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

School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics

Location: Boston
Start Term: Spring

This 16-month program—designed for associate’s- or bachelor’s-degree holders and transfer students—will prepare you to produce diagnostic images of contrast and clarity using your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and MRI principles.

Excel at State-of-the-Art Medical Imaging

This fast track 16-month program at our Boston campus combines online courses and in-person courses with clinical internship opportunities in prestigious Boston area medical facilities. Our year-round format—which recognizes MRI as a distinct imaging discipline— gives you the benefit of an immersive education and speeds your career launch. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to sit for registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The program starts in the spring. If you have prior certification in the radiologic sciences (ARRT/NMTCB certification), consider our Advanced Medical Imaging certificates.

Your 16-Month Journey

Gain critical knowledge and insights from faculty who are experts in the field as you train using the latest technologies.

First-Year Experience

  • develop expertise in MRI procedures, safety, and applications as well as the physical principles of MRI and MRI patient care and experience
  • gain insights into MRI production and evaluation
  • explore concepts in health psychology, death and dying, interpersonal communication, and healthcare delivery
  • study infection prevention and control (IPC), clinical pathophysiology, and cross-sectional anatomy
  • complete your first and second clinical internships
  • build a thorough knowledge of healthcare ethics

Second-Year Experience

  • gain insights into MRI pathology
  • complete your third clinical internship
  • participate in a registry review

    MCPHS: A healthcare think tank

    Learning magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at a university dedicated to the advancement of healthcare means that you are surrounded by peers who share your commitment to making a healthier world.

    Watch students talk about their MCPHS experience. 
    Students in the Magnetic Imaging Clinic.

    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.


    average salary for MRI technologists ( in 2022)

    Pick the perfect medical-imaging career path

    MCPHS offers medical imaging careers across five fast-growing fields. 

    Find your fit

    #1 university in the U.S. for earning power

    The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College rankings for 2018 put MCPHS graduates on top.

    Robotic imaging machine.

    MCPHS Collaborates on New Lung Ultrasound Technology

    Jeffrey Hill, BS, ACS, FASE, MCPHS Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is working with an international team of engineers and doctors to develop robotic imaging with support from the National Institutes of Health.

    Other MCPHS Programs in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    At MCPHS, we offer two additional programs in Boston and online that range in duration from 12 to 32 months.

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

    32-month program on the Boston campus.

    Advanced Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Online)

    12-month program offered entirely online.