MSRS Course Plans

 

The MSRS degree program includes graduate level radiologic science core courses, major courses, and elective courses.  Major courses offer advanced educational experiences in administrative, educational, or advanced clinical procedure areas.  MSU offers elective courses reflective of current issues and trends in radiologic science.  In addition to enrollment in standard graduate courses, students benefit from a practicum (education / administration) focused on their areas of interest or clinical (RA) experiences and develop research competencies through preparation of a thesis or exit file paper. 

 
 

EDUCATION MAJORS AND ADMINISTRATION MAJORS

THESIS OPTION (RADS 6983, RADS 6993)

 

Category

Courses

Credit Hours

Core Courses

4 Courses  RADS 5013, 5023, 5003, 5033

12

Major Courses

3 Courses Education Track or Administrative Track Practicum Course

 

12

Online Electives

2 Courses

RADS 6553 Statistics

RADS 6443 Survey Design

6

Thesis Preparation

2 Courses RADS 6983, 6993 (can be repeated)

6

TOTAL

 

36

 

 

RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANT MAJORS

THESIS OPTION (RADS 6983, RADS 6993)

 

Category

Courses

Credit Hours

Core Courses

4 Courses  RADS 5013, 5023, 5003, 5033

12

Major Courses

1 RA Patient Interactions

5 RA Procedures Courses 5 RA Clinical Courses

38

Thesis Preparation

2 Courses RADS 6983, 6993 (can be repeated)

6

TOTAL

 

56

  

EDUCATION MAJORS AND ADMINISTRATION MAJORS

NONTHESIS (Research Project) OPTION (RADS 6773)*

 

Category

Courses

Credit Hours

Core Courses

4 Courses  RADS 5013, 5023, 5003, 5033 

12

Major Courses

3 Courses Education Track or Administrative Track Practicum Course 

12

Electives

4 Courses including:

RADS 6553 Statistics

RADS 6443 Survey Design (6 hours must be in Radiologic Science)

12

Research Project

1 Course

RADS 6773

3

TOTAL

 

39

  

RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANT MAJORS

NONTHESIS (EXIT FILE PAPER) OPTION (RADS 6883 Research Paper)*

 

Category

Courses

Credit Hours

Core Courses

4 Courses  RADS 5013, 5023, 5003, 5033

12

Major Courses

1 RA Patient Interactions

5 RA Procedures Courses 5 RA Clinical Courses

38

Research Project

1 Course RADS 6773

3

TOTAL

 

53

 

* Recommended Option

 With approval from the MSU MSRS Graduate Coordinator, students may transfer up to six credit hours of graduate course work completed at other institutions. 

Students have up to six (6) years from enrollment in the first radiologic science graduate course to complete the degree requirements.  Courses more than six (6) years old can not be included on a degree plan. If a program of study takes more than six (6) years, students will have to repeat the courses taken more than six (6) years earlier.