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Program: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (BS)

Campus: Boston
Priority Filing Deadline: February 1: However, we will continue to review applications until spaces have been filled
Application Available: September 1
Program Start Dates: Year I Fall; Year II May
Admission Contact: John Fitzpatrick
Next Information Session: Events

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Average Accepted Student's GPA: 3.2

Prerequisites for Entry into Year I:

While there are no specific prerequisite courses for entry into the first year of our program, the Admission Committee will look for success in any math and science courses you have already taken.  If you complete any of the courses listed below under “Prerequisites for Entry into Year II”, with a C or higher at a regionally accredited college/university, you will receive transfer credit and your first year course load may be lighter.  However, due to the lock-step nature of MCPHS University programs, entering the first year of the program with transfer credits will not change the total length of your program. Courses, other than elective courses, may not be moved forward in your schedule.

Prerequisites for Entry into Year II:


Anatomy & Physiology I w/laboratory


Anatomy & Physiology II w/laboratory


Basic Chemistry I w/laboratory


Basic Chemistry II w/laboratory




Calculus I


Expository Writing I


Expository Writing II


Additional Transferable Courses:





Acceptable courses including basic statistics, biostatistics, psychological statistics, economic statistics


Introduction to Psychology


American Culture, Identity, Public Life

Acceptable equivalents include: American History, US History, US Government, Western Civilization


Calculus II


Computer Applications


Physics I (Calculus Based) w/laboratory


Humanities Elective

Acceptable courses include: Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, Select Fine Arts, Advanced Level Languages


Social Science Elective

Acceptable courses include: History, Political Science, Government, American Studies, Geography, Anthropology, Economics


General Electives  Acceptable courses include: History, English, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Government, Ethics, Foreign Language, Psychology, Religious Studies, Anthropology, Communications, and Economics  6
Health Care Ethics
Interpersonal Communication in the Health Professions


Medical Terminology


Prerequisites (as indicated above) must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better. Math and science courses must be completed no more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS University.

Application Checklist:

1. Apply Here

2. Please mail in the following items to:

Admission Office
179 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

  • Official College Transcripts from each institution attended
  • Official High School Transcript for any applicant who has not previously earned a BS/BA degree
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, must be in sealed envelope signed on seal by recommender (professional , professor, or academic advisor)
  • Official AP or CLEP Scores if applicable (transfer credit granted for AP Scores of 4 or 5 and CLEP Scores of 50 or higher)
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores for applicants who have not completed 30 or more college credits
  • Official transcripts from non-U.S. secondary schools, colleges or universities must be sent to the World Education Services (WES) for a course-by-course evaluation.
  • If English is your second language, you will be required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 79 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score 6.5. If you need language instruction, visit the MCPHS English Language Academy.
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