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Admissions

**YOU MUST APPLY TO MSU & TO THE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM**
Applications to the Radiography program are accepted ONLY between August 1st and September 30th. Applications received before or after this time period will not be considered.

 

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES/POLICIES

 Program Admissions Criteria

NOTE: Criteria, Policies, and Procedures have changed since the last admission cycle.  Please read carefully).

 To be considered for admission, the following basic requirements must be met:

  1. Obtain a background check through certifiedbackground.com When you send in your packet for admission, the program will email you confirmation of receipt AND the code for the background check.The results must be sent to the program by the company and proof of payment sent to the program immediately.  All outstanding warrants and any unresolved legal issues will result in a denial of the application. If the applicant is aware of issues prior to the background check, he or she should contact the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists at https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Ethics/Ethics-Review-PreApplication.pdfwww.arrt.org/  for the procedure to pre-application for eligibility. Once accepted to the program, the student must report any violations to the program chair or advisor.  Failure to do so may result in ineligibility to sit for the national certification exam.
  2. Be eligible for admission to MSU. mwsu.edu/admissions/requirements
  3. Complete the online BSRT Program application on the department website at http://www.mwsu.edu/academics/hs2/radsci/bsrt/index and submit an official  transcript from each institution attended including Midwestern State University.
  4. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater on all courses required for the BSRT degree and be in good academic standing.
  5. Successful completion (grade of C or higher) in BIOL 1133/1134 and BIOL 1233/1234 prior applying to the Radiologic Technology program.
  6. Successful completion (grade of C or higher) in RADS 1001 and RADS 1011 prior to applying to the program.
  7. Complete all remediation requirements
  8. Have reliable Internet access (high speed recommended) and a current, working email address.
Prior to the first fall semester following program admission students MUST provide:
  1. Health Insurance
  2. CPR certification - 2 year Health Provider (American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) child and adult) Health Provider
Failure to provide evidence of the above will result in dismissal from the program.

 Note:  Applicants must have completed Intro to Radiology (RADS 1001), Radiology Medical Terminology (RADS 1011) and A & P I & II (BIOL 1134 & 1234) prior to application.

Admissions Procedures

Applications are accepted ONLY between August 1st and September 30th each year. Applications received before or after this time period will not be considered.  Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program at Midwestern State University is highly competitive. Openings are limited primarily due to limited available clinical education centers.  

Applicants are accepted according to a ranking evaluation. Please be aware that ties in the ranking are broken by the admission's committee.  Fulfilling all requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. 

 Orientation to the program will occur as part of RADS 2022 Introduction to Professional Practice.



COURSE  DEPT

NUMBER

CREDIT HRS

Prerequisite Courses (must be completed by end of summer prior to application).

BIOL1133/11343/4
BIOL1233/12343/4
RADS10011
RADS10111

Program Required Course - (must be completed by end of the fall semester of year applying to the BSRT Program)

RADS41233

Academic Core Courses -  (must be completed by end of the fall semester of year applying to the BSRT Program)

COMMUNICATION 6
FINE ARTS/Creative Arts(3 HRS)3
HISTORY11333
HISTORY12333
Language, Philosophy, & Culture(3 HRS)3
MATH(3 HRS COLLEGE LEVEL)3
POLS13333
POLS14333
Social & Behavioral SciencesPSYC 1103 OR SOCL 1133 3
Cultural & Global Understanding33
Undergraduate Inquiry and Creativity3 3

Thirty-six (36) of the thirty-nine (39) core and data analysis courses MUST be completed by the end of the fall MSU semester of the year applying to the BSRT program.

 Prior to enrollment in RADS 4114 Clinical Education I, the student must provide documentation of:

  1. Program approved student liability insurance
  2. Drug testing for no illegal substance
  3. Compliance with state or program mandated immunizations

Special Note:  The MSU Radiography Program has affiliations with clinical sites in a wide geographic area in addition to Wichita Falls.  Students may be responsible for their own transportation, housing, and living expenses during their off-campus clinical courses. 

Applicants to this program must understand the physical, behavioral, and social skills necessary to function as  a radiographer in many facilities.  Please read the following carefully:

STANDARDS FOR THE RADIOGRAPHER

Employment Qualifiers:

  • Must be free from contagious diseases and chemical dependence.
  • Must be able to perform all functions and tasks required of a radiographer.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony, without restoration of his or her civil rights.
    Preapproval from the ARRT can be gained if you are concerned about a conviction at:

    https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Ethics/Ethics-Review-Pre-Application.pdf

    Visual Observation:

Visual acuity must be sufficient and adequate to enable the radiographer to:

  • View radiographs to determine quality and identify anatomy.
  • Observe patients’ condition.
  • Read control panels, technique charts, and other pertinent materials for patient care and professional practice.

Motor Functions:

Motor functions must be sufficient to enable the radiographer to:

Stand unassisted for  periods of time up to several hours.
Assist patients in and out of wheelchairs and on and off stretchers or tables.
Lift and handle radiographic equipment and tools.
Manipulate radiographic equipment.
Assist patients in emergency situations.

Communication Skills:

The radiographer shall possess sufficient communication skills adequate for receiving and transmitting  information to patients, health care personnel and others.

Behavioral and Social Skills:

Behavioral and social skills must be sufficient to enable the student to conduct him or herself appropriately and professionally in the college and clinical settings.

READMISSION POLICY

1.  A student will be eligible for readmission one time only.
2.  A student eligible must petition for readmission:

Students who wish to be readmitted must first visit with the Chair of the Radiologic Sciences Department.  Second, they must submit a letter to the Program Admissions committee stating desire for readmission, factors affecting their failure in the program, and how issues and problems will be resolved upon readmission.

Readmission is dependent on available places in the desired class.  Failed courses must be repeated.  It is highly recommended that all passed Radiologic Sciences AAS courses be attended to refresh information.  Retention and remediation activities will be determined individually for each student by the Admissions Committee based upon each student’s previous academic history with the program.  The student’s original clinical assignment will no longer be valid.  Reassignment to a clinical site will occur.  Students have 36 months from the beginning of their radiography training to complete the Associate Degree Radiography curriculum and Midwestern State University.  (Refer to MSU Undergraduate Bulletin).


   
Equal Opportunity Statement

The Radiologic Science Program is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability.   Any complaints alleging failure of this program to follow this policy should be brought to the attention of:

Jeff Killion, PhD, R.T.(R)(QM), Department Chair
Radiologic Sciences
Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX  76308
(940) 397-4337 Toll Free: 1-866-575-4305
Jeff.Killion@mwsu.edu