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Radiation Therapy Program Admissions

Admission to the Indiana University School of Medicine Radiation Therapy degree program is based on an admission index composed of a cumulative grade point average, the mathematics and science grade point average, prerequisite courses grade point average, and an interview. In addition, the admission index for a radiographer also includes a radiography program grade point average.

Application Deadline

Applications for this professional degree program are due December 1 of the year before desired entry into the program.

Prerequisite Course Work

Students must complete a minimum of 48 credit hours to become eligible for enrollment into this professional program. Students should consult with their academic advisors for appropriate courses and semester sequence to complete the prerequisites. Prerequisites may be taken at any accredited college or university. The code “GE” indicates a course that meets the IU Indianapolis General Education core.

General Education Courses Credits
Two Core Communication Courses: English composition (GE) and Speech communication(GE) 6.0
Additional Written communication
Second writing course must focus on research and professional writing skills.
Cultural Understanding (GE) 3.0
Arts/Humanities Elective (GE) 3.0
Social Sciences – Introductory Psychology (GE) 3.0
College Algebra and Trigonometry (GE) 3.0
Additional College Algebra and Trigonometry or Approved College Math Course 3.0
Statistics (GE) 3.0
General Physics (with lab) 4.0
Human Biology I or Human Anatomy (with lab) (GE) 4.0
Human Biology II or Human Physiology (GE) 4.0
Medical Terminology 1.0
Introduction to Computers 3.0
Business Elective (GE)
(From Approved GE: Social Science Course List)
Additional Business Elective 3.0


Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of program application. Grades from remedial courses are not calculated in the grade point average of the prerequisite courses to determine the admission index.

Students must have a minimum grade point average in science and math grade courses of 2.30, and a 2.50 grade point average in stated prerequisite courses (on a 4.00 scale). This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained. Grades from remedial courses are not calculated in the mathematics and science grade point average to determine the admission index.

Students must have a minimum of a C grade in a prerequisite course (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).

Technical Specialty

The entry requirements for radiographer students are the same as listed above for the non-radiography track. One business elective can be completed during the first term of entry into the professional program if necessary. Radiographer applicants must supply evidence of registration in radiography by the ARRT or completion of a radiography program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

The technical-specialty area is complete for applicants who have completed an associate or baccalaureate bachelor’s degree in radiography. Students who received their technical training in non-credit-awarding programs and who have full credentials in radiography (ARRT) may be awarded credit for their credentials and experiences and/or petition to test out of technical-specialty courses.

Clinical Observation Requirement

You will be required to completed two clinical observations. Please submit your Clinical Observation Forms with your application when you apply.


A personal interview is required for admission to this program. If, however, the number of applications to the program far exceeds the number of positions available, the program’s admissions committee reserves the right to limit the number of applicants to be interviewed to twice the number of positions available in the class. Interviews are conducted in February.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Some hospitals and employers may offer financial assistance for students pursuing radiation therapy.