Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Bridge Program (AS to MS)

School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Build on your associate’s degree and registered technologist’s experience to pursue new roles in research, education, or leadership—without the time or expense of a bachelor’s program.

Go Further in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences

Our 51-credit, all-online master’s program is specifically designed for any registered technologist who holds an associate’s degree. It’s the only direct pathway from an AS to MS in radiologic and imaging science in the U.S. The program not only gives you a distinct advantage in the next stages of your career, it saves you from spending many thousands on a bachelor’s degree. Within the program, you can choose between two nine-credit tracks—Teaching and Learning Leadership or Administrative Leadership—and you can take your master’s-level courses in any order that fits your schedule. Upon graduation, you will be well positioned to ascend to higher roles in research, leadership, or education within radiologic and imaging sciences. The program starts in fall, spring, and summer.

Your 51-Credit Journey

Before you start your master’s-level training, you must complete a set of preparatory courses that cover healthcare-related skills and topics in writing, ethics, statistics, research, and additional modalities.

Because the master’s level of our all-online program has no further prerequisites, you can customize your schedule by enrolling in any course in any order. Thematically, your master’s-level coursework will be grouped into three areas:

  • Core (15 credits)—These courses cover diversity, cultural competencies, leadership, communication, research practices, professional trends, and a practicum.
  • Research (6 credits)—These courses cover applied research methodologies.
  • Concentration (9 credits)—These courses cover your chosen area of concentration, either Teaching and Learning Leadership or Administrative Leadership.

MCPHS is a Strategic Hub for Imaging Sciences

Your professors—and your classmates—are dedicated to achieving evidence-based breakthroughs that improve patient outcomes.

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.

#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.

MCPHS: A healthcare think tank

Earning an advanced degree at a university dedicated to the advancement of healthcare means that you are in the company of peers who share your commitment to making a healthier world.

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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 Graduate Programs in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences

At MCPHS, we also offer an online graduate program for any registered technologist who holds a bachelor’s degree.

Master of Science in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences (online)

A 30-credit program offered entirely online.