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Thomas Jefferson University: Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

Thomas Jefferson University: Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences


Chestnut Hill College has developed undergraduate and graduate partnerships with Jefferson School of Health Professions of Thomas Jefferson University. These partnerships offer students dual degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Chestnut Hill College along with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences from Jefferson School of Health Professions. While the dual degree program can be completed in four years, students also have the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s in Radiological Science in five years. Students will spend the first three years of the program at Chestnut Hill. During those three years, students will follow a specific healthcare/biomedical academic track that will include prerequisite work needed to proceed to Jefferson College of Health Professions for the final year of coursework for the bachelor’s degree or for two years of coursework for the master’s degree.

What is Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences?

The study of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences prepares students for roles as practitioners of diagnostic medical imaging and provides an opportunity for upward mobility within the profession. As this field has become more advanced and complex, there is a need for proficient, multi-skilled radiologic science professionals. These essential healthcare professionals not only operate sophisticated equipment to produce optimal diagnostic images but also must have the knowledge to identify normal and abnormal anatomy, and are responsible for the well-being of patients in their care. Jefferson offers programs in several areas of study in the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. The main categories are:

  • Radiography
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Cardiac Sonography
  • Vascular Sonography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Why study Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences?

This is a dynamic, ever-evolving field that offers a variety of job opportunities within business, management, or research, as well as in diagnostic medical imaging. The Jefferson College of Health Professions’ reputation as a leader in increasing levels of professionalism within the medical imaging and radiation sciences speaks for itself: their job placement rate for graduates is 96%. Graduates have accepted positions as:

  • Radiographers
  • Sonographers
  • Medical imagers
  • Radiation Therapists
  • Medical Dosimetrists
  • Sales and marketing professionals
  • Educators

Clinical Experience

Clinical practicums are the real world training aspects of our programs. All students gain first-hand experience with the latest radiologic sciences technologies at over 100 top-notch clinical sites, including hospitals, medical centers, and private imaging centers. The Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute, directed by Barry Goldberg, MD, is one of many unique clinical experiences and research opportunities.

Admission Requirements

High school students

  • SAT total score of 1100 or higher
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Interview

Application Requirements

High school students

  • Submit an online admissions application by senior year
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Application Fee

Contact Us:

Thomas Jefferson University
Office of Admissions
Phone: 215-503-8890

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