3562[internal_navigation] The application deadline for the Radiography Program is February 1st. Students selected for the program will begin coursework in June. Applicants are considered on a competitive basis each admission period.

Transfer students need to apply to the University of Missouri and be accepted by the University in order to be eligible for entrance into the Radiography Program. It is highly recommended that you contact the Radiography Program Director and/or the School of Health Professions Student Services advisor early in this process.

Radiography Program Application

The application e-packet, including the application form, may be obtained by contacting the Program Director at tewp@health.missouri.edu or 573-884-2623. You are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to meet with the program director prior to application submission.

The Radiography Application Fee is $40.00. Check or Money Order should be made out to University of Missouri. Do not send cash via mail. We are unable to process using Mizzou Student Charge. Credit and debit cards should use the payment form (will be updated soon) or come to the office.

Application materials plus the application fee are due no later than February 1st.

General Information

  • Candidates for certification must meet the ethical guidelines set forth by the ARRT. Convictions, criminal proceedings, military court-martials, and all alcohol and/or drug related violations may prevent a candidate’s eligibility to sit for the examination. Please consult the Program Director immediately for advice in this situation.
  • Students who apply must be at least sophomores, but juniors, seniors, and college graduates may apply as well. Applications may be obtained by contacting the Program Director.
  • Each applicant must be able to fulfill the equivalent of the requirements listed under Freshman and Sophomore years on the Radiography Curriculum Guide by May.
  • The first two years may be completed at any regionally accredited university, college, or junior college if appropriate courses are available. Prerequisites should be fulfilled during this time. Students should follow the Radiography Curriculum Guide as closely as possible. The University of Missouri Registrar’s Office determines transfer credit and degree applicability issues.  Students may contact the School of Health Professions’ Student Services office (573-882-8011) to help determine if courses taken at other institutions are transferable and will meet both MU and Program requirements.
  • Prospective applicants to the Radiography Program whose native language is not English must demonstrate near native English language ability on the TOEFL. Paper-based scores: Total Score 600, minimum 55 in subscales (reading, listening, writing); Computer-based scores: Total Score 250, minimum 21 in subscales (reading, listening, writing); Internet-based scores: Total Score 100, minimum subscales reading 20, listening 21, writing 17, speaking 26. All students in the program must know English well enough to comprehend oral lectures, actively participate in discussions, read textbooks with full comprehension and write effectively in English.
  • Students who apply to the Radiography Program must have and maintain a cumulative grade point average at or above 2.50.
  • Once accepted into the Radiography Program, a student must achieve a grade in the C range or above in all required courses and earn a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average each semester. If the student does not maintain a 2.5 semester grade point average, the Radiography Program faculty will review the situation with the option to recommend dismissal.
  • In addition to meeting the academic and clinical education requirements for this program, students must possess and exhibit those personal qualities and characteristics which are associated with patient welfare and professional trust. These elements are a part of the regular overall evaluation process. Should it be determined that these qualities and characteristics are not present in sufficient degree and that satisfactory growth and progress in this area is not being demonstrated, the student is subject to dismissal from the program.
  • The Clinical Education component of the Radiography program requires that students meet the health, background and drug screening requirements of the assigned affiliated clinical sites. Applicants are asked to submit documentation of the required immunizations with their application packet using the Clinical Immunization Authorization Form (in PDF or Word form) provided. The form lists the required immunizations and screenings with the type of documentation needed. Additional health screenings, including a drug urine test, will be conducted once you are admitted to the program. Students are responsible for all costs associated with these requirements. Failure to comply with and pass the health, background and drug screening requirements will prevent clinical placement and therefore result in dismissal from the program.
  • Applicant must observe a minimum of 8 hours in a radiography department prior to applying to the program. The observation documentation form is included in the application packet.
  • Specific information concerning fees and refund policies should be obtained from the Admissions Office, 130 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO  65211; (573-882-7786).  Financial assistance information may be obtained through the Office of Student Financial Aid, 11 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO  65211 (573-882-7506). http://cashiers.missouri.edu/index.htm
  • The Radiography Program follows the academic calendar set forth by the University of Missouri with the exception of the second summer of the program.  Students begin Clinical Education 3 one week prior to the beginning of that summer semester.
  • Successful completion of this program will entitle the student to a Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences emphasis in Radiography degree.


Full disclosure of any ticket, citation, summons, arrest, charges or convictions for a misdemeanor or felony is required on the application to the clinical portion of the program. Individuals who have been charged or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony must pre-apply to the ARRT. Written preapproval to take the examination must be attached to the program application by the application deadline. Contact the Program Director for preapproval information well in advance of the program application deadline. Written preapproval may take up to 12 weeks to complete.

Eligibility for the American Registry for Radiologic Technology (ARRT) Certification

Essential Requirements

Before beginning the professional phase of the School of Health Professions’ Radiography Program, we want you to have certain information available to you. The Radiography Program is a serious commitment—for you and for us. More than anything else, however, it is a serious commitment to patients, including those you will see and work with as students and, most importantly, those for whom you will be responsible later in your careers. View the Essential Requirements Form.

Required Observation Hours

The Radiography Program requires a minimum of 8 hours of radiography observation in a medical facility. Radiologic Sciences Program Applicant Observation Form.

Application Procedure

Completed materials must be submitted on or before February 1 to the:

Radiography Admissions Committee
University of Missouri
605 Lewis Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

All student applicants must:

  • Submit the completed application form
  • Submit the completed Clinical Immunization Authorization Form with supporting documentation
  • Submit the signed and dated Essential Requirements Form
  • Submit the signed and dated Eligibility for Certification Form
  • Submit the completed Student Observation Documentation form
  • Distribute three Confidential Evaluation of the Applicant forms to individuals in two of the following categories: 1) supervisor or employer, 2) college professor, 3) high school teacher, 4) athletic coach, or 5) clergy. These will be sent to you with the application form. Evaluations must be received by this office DIRECTLY FROM THE EVALUATOR BY FEBRUARY 1ST. These evaluations will not be accepted from the applicant.
  • Submit ACT scores: We need an official copy of your American College Testing (ACT) Assessment Scores with your application by February 1st. The scores may be recorded on your official high school transcript (send photocopy), recorded on your official University of Missouri transcript (available from the Registrar) or may be available through the testing agency. If you took the SAT or GRE, these may be substituted.
  • If you have not taken the ACT, SAT, GRE or TOEFL or wish to update your scores, contact the University Testing Services, 205 Parker Hall, 573-882-4801 (http://testing.missouri.edu). Fees for the exams are due in advance. A valid photo I.D. is required on the day of the exam.
  • Submit Official Transcripts as necessary
  • University of Missouri students – The Admissions Committee will obtain a transcript directly from the Registrar’s Office for those applicants who are attending school on the MU campus for the current Fall Semester.
  • Non-University of Missouri students – You must send official transcripts of completed college work from every school attended to:

Radiography Program
605 Lewis Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

THE TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 1ST. If you cannot be certain that an official transcript will arrive by this date, a photocopy or unofficial copy accompanying your application will suffice until the official transcript is received.

Processing Applications

  • If your letters of recommendation and transcripts have not been received by February 1st, you will be notified by telephone, US mail, or email.
  • The Admissions Committee will review and evaluate each applicant’s packet when it is complete. The applicant’s official ACT score, pattern of academic accomplishment, exposure to the profession, work experience, verbal expression, written expression and recommendations are all important in the selection process.
  • Applicants will be ranked and selected for interview. All who wish to be considered for admission must be available for an interview on the MU campus in mid-February. You will be contacted regarding a date and time. If you are not selected for an interview, you will be notified by US mail and/or email.
  • You may telephone the Program Office if you have not received a response to your application by March 1st.
  • Following the interviews, a class of students will be identified. The accepted applicants, those on a temporary waiting list and those not accepted will be notified by US mail within one week of the interviews. The class selected will enter the program when the MU Summer Semester begins in June. Academic Calendar

Acceptance Contingencies:

  • Acceptance by the University (transfer/returning students).
  • Earning C range or better grades in all remaining program prerequisite courses during initial enrollment in those courses.
  • Successful completion of health, background and drug screenings.
  • Validation of previous coursework through inspection of Official Transcripts (non-MU students).
  • Determination of English language proficiency by the Program.

SHarP Scholar Application

The Radiography Program offers a guaranteed admission option for high school seniors and first semester MU freshmen. Students selected as SHarP Scholars, who remain in good standing, are guaranteed a position in the Radiography Program upon successful completion of the requirements for admission to the program.

Potential SHarP Scholar students must:

  • Rank in the top 10% of their high school class of the time of application
  • Attain a minimum composite score of 30 on their ACT or 1330 on their SAT
  • Make an appointment to meet with the program director to discuss your application
  • Complete and return SHarP Scholar application materials by the due date
    • Submit the provided Recommendation Forms as instructed
    • Complete minimum required observation hours as instructed by the program
    • Complete an interview if necessary

**Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee acceptance as a SHarP Scholar

To apply, click each form to download the Word or PDF format (PDF documents should be opened using Adobe Reader and not PDF viewers):

  • Submit the SHarP Scholar Application by carefully reading and following the included instructions
    • download the application in the Word or PDF format
  • Submit a Recommendation form to your Guidance Counselor or Principal
    • download the Recommendation form in a Word or PDF format
  • Submit a Recommendation form to a Teacher or Professor who is familiar with your academic performance
    • download the Recommendation form in a Word or PDF format
  • Complete and log 8 hours of observation in a Radiology department on the Observation Form

MU Statement on NonDiscrimitation

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, status as disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, or sexual orientation. http://missouri.edu/statements/eeo-aa.php

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and need these materials in an alternative format, notify us at the address or telephone number at the top of the first page of this General Information material. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your special needs.