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Radiation Sciences (Online) - Masters

Have you considered a leadership position in the Radiology field?

Developing aptitude in the disciplines of leadership, administration, and education is key for career advancement.  Parctitioners who are leaders in the profession, and who are capable of serving the greater community in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, have a higer degree of opportunity and flexibility in their careers.  Managers, administrators, and educators, who contribute to the profession's body of knowledge through leadership roles, publications, professional presentations, and advocacy are highly sought after.

Master of Science in Radiation Sciences Program

The online Master of Science in Radiation Sciences (MSRS) offers students an opportunity to acquire essential knowledge and skills needed to be successful in leadership, management, administration, and education.

The program is a two year, 49-unit part time program consisting of 90 academic weeks.  This eight quarter program begins in the Fall term (September) and concludes at the end of the second summer term.  Students are expected to complete two 3-unit courses each quarter for seven quarters, with the eight quarter of study consisting of two 3-unit and one 1-unit courses.

An accelerated full time, 4 quarter option spanning 12 months is available for qualified students.  Students enroll in the same courses and there are no emphases. For information about the states authorizing Loma Linda University online students, please contact the program director.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the graduate should:

1. Demonstrate leadership and reflective thinking in the areas of management, administration, and education.

2. Behave in a professional manner in all interactions including communicating appropriately (written and oral) with patients, colleagues, and others.

3. Continue to improve knowledge and skills by participating in scholarly and professional activities, sharing knowledge with colleagues, and investigating new and innovative aspects of professional practice.

4. Apply advanced practice in managerial, administrative, and educational realms.

Program Resources

Distance Education

Loma Linda University is authorized to offer distance (online) education in the respective states indicated on this map:  http://home.llu.edu/distance-education

When to Apply

We accept applications for this program from January 1 to August 1. Even though August 1 is the established deadline, the total number of applicants may dictate an earlier or later cut-off date. Check with the department for deadline extensions.

Admissions Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to the School of Allied Health Professions and Loma Linda University admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (international degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency: refer to http://www.llu.edu/central/apply/intltrans.page)
  • Minimum of 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (or equivalent) in a  radiation technology discipline
  • Submission of a three-page essay describing: (a) personal and professional accomplishments; (b) professional interests; and (c) how earning the MSRS degree will support career advancement.  This essay must be sent to the program director
  • Phone interview (to be scheduled after application has been submitted)
  • TOEFL or IELTS (or equivalent English language proficiency examination) scores for applicants whose native language is not English or whose secondary education was received outside the United States (refer to: http://www.llu.edu/central/apply/intltrans.page)

Program Advising

 If you are interested in the MSRS program, please email the Program Director, Mike Iorio at miorio@llu.edu with the subject line as:MSRS Program Interest.