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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.

Is fast track right for me? Learn the difference between our accelerated and fast track bachelor degree programs.

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:

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 Introduction to Sociology or upper-level sociology course)
  • 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) 

Year I-Spring

MRI 305 Patient Care in MRI 2
BEH 330 MRI Patient Experience  1
MRI 401 Physical Principles of MRI 3
MRI 402C Introduction to Clinical MRI  2
MRI 405 MRI Safety & Applications 3
RSC 310 Cross Sectional Anatomy 3
PSB 320 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery  3

Year I-Summer

MRI 410 MRI Procedures 3
LIB 220 Introduction to IPC  3
RSC 325 Clinical Pathophysiology 4
MRI 420C MRI Clinical Internship I 5

Year I-Fall

LIB 512 Healthcare Ethics  3
MRI 415  MRI Image Production and Evaluation  3
MRI 421C  MRI Clinical Internship II  10
TOTAL    16

Year II-Spring

MRI 422C MRI Clinical Internship III 10
MRI 430 MRI Pathology 3
MRI 435 MRI Registry Review   2
Total credits to complete degree requirements: 63

Our students learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields and are committed to the success of each student. Discover our full list of Medical Resonance Imaging faculty


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