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The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Medical Imaging program.

Is this program accredited

The Medical Imaging program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Who is eligible for the 2 + 2 Degree in Medical Imaging?

This program has been designed to advance the skills of the medical imaging professional. Candidates must hold an associate degree in an imaging science prior to admission in the BSMI program.  The candidate for this program must have ARRT credentials or eligibility in one of the primary imaging modalities: radiologic technology, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, MRI, or ultrasonography.   Radiologic Technologists who hold a diploma in Radiology may be accepted into the BSMI program once all general education requirements are met. Applicants for the Medical Imaging Program must meet all admission requirements in addition to the imaging credentialing eligibility.

When are classes scheduled?

All courses in the baccalaureate and advanced credentialed programs were developed with the working technologist in mind.  The curriculum may be completed in a 100% online format or in a hybrid format. Hybrid courses are offered in a mix of on campus and online with required class meetings and clinical rotations.

How are clinical requirements fulfilled in the advanced credentialed programs?

Some imaging courses will have a clinical component.  Clinical courses are scheduled by program faculty to any of the program's 15+ affiliated clinical sites. Clinical requirements are scheduled to accommodate both class and work schedules with evening and weekend rotations available. It is expected that students will participate in a prescribed weekly clinical rotation at their assigned clinical site in order to fulfill the required clinical competencies as set by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Clinical competencies are required for eligibility to sit for the national certification exam.

Can I receive credit for my advanced credentials?

Lifetime experience credit can be awarded for candidates who hold the following advanced credentials:  Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography (M), Quality Management (QM), Bone Densitometry (BD).  Lifetime experience credit can help to offset required elective courses built into the online BSMI curriculum.

Can this program prepare me to be an imaging educator?

The online BSMI track offers a subset of elective courses that prepare you to move into the role of imaging educator.  The required internship capstone course can be facilitated under the supervision of an imaging educator with activities created to prepare you to facilitate classroom instruction.

Am I eligible for financial aid?

This will depend on your individual circumstances.  A large percentage of our students receive aid, which includes a mix of scholarships, loans, grants, work/study, institutional gift aid and federal financial aid. Our dedicated financial aid team will work with you individually to find all aid for which you are eligible.  The first step is to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  See the Financial Information section of our website for more information.