Imaging Sciences - Bachelor of Science


1. Unconditional acceptance to Morehead State University through the Office of Enrollment Services. The office may be contacted at 606-783-2000.

2. Completion of the following pre-admission courses (81-84 hours) with a minimum grade of "C" (some courses can be transferred from other institutions):

a. BIOL 235 (3 hrs.)

b. COMS 108 (3 hrs.)

c. ENG 100 (3 hrs.)

d. ENG 200 (3 hrs.)

e. MATH 152, MATH 174, or MATH 175 (3-4 hrs.)

f. IMS/NURS 202 (2 hrs.)

g. HUM I and HUM II Humanities Distribution courses (6 hrs.)

h. BIOL 234 (NSC I exchange course) and NSC II Natural Sciences Distribution course (6 hrs.)

i. SBS I and SBS II Social and Behavioral Science courses (6 hrs.)

j. *FYS 101 (3 hrs.) Pre-licensure Radiography Credits (up to 40** hrs. of transfer credits)

*Transfer students with more than 24 credit hours are exempt from this course and must complete an additional social and behavioral science course to meet general education requirements. FYS 101 or the additional social and behavioral sciences course is not calculated in admission GPA.

**The number of hours of the pre-licensure component may vary depending on the specific program the student completed. If fewer than 40 hours are available for transfer, additional specific courses will be required at MSU to meet the program requirements.

3. More than two failures of pre-radiologic science courses within two complete academic years will result in ineligibility for admission. This includes failure of more than two courses or failure of the same course more than twice. Students with course failure(s) prior to the two-year period (two complete academic years) will be considered for admission if the student has demonstrated satisfactory academic progress ("C" or above in required courses) since the course failures.

4. A GPA of 2.5 or higher for all required college work.

5. Graduate of the associate degree radiologic science program at MSU or other radiography program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Graduates of non-JRCERT programs will be considered on an individual or program basis.

6. Registered in radiography and in good standing with the ARRT. Applicants who are ARRT radiography registry-eligible must obtain certification prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

7. Meet the established health and physical capability requirements:

a. Vision capabilities

i. Normal or corrected refraction within the range of 20/20 to 20/60.

ii. Recognition of color shade changes.

b. Auditory capabilities

i. Possess normal or corrected hearing ability within 0 to 45-decibel range.

c. Tactile capabilities:

i. Perception of temperature change and pulsation and to differentiate between various textures and structures in at least one hand.

ii. Recognition of an object by touching and handling.

d. Language capabilities

i. Fluent verbal communication.

e. Minimal motor capabilities

i. Secure grasp with two functional upper limbs.

ii. Push and/or pull movable objects weighing 100-150 lbs.

iii. Lift at least 25 lbs. without assistance.

iv. Stand for long periods of time.

v. Walk without assistance of canes, crutches, walkers and/or humans.

vi. Reach above shoulders and below waist.

vii. Twist, bend, stoop/squat and move quickly.

f. Mental health

i. Adaptation to the environment, function in everyday activities, and cope with stressors.

g. Freedom from transmittable diseased as documented by:

i. Negative PPD and/or chest x-ray within immediate past 12 months.

ii. Rubella and rubeola antibody test (titer values that indicate immunity) documentation of MMR (rubella and rubeola and mumps) vaccine.

iii. Hepatitis B vaccine series.

iv. Varicella zoster live-virus vaccine or reliable history of varicella (chicken pox) or serologic evidence of immunity.

v. Immunization as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the U.S. Public Health Service and the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academic of Pediatrics.

Note: The establishment of thorough and effective screening procedures for patients and other individuals is one of the most critical components of a program that guards the safety of all those preparing to undergo MR procedures or to enter the MR environment. An important aspect of protecting patients and the individuals from MR system-related accidents and injuries involves an understanding of the risks associated with the various implants, devices, accessories, and other objects that may cause problems in this setting. This requires constant attention and diligence to obtain information and documentation about these objects to provide the safest MR setting possible.

MSU faculty want to provide students and patients with a safe clinical environment; therefore, the program requires students to complete the MR Safety Screening Form prior to acceptance into the program. This form must be completed by a qualified practitioner. Any questions or concerns may be addressed be contacting the CTMR Program at 606-783-2646.

Application Procedure

Applications for the CTMR and DMS programs will be accepted between January 1 and the first Monday in April.

  1. Submit a complete application packet with the following required materials:
    1. Imaging Sciences Admission Application, Bachelor of Science Degree in Imaging Sciences. Applicants must indicate the program of interest on the application. Applicants selecting either CTMR or DMS must indicate a first choice and a second choice.
    2. Official transcript(s) documenting all courses required for admission. Note: this official transcript for the department is in addition to transcripts submitted for admission to MSU. Students currently enrolled are required to submit spring midterm grades for consideration. Students attending institutions that do not provide midterm grades must submit a letter from the radiography program coordinator or individual faculty in general education courses stating the student's letter grade at mid-semester for each course. All letters must be submitted on official institutional letterhead. Students must complete required courses with a "C" or better and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    3. Copy of course description(s) if course equivalencies are not listed on the transfer credit website located at
    4. Copy of the current AART registration card for radiography. Applicants who are not registered, but are registry eligible must obtain certification prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
    5. Copy of the current AART CT or MR registration card (if applicable).
    6. Copy of the current ARDMS registration card (if applicable). 

      Note: Qualified applicants will be ranked by GPA in the BSIS pre-admission courses. If neither the CTMR or DMS program is marked, the application is invalid. If only one program is marked, the student will be considered for admission to that program only. If both programs are marked, students must indicate their first choice and their second choice because students will not be admitted to both programs simultaneously.

  2. Mail complete application packet to:

    Morehead State University 

    Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Imaging Sciences 

    Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences 

    CHER 210D

    316 West Second Street 

    Morehead, KY 40351 

    Phone: 606-783-2646

Requirements for Completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Imaging Sciences

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, of which, a minimum of 42 credit hours must be upper division courses (numbered 300 or above). The total credit hours include general education, program core, and program track courses.
  2. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all work completed at the University.
  3. Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses in the program.
  4. Complete at least 32 credit hours at MSU with the last 16-hours preceding graduation earned at MSU. Regional campus sites satisfy this requirement; however, correspondence courses do not.

Fees and Expenses

Fees and expenses specific to the Imaging Sciences programs are in addition to those required by MSU. These are subject to change without prior notification. The students are responsible for the purchase of solid dark gray uniforms, white hose (if applicable), white or black clinical shoes, dark gray lab coat, clinical record-keeping software costs, malpractice insurance, laboratory fees, dosimeter related fees, film marker fees (if applicable), and all housing and transportation expenses incurred during clinical internship assignments. Students are also responsible for all fees for criminal background checks, drug-testing, certification examinations and all applicable course fees.

Additional Information

  1. Students may be assigned to clinical internships requiring distant travel or relocation.
  2. Clinical internship hours, online coursework, and formal class sessions may be required during various hours of the day, evening and night.