Bachelor of Science in Radiography (BS)—Fast Track

School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics

Location: Boston
Start Term: Summer

Learn to capture essential diagnostic information to provide clarity about a patient’s condition.

Learn to Provide Expert Diagnostic Information

In this program, you will develop the skill to capture essential information and help provide clarity in the diagnosis of disease. You’ll learn how to use ionizing radiation to create two-and three-dimensional X-rays and computed tomography (CT) images of tissue, organs, bones, and vessels. This fast-track program, which builds on your previous educational experience, takes place on our Boston campus over the course of 24 consecutive months. You’ll work alongside experts during clinical experiences in prestigious Boston area medical facilities and receive the benefit of an immersive education that prepares you to be a successful member of any healthcare team. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The program begins in the summer..

Your 24-Month Journey

This year-round program builds on your previous college studies and provides critical opportunities to gain first-hand knowledge and experience.

First-Year Experience

  • learn the foundations of radiography and radiographic principles and procedures
  • participate in radiographic labs and internships
  • study X-ray radiation physics and perform research in radiographic procedures
  • Explore clinical pathophysiology and the elements of patient care

Second-Year Experience

  • study CT and cross-sectional imaging and image critique
  • learn about problem solving in radiography and radiation protection and biology
  • complete two additional internships in radiography

Hands-on Training Starts Right Away

In your very first semesters on campus, you will work with faculty experts using the latest technology.
Students examine an x-ray

Master Technologies Essential to Diagnosis

Radiography provides collaborating physicians with multidimensional images of patients’ internal systems—a first step in addressing many health conditions.

Accelerated or Fast Track

Both get you out into the healthcare marketplace faster than traditional programs.

Deciding on a medical imaging field

Radiation technology, sonography, nuclear medicine?

MCPHS: A healthcare think tank

Learning radiography 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.

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.

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Bachelor of Science in Radiography—Accelerated

32-month, year-round program on the Boston campus