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 will be eligible to apply for certification through examination 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 lock-step 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:

  • 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 American History, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Western Civilization)
  • 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

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
BIO 110 Anatomy & Physiology I
3
BIO 110
Anatomy & Physiology Lab
1
CHE 110 Basic Chemistry I
4
ITM 101 Intro to the Major 1
LIB 111 Expository Writing I 3
MAT 150 Precalculus or Calculus I 3
TOTAL
15

*If placed in Precalculus, the student receives 3 s.h. of general elective credit.

Year I-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
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
Intro to Psychology
3
TOTAL
17

Year I-Summer

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
MAT 261
Statistics
3
LIB 133 American Culture, Identity and Public Life 3
HSC 310 Healthcare Informatics
3

Distribution/General Elective 3
TOTAL
12

Year II-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
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
TOTAL
16

The student must earn a minimum grade of "C" in BIO 110 and 210, CHE 110 and 210, MAT 150, 151, 152, 197 and 261, RSC 110, HSC 310 and PHY 275


Year II-Spring


Professional Phase: Bachelor Of Science In
Magnetic Resonance Imaging


The student must earn a minimum grade of "C" in all courses and achieve and maintain a professional 2.5 GPA from this semester on to progress in the program and graduate.

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
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
Intro to Clinical
2
SSC Social Science Elective
3
PSB 320
Intro to Healthcare Delivery
3
TOTAL
18

Year II-Summer

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
RSC 310
Cross Sectional Anatomy
3
RSC 325
Clinical Pathophysiology
4
MRI 420C
Clinical Internship I
5
TOTAL
12

Year III- Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
MRI 410 MRI Procedures 3
MRI 415 MRI Production & Quality 3
MRI 421C
MRI Clinical Internship II
10
TOTAL
16

Year III-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
LIB 512 Healthcare Ethics 3
MRI 422C MRI Clinical Internship III 10
MRI 430 MRI Pathology 4
TOTAL
17

*The two distribution electives must be a Humanities elective and a Social Science elective.

Total credits to complete degree requirements: 123 s.h. (1,008Clinical + Internship Hours)