Radiation Therapy Program Admission Requirements

Radiation Therapy – admission requirements include:

  • High school diploma or a General Educational Development diploma (GED)
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher
  • Personal essay
  • Submission of an application
  • Meeting with the Program Chair
  • Provide 2 professional references*
    • *References: Provide the name and email address of two references who you have known for at least six months. An email address is required, so please have this information available when you apply. Relatives are not accepted as references.
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Eight hours of adequate shadowing
  • Meet all additional qualifications

Radiation Therapy Application Personal Essay

For your personal essay, please write a two-page summary divided into two parts:

  • Part 1, tell us about:
    • Your Background
    • Your personal goals
    • Reason for choosing the Radiation Therapy program
    • Reason for choosing Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Part 2: Describe a major personal accomplishment and your reason for this selection.

Radiation Therapy Program Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for entry to the program; however, there are several core science courses as well as an introductory lab course that must be completed during the student’s first trimester in the program in order to progress further into the curriculum

Type of Admission:

  • Competitive program, priority deadlines