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Radiologic Sciences

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CELEBRATING 45 YEARS OF EDUCATION IN RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES

In 2017, the Midwestern State University (MS) Radiologic Science Program is celebrating its 45th anniversary as an accredited program. This program was created under the tutelage of Anton Zembrod. Along with Zembrod, the faculty at that time consisted primarily of  retired Air Force instructors with strong ties to Sheppard AFB. In 1974, these faculties are also credited with what is believed to be the first distance education program in radiologic sciences anywhere in the US. The program continued to experience growth and expansion. In 1997-98 the first Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences graduated its first cohort.  In 1998, the first Radiologic Sciences course was offered online. In August 2016, MSU Radiologic Sciences ranked as the #1 online Radiologic Sciences program out of 30 U.S. programs reviewed by OnlineColleges.com. The BSRS on-line program has grown from under 100 students to 350-plus students.  Since that first MSRS class in 1997, over 300 students have graduated with emphasis in Radiologic Administration, Radiologic Education, or Radiologist Assistant (RA). Our RA program was one of the original four advanced practice programs in the US started with grants from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). We have transitioned our AAS degree program to a BSRT degree program.  We now have the entry-level BSRT program and the BSRS degree-completion program for registered technologists.  The last AAS class graduated in May 2015. Our first BSRT class graduated in May 2016.

Welcome to Radiologic Sciences from the MSU Radiologic Sciences Faculty & Staff

 

Note:  All students in the BSRS and MSRS programs receive in-state tuition!

 

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology (BSRT) 

The Radiologic Sciences entry-level BSRT Program prepares students for careers as radiographers utilizing a combination of distance education online courses and face-to-face classroom courses. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are prepared to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Additionally, graduates may be eligible for certification by the state of Texas as Medical Radiologic Technologists. The BS Program in Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The mission of the BSRT program is to provide students with both the academic and technical foundations to competently and safely perform imaging procedures, to prepare qualified imaging technologists who will ethically respond to the needs of patients with technical competence and compassion, and to assume a vital professional role as a medical team member.

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences Degree (BSRS)

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science (BSRS) degree is available through distance education delivery methods. This program provides lateral and upward mobility for ARRT registered technologists or registry-eligible students who are unable to attend college face-to-face. Registered technologists may earn up to 42 semester credit hours of advanced standing. The program offers a variety of subject content including courses designed to prepare students for advanced level examinations in specific modalities.

All courses in the BSRS program are offered as Internet courses. Course content is based on standard textbooks and the online course instructions guide students through every step of the material. Each course is divided into several individual units with accompanying unit exams submitted to MSU for grading. Graded exams are returned to the student with pertinent comments and recommendations for further study. Specific instructions for the final examinations will be provided with each course syllabus. Students are required to take final examinations through a commercial testing site known as Proctor U within a timeframe acceptable to the professor.

Master of Science Degree (MSRS)

Midwestern State University was the first educational institution in the United States to offer a discipline-specific graduate degree. Today, the MSRS program remains at the forefront of imaging and radiologic sciences education and offers three areas of concentration:

 

  • Administration
  • Education
  • Radiologist Assistant (RA)

 

The specialized program of study is a hybrid format and allows working professionals to complete the degree in two years with minimal on-campus requirements. Although the majority of the course work is completed online, there are six required on-campus visits for administration and education majors and 10 required on-campus visits for RA majors. RA majors are also required to complete extensive clinical requirements.

Note: If you reside in a state other than Texas, recent federal regulations may prohibit you from taking courses at Midwestern State University. Please contact Courtney Snyder, courtney.snyder@mwsu.edu  for verification that your state of residence allows you to take courses from a Texas university. Failure to follow this procedure may prevent you from continuing to take courses and/or graduating from the MSRS program.

Program Facilities

MSU’s Radiologic Sciences programs include four energized radiographic rooms, computed radiography cassette-based digital image capture technology, a computer lab, an extensive selection of audio-visual resources, and a comprehensive website.