MSRS Course Plans

The MSRS degree program includes graduate level radiologic science core courses, major courses, and elective courses.  Major courses offer advanced educational experiences in administrative, educational, or advanced clinical procedure areas.  MSU offers elective courses reflective of current issues and trends in radiologic science.  In addition to enrollment in standard graduate courses, students benefit from a evidence-based project (education / administration) focused on their areas of interest or clinical (RA) experiences and develop research competencies through preparation of a thesis or exit file paper. 

 

EDUCATION MAJORS AND ADMINISTRATION MAJORS

THESIS OPTION (RADS 6983, RADS 6993)

CategoryCoursesCredit Hours
Core Courses4 Courses  RADS 5013, 5023, 5003, 503312
Major Courses3 Courses Education Track or Administrative Track Evidence-based Project Course9
Online Electives2 Courses:
RADS 6553 Statistics
RADS 6443 Survey Design
6
Thesis Preparation2 Courses RADS 6983, 6993 (can be repeated)6
TOTAL 34

 

RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANT MAJORS

THESIS OPTION (RADS 6983, RADS 6993)

CategoryCoursesCredit Hours
ore CoursesCourses  RADS 5013, 5023, 5003, 503312
Major Courses1 RA Patient Interactions
5 RA Procedures Courses 5 RA Clinical Courses
38
Thesis Preparation2 Courses RADS 6983, 6993 (can be repeated)6
TOTAL 56

 

EDUCATION MAJORS AND ADMINISTRATION MAJORS

NON-THESIS (Research Project) OPTION (RADS 6773)*

CategoryCoursesCredit Hours
Core Courses4 Courses  RADS 5013, 5023, 5003, 503312
Major Courses3 Courses Education Track or Administrative Track Evidence-based Project Course12
Electives4 Courses including:
RADS 6553 Statistics
RADS 6443 Survey Design (6 hours must be in Radiologic Science)
12
Research Project1 Course
RADS 6773
3
TOTAL 37

 

RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANT MAJORS

NONTHESIS (EXIT FILE PAPER) OPTION (RADS 6883 Research Paper)*

CategoryCoursesCredit Hours
Core Courses4 Courses  RADS 5013, 5023, 5003, 503312
Major Courses1 RA Patient Interactions
5 RA Procedures Courses 5 RA Clinical Courses
38
Research Project1 Course RADS 67733
TOTAL 53

 

* Recommended Option

 With approval from the MSU MSRS Graduate Coordinator, students may transfer up to six credit hours of graduate course work completed at other institutions. 

Students have up to six (6) years from enrollment in the first radiologic science graduate course to complete the degree requirements.  Courses more than six (6) years old can not be included on a degree plan. If a program of study takes more than six (6) years, students will have to repeat the courses taken more than six (6) years earlier.