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

School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics

Location: Hybrid
Start Term: Summer

This 15-month program—designed for transfer students and bachelor’s-degree holders—will prepare you to administer radioactive drugs safely and compassionately to help detect and treat medical conditions.

Use Radiopharmaceuticals for Detection and Treatment

In this 15-month fast-track program, you will build on your previous college studies and learn how to administer radioactive drugs safely and compassionately to patients in order to obtain rapid-succession body images that help detect and treat medical conditions. You also will participate in clinical experiences with industry experts at sites suited to your location. The fast-track nature of the program 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 and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. The program starts in the summer.

Your 15-Month Journey

This four-semester program focuses on the professional phase of your education. You will attend scheduled, online classes and complete your clinical requirements at some of New England’s finest medical facilities. You will also attend in-person labs twice a semester at the Worcester campus.

First and Second Semesters

  • explore the fundamentals of pathophysiology, 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 and Fourth Semesters

  • 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)

#3 Best Nuclear Medical Technology Bachelor's

In the U.S., as ranked by College Factual.

#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.

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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 that range in duration from 15 to 36 months.

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

36-month program on the Boston campus and online.

Advanced Certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology (Online)

15-month program offered entirely online.