At IPFW you may complete two years toward the Bachelor of Science in radiation therapy. You must apply and be admitted to the Radiation Therapy Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to complete the degree. Non-radiographers and radiographers may apply to the program. Non-radiographers are those who are not registered in radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or who have not completed a radiography program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Entry and program requirements vary depending on radiography background. Completion of IPFW course work does not guarantee admission to the IUPUI program. Graduates receive their degree from the IU School of Medicine.
Prerequisite Courses – Prior to entering IUPUI’s Radiation Therapy Program, the student must complete the minimum prerequisites. These prerequisites may be completed at IPFW. Students should consult with an IPFW allied health sciences advisor for appropriate courses and semester sequencing.
Suggested Electives -The number of elective courses will differ for each student to complete a total of 50 credit hours of prerequisite course work. Additional electives may be required, before or during the professional program, to complete a minimum of 122 credit hours of academic course work for graduation.
Criteria Used for Selection of Class - Admission to the Radiation Therapy Program is based on an admission index composed of cumulative grade point average, mathematics and science grade point average, prerequisite courses grade point average, interview.
Application Deadline - December 1 of the year prior to desired entry.
Minimum Prerequisite Grade Point Average - 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of program application. Grades from remedial courses are not calculated in the grade point average of the prerequisite courses to determine the admission index.
Minimum Specific Grade Point Average - 2.3 on a 4.0 scale for math and science course work. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained. Grades from remedial courses are not calculated in the mathematics and science grade point average to determine the admission index.
Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite Course - C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale)
Interview - A personal interview is required. If the number of applications to the program far exceeds the number of positions available, the program’s Admissions Committee reserves the right to limit the number of applicants to be interviewed to two times the number of positions available in the class. Interviews are conducted in January.
Clinical Observation - The student must observe for a minimun of 8 hours in a radiation oncology facility prior to applying to the program.
Additional Non-Radiographer Admission Requirements
Class Size - Admits 12 Non-radiographers
Minimum Number of Prerequisite Credits – 50
Additional Radiographer Admission Requirements
Minimum Number of Prerequisite Credits – Satisfactory completion of general education and technical specialty requirements.
Minimum Specific Grade Point Average – 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for radiography course work.
Proof of Radiologic Technology Specialty - Applicants must supply evidence of registration in radiography by the ARRT or completion of a radiography program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, such as the Fort Wayne School of Radiography. The technical specialty area is complete for applicants who have completed an associate or baccalaureate degree in radiography.
The details of your prerequisite course work should be discussed with an IPFW allied health sciences advisor. You are also encouraged to consult an advisor at the IUPUI campus to discuss the degree by calling (317)278-4752 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The most current program information is found at http://msa.iusm.iu.edu/hpp/.
For a complete listing of the IU Course Equivalency Grid see medicine.iu.edu/hpp/index.php/download_file/view/210/106/.
For a complete listing of the Non-IU Course Equivalency Grid see medicine.iu.edu/hpp/index.php/download_file/view/211/106/.