Radiation Sciences Programs

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    Application Process

    Acceptance into a Radiation Sciences or Nuclear Medicine Technology Professional Program is not guaranteed. All programs are selective, requiring an application and interview (for invited candidates). All programs have a fall start date.

    All Professional Program applications are 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, Radiation Sciences Interest or Nuclear Medicine Technology Interest major (http://admissions.uiowa.edu/apply). This process can take several weeks; apply by early December.
    2. Review the Technical Standards and Self Disclosure of Criminal Background documents (see Prospective Student tab).
    3. 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. Request and send all post high school transcripts to Admissions as they are updated. Your degree audit in MyUI must indicate that all courses have been completed or are in progress.
    4. 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 patient care experience - facility name, contact person, number of hours, and types of activities observed/performed.
    • Program(s) of interest – select and rank your areas of emphasis (if applicable), prepare for essay questions.
    • Radiation Therapy and Nuclear Medicine Technology only – name and email address for three professional references. 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

    Type all application information in a Word document first and then copy/paste it into the online application. Acceptance decisions are made by the first week in March.