• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Radiation therapy technologists are involved in direct patient care. Under the supervision of radiation oncologists, they use high energy X-rays, electron beams or radioactive isotopes to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapists must be able to interact compassionately and effectively with people who range from healthy to terminally ill.

During the Radiation Therapy Technology programme offered by Roosevelt University, students complete a minimum of 85 semester hours of academic work, including the University Writing Requirement and the College of Arts and Sciences general education requirements, in addition to the radiation therapy technology concentration requirements outlined below. Students must take their final 30 hours before clinical training at Roosevelt University. They complete their last 35 semester hours in a one-year, full-time, daytime clinical training program at Northwestern Medicine. Upon successful completion of the clinical program, students receive a certificate in radiation therapy technology from the hospital, a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health – Radiation Therapy from Roosevelt University, and are eligible to sit for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) certification examination.

Careers

Radiation therapy technologists are involved in direct patient care. Under the supervision of radiation oncologists, they use high energy X-rays, electron beams or radioactive isotopes to kill cancer cells. Students are also able to continue training as a medical dosimetrist. The medical dosimetrist is responsible for the radiation dose distributions and dose calculations used in radiation therapy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Ecology, Evolution and Genetics
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • College Algebra
  • Precalculus
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Physics I: Mechanics and Heat with lab
  • Physics II: Electromagnetism with lab
  • Research Methods
  • Public Speaking

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • ​Admission into the ALH radiation therapy technology program follows the basic admission criteria of the University. Admission to clinical training is at the discretion of the clinical affiliate, Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Students are not guaranteed admission. The minimum GPA for clinical application for this program is a 2.5 GPA overall and a 2.5 GPA in the prerequisite courses.
  • Complete the online application.
  • Self-report cumulative high school GPA and SAT/ACT test scores. Note, official transcripts and test scores are only required upon the request of Roosevelt University.
  • Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29832 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29832 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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