Nuclear Medicine Technology

  • Application Process

    Acceptance into the Nuclear Medicine Technology Professional Program is not guaranteed. The program is selective, requiring an application and interview (for invited candidates) for the fall start date.

    The Professional Program application is due by January 15 at 11:59 PM. Apply early; late applications (including reference submissions) will not be considered.

    Step 1

    PRIOR TO starting the Professional Program application:

    1. Apply to The University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nuclear Medicine Technology Interest major ( This process can take several weeks; apply by early December.
    2. Review the prerequisites for the program. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the end of the spring semester (or by June 1) in the year you are applying. Your degree audit on ISIS must indicate that all courses have been completed or are in progress.
    3. Gather information for:
    • Education and employment information (names, dates, etc.).
    • Criminal offenses - all offenses will need to be reported, with the sole exceptions of speeding and parking violations.
    • Job shadowing and health care experience - facility name, contact person, and types of activities observed/performed.
    • Program(s) of interest – select and rank your areas of emphasis (if applicable), prepare for essay questions.
    • Three personal references – name and email address. Consider supervisors, educators, and co-workers. Contact them beforehand as they will automatically be emailed as soon as you submit your application. Reference responses must be received by the January 15 deadline.

    Step 2

    Apply to the Professional Program

    Acceptance decisions are made by the first week in March.