Radiation Therapy FAQs
- If I meet all the pre-requisites, will I automatically be accepted into the radiation therapy program?
NO. Acceptance into the program is based on a point system as explained in the information packet; students with the highest points are accepted
- Is it required that I have a radiology background in order to be accepted into the radiation therapy program?
NO. There are 2 options for acceptance. Option 1 pertains to students with an associates’ degree in radiologic technology; Option 2 pertains to students with no radiologic technology background
- If I already have a bachelor’s/master’s degree in another field, can I be accepted into the radiation therapy program?
YES; you would be attempting a 2nd bachelor’s degree. But, you must still go through all the appropriate steps such as applying to KSU; sending all official transcripts; seeking advisement from Shellie Warino.
- If I have pre-requisites from other colleges/universities, will they transfer to KSU & count towards the radiation therapy degree?
Once you apply to KSU & submit all your official transcripts, they will be evaluated by the KSU transfer center to determine if they equate to KSU courses. See the transfer guide site: https://keys.kent.edu:44220/ePROD/bwlkgstu.P_TransferInfo
- Is there a waiting list for the radiation therapy program?
NO. Students who have applied & not been accepted may reapply the following year
- How many students apply to the radiation therapy program?
Approximately 25 applicants/year
- How many students are accepted into the radiation therapy program yearly?
- When do I find out if I’ve been accepted?
Acceptance emails are sent out by June 1st
- Can radiation therapy students attend part time?
NO. The radiation therapy program is a full time commitment with students spending approximately 40 hrs. /wk. on class & clinical time not including travel time & study time.
- Can radiation therapy students work while in the program?
YES. The recommendation is students do not work more than 20 hrs. /wk.
- Do student in the radiation therapy program get breaks?
YES. The radiation therapy program follows the Kent State University academic calendar
- When do the radiation therapy students attend classes/clinical?
Refer to the information packet page 7 for days/times