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Advanced Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Location: Online
Start Term: Summer

The Advanced Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging will teach you to work closely with patients, using your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and MRI principles to produce distinct images clearly. Additionally, you will be well prepared to advance your career by extending your expertise.

This 12-month, part-time program is offered entirely online for working technologists who wish to become more marketable by having instruction in an additional modality, or for technologists already working in MRI who are seeking post-primary certification. Upon completion of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) clinical experience requirements, graduates of this certificate program will be prepared to sit for the MRI Post-primary Certification Exam.

For admission to the program, an applicant must have:

  • An associate’s or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Current ARRT, NMTCB or ARDMS certification
  • Current CPR certification
  • Cross Sectional Anatomy (3 credits) course, passed with a C or higher*

*This course is not required to begin the program. If you have not completed this course, you will be registered to take it with MCPHS during the certificate program.



MRI 401 Physical Principles of MRI 3
MRI 405 MRI Safety and Applications 3


MRI 410 MRI Procedures 3
RSC 310* Cross Sectional Anatomy 3


MRI 415 MRI Image Production and Quality 3
MRI 430 MRI Pathology 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 18
Total Semester Credit Hours (if placed in MCPHS University clinical site): 26

* RSC 310 is offered during the fall semester for students who have not taken Cross Sectional Anatomy. If you have already completed Cross Sectional Anatomy, please be sure to communicate with the program director if you did not receive transfer credit for this course upon admission.

**The option to enroll in an MRI clinical rotation at an MCPHS University affiliated hospital will be offered to students in the New England region during the fall semester. Students outside of New England, or those in New England who do not wish to be placed by MCPHS University, are responsible for finding their own clinical site placement to complete the required ARRT Clinical Experience Requirements. Students who are placed by MCPHS University and/or assisted by MCPHS University in securing clinical placements will pay tuition equal to 8 credits in the fall (eight additional credits are charged for the MCPHS University clinical placement).


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