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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Admission Policies

Advanced placement and transfer of credit

Advanced placement and/or transfer of credit options are not available for Magnetic Resonance Imaging applicants. Acceptance into the MRI program is entry-level only. Transfer credit is not accepted.

Test of English as a Foreign Language

Verbal and written communication skills are vital to success in the academic programs in the School of Health Related Professions; therefore, applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL) examination and demonstrate competence in written and spoken English. Information on the TOEFL examination may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, (877) 863-3546. 

No applicant is accepted until the admissions process is complete which includes an interview by the program admission committee. Applicants should not present themselves for interviews until requested. Those applicants whom the admission committee deems it advisable to interview are notified well in advance.

Background check

Mississippi law requires all health care workers, including students, to have completed criminal background checks. All UMMC students who will participate in patient care activities will be required to successfully complete a criminal history background check, including fingerprinting, prior to beginning clinical activities. Applicants are advised that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for certification, registration, or licensure examinations. There is no fee associated with the background check performed at UMMC for students admitted into the program.

Drug policy

For information related to the drug policy at UMMC, click here to access this information in the SHRP Student Handbook. 

Ethics requirements

A candidate for certification and registration must be a person of good moral character and must not have engaged in conduct that is inconsistent with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) standards of ethics or the ARRT rules and regulations. They must have complied with and agreed to continue to comply with the ARRT standards of ethics and the ARRT rules and regulations. Refer to for details.

Health insurance

All students attending UMMC must show proof of health insurance coverage. Students may complete a waiver showing coverage already obtained or may enroll in the group plan offered by the Medical Center. More information on this requirement may be found online in the UMMC Bulletin or on the Student Accounting webpage. Any questions should be directed to the Office of Student Accounting at (601) 984-1060.

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