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Radiologic Sciences Admission Policies - Traditional Program

Competitive admissions

Due to a limited class size, the Radiologic Sciences program involves a competitive admissions process. Click here for the minimum admissions criteria, including standards for educational prerequisites. In addition, the general admission requirements of the institution and school must be met.

Mississippi residents

Selection of applicants is made on a competitive basis. For admission purposes, the School of Health Related Professions at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) may give preference to residents of Mississippi, as defined by Miss. Codes §§ 37-103-7 and 37-103-13, and IHL Policy 610. The School of Health Related Professions currently only accepts admission applications from individuals who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.

Advanced placement and/or transfer of credit

Advanced placement and/or transfer of credit options are not available for meeting the requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences. Acceptance into the Radiologic Sciences program is entry-level only. Advanced standing transfer credit is not accepted.

Test of English as a foreign language

Since verbal and written communication skills are vital to success in the academic programs in the School of Health Related Professions, applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination and to demonstrate competence in written and spoken English. Information on the TOEFL examination may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08540.


To ensure awareness of the latest entrance requirements for the Radiologic Sciences program, prospective students should visit the program’s website and review the published admission policies and associated criteria for each application cycle (i.e., July-February). Additionally, students are encouraged to contact the Office of Enrollment Management or the School of Health Related Professions for more specific information regarding applications, prerequisites, tuition and fees, or other program admission requirements.

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 been complied with and agreed to continue to comply with the ARRT standards of ethics and the ARRT rules and regulations. Please 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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