Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences Admissions & Deadlines

Admissions Requirements

Admission into the program is on a competitive basis. We base our selection on a number of factors, including the following:

  • Overall grade point average
  • Science prerequisite grade point average
  • Consistency of academic performance
  • Coursework completed prior to application
  • Interpersonal abilities

To be considered for admission into the Bachelor of Science in imaging sciences program, you need the following qualifications, except where noted:

  1. A minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of general education courses prior to starting the program at Rush. Courses may be in progress at the time of application. 
  2. An overall and science GPA of at least 2.5 out of 4.0.
  3. An associate’s degree in medical radiography or nuclear medicine technology from a program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology or the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology for admission to the Computed Tomography (CT), Cardiac-Interventional (CI) or Vascular-Interventional (VI) tracks (not applicable if applying to the entry-level MRI track). If you have successfully completed an accredited hospital-based program, email, to determine if you may be admitted on this basis.
  4. Licensure or eligibility for accreditation in the practice of medical radiation technology by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency for applicants to the Computed Tomography (CT), Cardiac-Interventional (CI) or Vascular-Interventional (VI) tracks (not applicable if applying to the entry-level MRI track).
  5. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job. We offer support for students with disabilities.
  6. Completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better at a regionally accredited college or university (you may take some prerequisites concurrently while enrolled in the program, but they must be completed prior to degree completion at Rush):
General Education Courses Semester Credit Hours Quarter Credit Hours
Two courses in communications
English composition is required.
6 9

One course in mathematics
College algebra or higher-level math is required.

3 4

Two courses in life sciences
Human anatomy and physiology is required (two semesters are highly recommended).

The second course may be in anatomy, biology, microbiology, pathophysiology, physiology or other life science topic.

8 12

One course in physical sciences
General physics is highly recommended.

3 4
One course in social sciences
(i.e., government, history, political science, psychology, sociology)
3 4
One course in humanties
(i.e., ethics, fine arts, literature, philosophy)
Performance courses do not meet this requirement.
3 4
Elective courses
Courses in communications, humanities, fine arts, philosophy, ethics, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences or computer science 
34 53
TOTAL 60 90

How to apply

Entry term: Fall (September) or Spring (January)
Application cycle: September-August
Application deadline: Typically two months prior to the beginning of the anticipated entry term

To apply to the Bachelor of Science in imaging sciences program, complete the following steps:

Submit an application using the Allied Health Centralized Application Service (AHCAS).

Apply Here

You will also need to submit the following through AHCAS:

  1. Official transcripts from every U.S. college or university attended
  2. International course evaluation for all courses and degrees completed at a college or university outside of the United States
  3. Three professional recommendations. References should be current or former academic advisors, professors, managers or supervisors. We will not accept evaluations from coworkers, colleagues, friends or family members.
  4. Personal statement
  5. Resume or CV

If your native language is not English, submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

Participate in a personal interview with departmental faculty.

Admissions Contact
Phone: (312) 942-7120


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