Radiation Sciences Programs

  • DistanceEducation
  • Distance Education

    Web-based courses are offered by the Radiologic Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography education faculty. They are designed to provide the examination content identified for:

    • The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for CVI, CT, and MRI
    • The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers for sonography principles and instrumentation, abdomen, obstetrics and gynecology, vascular technology, and breast sonography.

    Non-degree seeking students

    • Meet the required course requirements and prerequisites.
    • Complete the enrollment procedure through The University of Iowa Continuing Education.
    • For enrollment questions contact Continuing Education:  
    • CT, CVI, and MRI Courses and Schedules

    Tuition & Fee

    • Students will be assessed tuition and the technology fee for the total semester hours of enrollment.
    • Non-resident students that are registered for off-campus DE courses ONLY are eligible for resident tuition.
    • Financial aid is not available for non-degree seeking students.
    • Reference the Tuition and Fees Rate Table for Carver College of Medicine Bachelor of Science students.

    RT Degree-seeking students

    (DMS does not offer an online BS degree route.)

    • Meet the RT to BS Degree admission requirements.
    • Admit to The University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Radiation Sciences major PRIOR to enrolling in any CVI, CT or MRI courses. Semester hour credit for courses completed prior to admitting to COM RS will NOT count toward the degree.
    • For questions:  

    Auditing Courses

    • Faculty and staff may audit a course if permission is granted by the instructor, departmental executive officer (for staff), and college dean (for faculty).
    • Tuition is assessed for the number of semester hours registered for.   Register for 0 sh by the appropriate academic course deadline.
    • Satisfactory performance (minimum 'C' grade and completion of course requirements) is assigned an "AUS" (audit successful) grade on the transcript-courses will not receive credit, meet any college requirement, or be eligible for CE credits with the ARRT.    Unsatisfactory performance is assigned an "AUU" (audit unsuccessful) 

    Continuing Education Credits

    • Radiologic Technologists should consult the ARRT with CE questions prior to taking a course.  Academic courses relevant to the profession taken through a regionally accredited university or college can count for 16 CE credits for each academic semester credit.  (ARRT) https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/governing-documents/continuing-education-requirements.pdf
    • The course must be completed during the biennium with a grade of "C" or better.  If audited by the ARRT you will submit a copy of your transcript.