters of LOWER division courses ($6,961.40) and 2 semesters of UPPER division courses ($8,158.40) totaling $15,100 as an average, PLUS $120-$180 per-credit-hour surcharge each semester.

3The flat-rate semester fee of $3,480.70 for LOWER division courses and $4,079.80 for UPPER division courses applies to full-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credits taken (between 12-18 or $120-$180). The approximate tuition cost for this program was calculated at a student taking 6 semesters - 3 semester of LOWER division courses ($10,442,10) and 3 semesters of UPPER division courses ($12,237.60) totaling $22,700 as an average, PLUS $120-$180 per-credit-hour surcharge each semester.

For part-time semesters: The $316.40 per-credit-hour tuition rate for LOWER division courses and $370.80 for UPPER division courses applies to part-time Ohio resident undergraduate students, PLUS a $10 per-credit-hour surcharge for non-Ohio resident undergraduate students, taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.


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