Advanced Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics

Location: Online
Start Term: Summer

This 12-month, online program—designed for working technologists in MRI or other modalities—will boost your career prospects and give you a post-primary certification.

Excel at State-of-the-Art Medical Imaging

This 12-month, part-time online program will prepare you to produce diagnostic images of contrast and clarity using your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and MRI principles. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to sit for the MRI Post-primary Certification Exam once you have completed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) clinical experience requirements. The program starts in the summer.

Your 12-Month Journey

Gain critical knowledge and insights from faculty who are experts in the field—and the latest technologies.

  • study cross-sectional anatomy and the physical principles of MRI
  • develop expertise in MRI procedures, safety, applications, and quality image production
  • build a thorough understanding of MRI pathology

    Master Technologies Essential to Diagnoses

    Magnetic resonance imaging is a non-invasive technology that provides collaborating physicians with three-dimensional images that assist with disease detection, diagnosis, and treatment monitoring.


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    A study by Georgetown University has ranked MCPHS as the third best institution in the U.S. for the economic value it provides for its students.

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    Other MCPHS Programs in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    At MCPHS, we offer two additional programs in Boston and online that range in duration from 16 to 32 months.

    Bachelor of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging—Accelerated Track (Boston)

    32-month program on the Boston campus.

    Bachelor of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging—Fast Track (Boston)

    16-month program on the Boston campus.