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Bachelor of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging — Accelerated

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall

The Bachelor of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging prepares you to work closely with patients, using your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and MRI principles to produce images with contrast and clarity. It is a primary pathway program that recognizes MRI as a distinct and separate imaging discipline.

The accelerated 32-month program combines online courses, courses on the Boston campus, and clinical internship opportunities in prestigious Boston area medical facilities. The year-round program gives you the benefit of an immersive education and prepares you for your career faster. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and you will be fully prepared to become a leader in healthcare.

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Students with 12 or more college credits may transfer in to the first or second year of the program. Courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better for transfer. Math and science courses taken more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS will not be accepted.

While there are no specific required courses for entry into the first year of our program, the admission committee will look for success in any math and science courses you have already taken. If you complete any of the courses listed below, you may receive transfer credit and your first year course load may be lighter. However, due to the block registration nature of MCPHS programs, entering the first year of the program with transfer credits will not change the total length of your program. Courses, other than elective courses, may not be moved forward in your schedule.

Required Courses For Entry to Year II:

Linked courses are available through the MCPHS School of Professional Studies.

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II with lab(8 credits)
  • Basic Chemistry I & II with lab (8 credits)
  • Precalculus (3 credits)
  • Calculus I (3 credits)
  • Expository Writing I & II (6 credits)

Additional Courses Accepted for Transfer Credit:

  • Statistics (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Basic Statistics, Biostatistics, Psychological Statistics, Economic Statistics)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • American Culture, Identity, and Public Life (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Introduction to Sociology or upper-level sociology course)
  • Calculus II (3 credits)
  • General Elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include any upper level, non-science or non-math course)
  • Physics I (calculus-based) with lab (4 credits)
  • Humanities elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, Select Fine Arts, Advanced Level Languages)
  • Social Science elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include History, Political Science/Government, Anthropology, Upper-level Sociology, American Studies, Women Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Economics)
  • Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • Healthcare Ethics (3 credits)
  • Interpersonal Communications for Health Professionals (3 credits)
  • Medical Terminology (1 credit)

Year I-Fall

BIO 110 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIO 110 Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1
CHE 110 Basic Chemistry I 4
ITM 101 Introduction to the Major 1
LIB 111 Expository Writing I 3
MAT 150 Precalculus or Calculus I 3

Year I-Spring

BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
CHE 210 Basic Chemistry II 4
LIB 112 Expository Writing II 3
MAT 151 Foundations of Calculus 3
LIB 120 Introduction to Psychology 3

Year I-Summer

MAT 261 Statistics 3
LIB 133 American Culture, Identity and Public Life 3
HSC 310 Healthcare Informatics 3
Distribution/General Elective 3

Year II-Fall

MAT 152 Foundations of Calculus II 3
PHY 275 Physics for Medical Imaging 4
BEH 250 Health Psychology 3
BEH 254 Death & Dying 3
LIB 220 Introduction to Interpersonal Communications for Health Professionals 3

Year II-Spring

Professional Phase: Bachelor of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MRI 310 Care Provider Skills 2
MRI 305 Patient Care in MRI 2
MRI 401 Physical Principles of MRI 3
MRI 405 MRI Safety & Applications 3
MRI 402C Introduction to Clinical MRI 2
SSC Social Science Elective 3
PSB 320 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 3

Year II-Summer

RSC 310 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 3
RSC 325 Clinical Pathophysiology 4
MRI 420C Clinical Internship I 5

Year III-Fall

MRI 410 MRI Procedures 3
MRI 415 MRI Production & Quality 3
MRI 421C MRI Clinical Internship II 10

Year III-Spring

LIB 512 Healthcare Ethics 3
MRI 422C MRI Clinical Internship III 10
MRI 430 MRI Pathology 4
Total credits to complete degree requirements: 123  


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