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 will be eligible to apply for certification through examination 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) 

Year I-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
LIB 220 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
PSB 320
Intro 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
Intro to Clinical
2
TOTAL 18
 

Year I-Summer

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

Year I-Fall

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

Year II-Spring

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

Total Credits To Complete Degree Requirements: 63 S.H.