Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a diagnostic technique that uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to generate detailed, sectional images of human anatomy.
In order to pursue MRI, an applicant must be a registry-eligible or an ARRT registered radiologic technologist, or an ARRT or NMTCB registered nuclear medicine technologist, or an ARRT registered radiation therapist or an ARDMS registered diagnostic medical sonographer, who has completed their education through a hospital-based certificate program, or an associate or bachelor degree.

2022 MRI Program Information Packet

Two Program Options for MRI: 

  1. Earn a Degree in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Certificate Program-available for students who wish to pursue MRI by taking the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences (RIS) courses, without the additional courses required for the degree.
  2. Bachelor’s degree Program-available for students who wish to pursue MRI as part of the Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences degree. The degree is comprised of a minimum of 120 credit hours from radiologic technology, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy, Kent Core courses, upper division electives and courses required for MRI in the Radiologic and Imaging Science (RIS) major.

Program length:  

3 semesters-fall, spring, and summer

Course Delivery Options:

  1. Online:  all RIS courses are offered online 
  2. Hyflex: Some courses are offered as HYFLEX with delivery through Zoom that are available two evenings each week for those who prefer a live synchronous class with the instructor.  The classes are also recorded for students who wish to access the class online at a different day/time. These courses include MRI Procedures I and II, MRI Equipment & Image Acquisition I and II, and MRI Techniques.

Clinical Education Courses:

Each semester offers a clinical education course to provide the clinical experience required to observe and perform MRI procedures and to complete clinical competencies required by the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists).  Students complete 15 hours of clinical time per week each semester as a clinical site that has an affiliation agreement with Kent State. Students are responsible for seeking a clinical education site located in their geographical location.

Application Deadline:    Deadline extended to August 1

Number of Students Accepted: Up to 25 students each year

Apply to our MRI program for Fall 2022


Kelly Dragomir, M.A., R.T.(R)(CT)
Interim Program Director
Radiology, CT, and MRI Programs
Email: or Phone:  330-337-4223