Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology (BS)—Accelerated

School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics

Location: Boston, Online
Start Term: Fall

Learn to administer radioactive drugs safely and compassionately to patients in order to obtain rapid-succession body images that help detect and treat medical conditions.

Use Radiopharmaceuticals for Detection and Treatment

As a nuclear medicine technologist, you have the power to capture not only how organs and tissues look, but also how they work for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in a rapidly growing field. In this 36-month accelerated program, you'll gain the knowledge and skills to become eligible to sit for the national certification boards by both the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry or Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) The first two years you will be in-person on the Boston campus and the last year will be a combination of live online courses, clinical internships, and labs twice a semester at the Worcester campus.

Your 36-Month Journey

During the two-year preprofessional phase of the program, you will attend in-person classes, labs, and seminars to build your understanding of nuclear medicine. During the third-year professional phase, you will attend on-line courses synchronously and in-person labs twice a semester at the Worcester campus.

First-Year Experience

  • build a strong foundation in chemistry, cellular and molecular biology, and the biology of organisms through classroom and laboratory work
  • learn the essentials of algebra, trigonometry, expository writing, and interpersonal communication for health professionals
  • explore patient and healthcare communities through the study of American culture, public life, and human psychology

Second-Year Experience

  • study statistics, general physics, pathophysiology, anatomy and physiology, and medical microbiology through classroom and laboratory work
  • explore the fundamentals of nuclear medicine and elements of clinical care
  • develop essential interpersonal communication skills and learn radiation science terminology
  • build a thorough knowledge of healthcare ethics and radiation science regulations

Third-Year Experience

  • study radiopharmacy, theranostics, and multiple imaging modalities (cardiovascular, nuclear medicine, molecular)
  • gain insights into computed tomography (CT) and cross-sectional anatomy
  • develop skills for problem-solving in nuclear medicine
  • complete multiple nuclear medicine internships

Master Technologies Essential to Diagnoses

Nuclear medicine technology provides collaborating physicians with rapid-succession images of patients’ organs and tissues—a first step in addressing many health conditions.


Average salary fornuclear medicine technologists( in 2022)

MCPHS: A healthcare think tank

Studying 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.

Student Experience

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MCPHS Professor Helps Restructure Nationwide Curriculum

After creating a cutting-edge nuclear medicine technology curriculum for MCPHS, faculty member David Gilmore, EdD, CNMT, NCT, RT(R)(N), FSNMMI-TS worked with a nation-wide team to implement the MCPHS innovations throughout the country.

Other MCPHS Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

At MCPHS, we offer two additional programs in Boston and online, each of which can be completed in 15 months.

Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology—Fast Track (Boston)

15-month program on the Boston campus and online.

Advanced Certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology (Online)

15-month program offered entirely online.