Admissions

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology (BSRT)

 ADMISSION CRITERIA

**YOU MUST APPLY TO MSU & TO THE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM**
Applications to the Radiography program are accepted ONLY between August 1st and September 30th. Applications received before or after this time period will not be considered.

 

To be considered for admission, the following basic requirements must be met:

  1. Eligibility for admission to MSU.  Click on the link below:
    http://www.mwsu.edu/admissions/requirements
  2. Application for admission to the Radiologic Sciences Program and a student copy of your most recent transcripts. Click here  for the program application.
  3. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater on all required core courses and RADS 4123 - Data Analysis and be in good academic standing.
  4. Successful completion (grade of C or higher) in BIOL 1134 and BIOL 1234 by the end of the summer II session,  prior to consideration for admission to the radiologic science professional courses (fall semester)
  5. Successful completion (grade of C or higher) in RADS 1001 and RADS 1011, by the end of summer session II, prior to  consideration for admission to the radiologic science professional courses (fall semester)
  6. Complete all remediation requirements.

Note:  Applicants must have completed Intro to Radiology (RADS 1001), Radiology Medical Terminology (RADS 1011, and A&P I & II (BIOL 1134 & 1234) by the end of the second summer session of your application year, but NOT prior to application.  


ADMISSION PROCEDURES FOR THE BSRT PROGRAM

The professional phase of the BSRT program begins in the spring semester of the second program year.  Applications are accepted ONLY between August 1st and September 30th each year. Applications received before or after this time period will not be considered.  Due to the limited availability of clinical sites, qualified applicants will be accepted only until the class is full. 

Applicants are accepted according to a ranking evaluation.  Please be aware that ties in the ranking are broken by date of application, then hour, minute, etc.  Fulfilling all requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. 

All students accepted into the program must attend a program orientation to be announced at a later date.


Students must also complete the following courses by the end of the fall semester of the application year:

COURSE  DEPT

NUMBER

CREDIT HRS

Prerequisite Courses (must be completed by end of summer prior to application.

BIOL

1134

4

BIOL

1234

4

RADS

1001

1

RADS

1011

1

Program Prerequisite Course - to be completed by the end of the fall semester of application.

RADS

4123

3

Academic Core Courses - must be completed by the end of the fall semester of application.

ENGL

1113

3

ENGL

1123

3

FINE  ARTS/Creative Arts

(3 HRS)

3

HISTORY

1133

3

HISTORY

1233

3

Language, Philosophy, & Culture

(3 HRS)

3

MATH

(3 HRS COLLEGE LEVEL)

3

POLS

1333

3

POLS

1433

3

PSYC

1103 OR SOCL 1133

3

Cultural & Global Understanding

3
 Undergraduate Inquiry and Creativity 3 3

 

TOTAL

49

 Forty-six (46)of the forty-nine (49) hours MUST be completed by the end of the fall semester of application.

 


Prior to enrollment in RADS 2114 Clinical Education I, the student must provide documentation of:

1.  Program approved student liability insurance
2.  Drug testing for no illegal substance
3.  Health insurance 
4.  Compliance with program criminal background check
5.  Compliance with state or program mandated immunizations
6.  CPR certification - 2 year (child and adult)

Special Note:  The MSU Radiography Program has affiliations with clinical sites in a wide geographic area in addition to Wichita Falls.  Students may be responsible for their own transportation, housing, and living expenses during their off-campus clinical courses. 

Applicants to this program must understand the physical, behavioral, and social skills necessary to function as  a radiographer in many facilities.  Please read the following carefully:

STANDARDS FOR THE RADIOGRAPHER

Employment Qualifiers:

  •  
    • Must be free from contagious diseases and chemical dependence.
    • Must be able to perform all functions and tasks required of a radiographer.
    • Must not have been convicted of a felony, without restoration of his or her civil rights.
      Preapproval from the ARRT can be gained if you are concerned about a conviction at:

      https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Ethics/Ethics-Review-Pre-Application.pdf

      Visual Observation:

Visual acuity must be sufficient and adequate to enable the radiographer to:

  •  
    • View radiographs to determine quality and identify anatomy.
    • Observe patients’ condition.
    • Read control panels, technique charts, and other pertinent materials for patient care and professional practice.

Motor Functions:

Motor functions must be sufficient to enable the radiographer to:

Stand unassisted for  periods of time up to several hours.
Assist patients in and out of wheelchairs and on and off stretchers or tables.
Lift and handle radiographic equipment and tools.
Manipulate radiographic equipment.
Assist patients in emergency situations.

Communication Skills:

The radiographer shall possess sufficient communication skills adequate for receiving and transmitting  information to patients, health care personnel and others.

Behavioral and Social Skills:

Behavioral and social skills must be sufficient to enable the student to conduct him or herself appropriately and professionally in the college and clinical settings.

READMISSION POLICY

1.  A student will be eligible for readmission one time only.
2.  A student eligible must petition for readmission:

Students who wish to be readmitted must first visit with the Chair of the Radiologic Sciences Department.  Second, they must submit a letter to the Program Admissions committee stating desire for readmission, factors affecting their failure in the program, and how issues and problems will be resolved upon readmission.

 

Readmission is dependent on available places in the desired class.  Failed courses must be repeated.  It is highly recommended that all passed Radiologic Sciences AAS courses be attended to refresh information.  Retention and remediation activities will be determined individually for each student by the Admissions Committee based upon each student’s previous academic history with the program.  The student’s original clinical assignment will no longer be valid.  Reassignment to a clinical site will occur.  Students have 36 months from the beginning of their radiography training to complete the Associate Degree Radiography curriculum and Midwestern State University.  (Refer to MSU Undergraduate Bulletin).

   
Equal Opportunity Statement

The Radiologic Science Program is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability.   Any complaints alleging failure of this program to follow this policy should be brought to the attention of:

Jeff Killion, PhD, R.T.(R)(QM), Department Chair
Radiologic Sciences
Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX  76308
(940) 397-4337 Toll Free: 1-866-575-4305
Jeff.Killion@mwsu.edu