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Bachelor of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Fast Track)

Location: Boston
Start Term: Spring

The Bachelor of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging fast track, designed for transfer students and those who already hold a bachelor degree, builds on your previous college studies and prepares you for your new career working closely with patients and using your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and MRI principles to produce distinct images clearly. If you have prior certification in the radiologic sciences (ARRT/NMTCB certification), check out our Advanced Imaging Certificate in MRI

The Bachelor of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging fast track is a primary pathway program that recognizes MRI as a distinct and separate imaging discipline. The fast tracked 16-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.

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Students with a bachelor's degree or the appropriate amount of college credits and prerequisites may apply to the fast track 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.

Required Courses For Students with a Bachelor's Degree:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II with lab(8 credits)
  • Precalculus (3 credits)
  • Calculus I (3 credits)
  • Calculus II (3 credits)
  • Physics with Lab (Calculus based) (4 credits)
  • Health Psychology (3 credits)
  • Medical Terminology (1 credit)

Additional Courses Required For Students without a Prior Degree:

  • Basic Chemistry I & II with lab (8 credits)
  • Expository Writing I & II (6 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Basic Statistics, Biostatistics, Psychological Statistics, Economic Statistics)
  • American Culture, Identity, and Public Life (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include American History, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Western Civilization)
  • 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)
  • Behavioral Science (3 credits) 
COURSE TITLE SEMESTER HOURS

Year I-Spring

LIB 220
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
3
PSB 320
Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 3
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
TOTAL 18

Year I-Summer

RSC 310 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 3
RSC 325 Clinical Pathophysiology 3
MRI 420D Clinical Internship I 5
TOTAL 12

Year I-Fall

MR1 410  MRI Procedures  3
MRI 415  MRI Image Production and Quality  3
MRI 421C  MRI Clinical Internship II  10
 TOTAL    16

Year II-Spring

LIB 512 HealthCare Ethics 3
MRI 422C MRI Clinical Internship III 10
MRI 430 MRI Pathology 4
TOTAL 17
Total credits to complete degree requirements: 63