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.
Applicants for the MRI program must be currently certified as an ARRT registered radiologic technologist, an ARRT or NMTCB registered nuclear medicine technologist, an ARRT registered radiation therapist, or an ARRT or ARDMS registered diagnostic medical sonographer.
International students who are interested in the program are advised to apply to Kent State University first: https://www.kent.edu/admissions/apply.
The MRI program consists of didactic and clinical components. The didactic component is 100% online. The clinical component is completed at a healthcare facility to meet the ARRT clinical requirements required for eligibility to sit for the certification exam in MRI.
The MRI program has two pathway options:
1. The Certificate Program offers MRI-specific coursework that fulfills the ARRT structured education requirements and prepares the student for the ARRT national certification exam. Courses are offered in 2 semesters (fall and spring) with an optional review course and clinical experience offered in summer.
Students who pursue the certificate program can use those completed courses to toward the BRIT degree.
2. The Bachelor Degree Program offers MRI-specific coursework that fulfills the ARRT structured education requirements and prepares the student for the ARRT national certification exam. Additional courses as well as the completion of Kent Core courses is required for completion of the degree (120 credit hours total). MRI core courses and supporting courses are offered in 3 semesters (fall, spring, and summer).
Clinical experience has two options:
1. Those currently working in MRI can complete clinical requirements during paid time at their place of employment.
2. Those who are not currently working in MRI will complete clinical requirements at an affiliated healthcare facility during unpaid time (at their place of employment or elsewhere).
Please review the information packet and information video below for more information on the admission requirements, program coursework, and clinical experience.
Applications for Fall 2024 being accepted now - July 1, 2024
Questions? Want more information? Contact Sherry DeWitt, 330-337-4227.