Radiation Therapy Technology Certificate - Admission Process

Program Admission Prerequisites

In order to apply for the Radiation Therapy program, the candidate must:

  • be a graduate of a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited program in Radiologic Technology OR be enrolled in a JCERT accredited program in Radiologic Technology with graduation imminent
  • be a registered radiologic technologist (or registry-eligible technologist)


  • have completed the Pre-Radiation Therapy curriculum at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and hold a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification (or be seeking CNA certification to be completed by summer) as indicated by the articulation agreement

Note:  Registry-eligible applicants must successfully complete the ARRT certification examination in radiography before registering for the spring semester.

Application Process and Deadline

Use the Radiation Therapy Technology Application Checklist to ensure successful completion of the application process. All required materials must be submitted to the Radiation Therapy Technology program by April 1st for priority consideration for fall admission. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application materials should be received the following business day.  Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed only if space permits.

Selection Process

Admission to the Radiation Therapy program is a competitive process.  Selection into the program is based on a comparative analysis of all required application documents.

Applicants who have completed and submitted their admission materials by the application deadline will have their materials reviewed. Each applicant is evaluated on the basis of his or her previous college and radiologic technology program achievement; the score from the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) exam; radiation therapy observation/evaluation; reference forms; and a personal interview.

The personal interviews are conducted on campus with the Radiation Therapy Technology Selection Committee which is composed of program and college faculty and personnel. The personal interview is designed to determine the level of the applicant’s knowledge of radiation therapy, professional presentation, communication skills, interpersonal skills, ethical reasoning and problem solving ability, organizational/planning skills, relevant work experience, and true desire to become a radiation therapist.  A points system is used to score the personal interview.

All scoring (application review and personal interview) is done numerically. Selection of applicants for the program is based on a quantitative ranking system. Composition of the class will reflect diversity based on age, gender and/or race.

Applicants who are accepted into the program will be notified by mid-June. Final acceptance into the Radiation Therapy Technology program is contingent upon the results of a physical examination and background/drug screenings. CPR certification must also be documented.