The School of Allied Health Professions is now accepting applications for the master's degree in the radiation sciences.

Medical imaging professionals will have an opportunity to earn a master’s degree in the radiation sciences at a discount beginning the 2017-2018 academic year, in celebration of Loma Linda University’s School of Allied Health Professions’ 10-year anniversary of the program.

The deadline to apply for the current academic year has been extended through Sept. 15. The application fee of $60 will be waived. For the following academic year, applications will be accepted beginning Jan. 1, 2018 through Sept. 1, 2018.

Students applying for either aceadmic year will have the opporutntiy to benefit from two tuition-free courses as part of the program’s 10-year anniversary. If enrolled beginning this autumn, students must successfully complete the program to qualify for a payment of only 43 units instead of the full 49 units.

The professional program — launched in September 2008 — is designed to offer students a broad-based curriculum focused in the areas of education, leadership, management and administration in the context of a faith-based institution. Students are introduced to theory, research and evidence-based learning to help develop best practice skills required in healthcare.

The advanced degree meets the needs of individuals who…

  • Seek more responsibility in their role as a member of a medical imaging team…
  • Enjoy supervising and teaching…
  • Want to advance their education with the flexibility of online learning.

Applicants are not required to take the GRE, but must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and retain current, national certification in a medical imaging discipline such as, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, radiation therapy, CT, MRI, CVI or radiography.

“The online MSRS program is designed for working professionals certified in the radiation science disciplines who are interested in academic and professional advancement,” said Mike Iorio, program director for the master’s degree in the radiation sciences.

Loma Linda University’s master’s in radiation sciences is a two year, part-time program. Qualified students are welcome to participate in the accelerated, full-time program to be completed in 12 months.

Additionally, the master’s degree in radiation sciences offers students the:

  • Opportunity to participate in weekly activities relevant to real-world needs…
  • Ability to learn alongside experienced faculty who support their success.

“I chose this program because I could complete it in two years,” said Victoria Kim, MSRS student and ASMR and BSRS graduate at Loma Linda University’s School of Allied Health Professions. “It was affordable, the application requirements were simple, and the faculty were so helpful and it was all online.”

In the long term, the advanced degree will prepare students to serve their communities in the public, private and nonprofit sectors as educators, managers, administrators and leaders in the field of radiation sciences.

“The program is helping me meet my life dream to be an educator and leader in radiation sciences,” Kim said.

Medical imaging staff at Loma Linda University Medical Center or one of Loma Linda University Health’s six hospitals is welcome to apply and use their employee tuition benefits toward the degree.

“We will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of our master’s program all year long,” says Laura L. Alipoon, Ed.D, department chair of radiation technology at the School of Allied Health Professions.

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