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Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy — Fast Track

Location: Boston
Start Term: Summer

This program is designed for transfer students and bachelor degree holders. As a radiation therapist, you will help your patients fight cancer or non-malignant diseases with your powers of precision, consistency and compassion. In this program, you’ll build on your previous college studies to accurately deliver radiation and expertly carry out radiation treatment plans. All while supporting your patients and their families and serving as a vital member of the patient care team.

During the fast tracked time frame of 24 consecutive months, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts through clinical experiences 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 certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. And you’ll be fully prepared to become a leader in healthcare.

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:

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

Additional Courses Required For Students without a Prior Degree:

*May be completed before or during the program.


Year I-Summer

PSB 320O Introduction to Healthcare Delivery        3
MAT 261 Statistics 3
LIB 220 Interpersonal Communication 3
RSC 325 Clinical Pathophysiology 4

Year I-Fall

RTT 110 Introduction to Radiation Therapy 3
RTT 260 Foundations of Radiation Therapy I 3
RTT 260 L Foundations of Radiation Therapy I Lab 2
RTT 280 Medical Radiation Physics I 3
RSC 320O CT and Cross-Sectional Anatomy 3
RSC 250 Elements of Clinical Care 2
RSC 110 Medical Terminology for RAD Sci  1

Year I-Spring

RTT 262 Foundations of Radiation Therapy II 3
RTT 262 L Foundations of Radiation Therapy II Lab 2
RSC 287 Radiation Protection and Biology 3
RTT 281 Medical Radiation Physics II
RTT 283 Physics for Treatment Planning 2
LIB 512O Healthcare Ethics

Year II-Summer

RTT 325C Radiation Therapy Internship I 7
RTT 290O Radiation Therapy Treatment Methods 3

Year II-Fall

RTT 350C Radiation Therapy Internship II  10
RTT 370O Radiation Therapy Registry Review I 1
RTT 345O Brachytherapy and Hyperthermia 2

Year II-Spring

RTT 375C Radiation Therapy Internship III 10
RTT 371O Radiation Therapy Registry Review II  1
RTT 340O  Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance 2

Total credits to complete requirements: 82 s.h.

*Note: All incoming RTT students must fulfill requirements for CPR certification prior to admission.


The location of MCPHS in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, as well as its affiliations with premier medical institutions located in the greater Boston area, enable students to learn in healthcare institutions that are among the best in the world.

MCPHS University Medical Imaging and Therapeutics students participate in a variety of community-based clinical settings. This opportunity supplements the clinical experience gained in the on-campus program and provides students with a broader insight into the diverse populations they may encounter in future career settings.

Students in the Radiation Therapy major complete internships at hospital affiliates in the metropolitan Boston and New England. Possible internship sites include:

  • Baystate Medical Center
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - BIDMC (East Campus)
  • BIDMC Cancer Center – Surgical Pavilion
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute            
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • BW/DF Cancer Center @ Milford Regional Hospital
  • Charlton Memorial Hospital
  • Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital at South Shore Hospital Libby Park
  • Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital @ South Shore Hospital
  • Lahey Clinic
  • Lahey Clinic North
  • Massachusetts General / North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • MetroWest Medical Center
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
  • North Main Radiation Oncology
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • St. Vincent Hospital Radiation Oncology Center
  • Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital @ Mansfield
  • Winchester Hospital Radiation Oncology Center (WHROC)
  • UMass Memorial - Marlborough Hospital
  • UMass Memorial Health Alliance - Clinton Hospital in Burbank
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester

Please Note: due to the widespread geographical locations of the radiation therapy clinical settings, it is strongly recommended that students have a driver’s license and their own reliable transportation. The radiation therapy clinical locations are not all accessible via public transportation.  

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 Radiation Therapy faculty


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