What will I learn?

Designed for students located in specific regions of New England who hold an associate’s degree in medical imaging or a bachelor’s degree in any field, this program builds on your previous college studies, teaching you how to safely and compassionately administer radioactive drugs, or radiopharmaceuticals, to is program is offered in select cities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. Details about the locations are noted below.

As a student in this program, you'll learn how to obtain rapid-succession images of where radiopharmaceuticals concentrate in the body, giving your medical team insight essential to diagnosing patients. You'll discover the functions of the many organs and tissues found in the human anatomy. And you’ll learn how to treat a variety of medical conditions using targeted radiation.

Over the course of 12 consecutive months, you'll follow a synchronous distance/online class schedule, which means that you will log and call in during specific class times, offering you the flexibility of an online education coupled with the community-building experience associated with classroom learning. You'll participate in clinical experiences at sites predetermined by your specific location, where you'll work alongside industry experts and gain firsthand knowledge of what it's like to be a nuclear medicine technologist. And you'll graduate ready to positively impact patients' lives and sit for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, as well as the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Which department am I in?

School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
USD $990 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

2 September 2021


MCPHS University

Boston Campus,

179 Longwood Avenue,



2115, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For admission to the program, an applicant must have: Baccalaureate degree in related field preferred, Experience, interest or current employment in a research field.

For international students

An applicant must meet one of the two criteria:

  • Currently registered (or registry-eligible) in the medical imaging or radiologic sciences.
  • Baccalaureate degree in any field.

Non-lab-based Programs Language Proficiency: MCPHS on-campus EPE – 57; TOEFL iBT – 79; TOEFL ITP – 587; IELTS - 6.5; iTEP - 4.0; PTE Academic – 58.

Lab-based Programs Language Proficiency: MCPHS on-campus EPE – 62; TOEFL iBT – 90; TOEFL ITP – 610; IELTS - 7.0; iTEP - 4.5; PTE Academic – 73.

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as space is limited.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

Recognized by the Institute of International Education as a distinguished host and destination for international students.

  • Ranked #1 highest graduate salaries in the region
  • Ranked #1 most transformative college in the U.S.
  • Ranked #1 college in the country for value
  • Ranked #9 in the U.S. for hosting international students