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1-year Advanced Placement BS


The 1-year Advanced Placement Bachelor of Science degree option is for students with a baccalaureate degree or allied health certification and 50 prerequisite credits. Students study one modality in this program and graduate ready to work in the field and prepared to take the certification exam.

The Advanced Placement program is offered on a full-time basis for 12 months, starting in September. To be eligible, students must satisfy the following:

  1. All prerequisite credits
  2. Have either:
    1. a bachelor's degree OR
    2. have completed an accredited program in radiologic sciences or allied health
      to enter this full-time, 12-month program.

Admission Requirements for Medical Dosimetry

All applicants to the Medical Dosimetry BS program must have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree OR
  • completed an accredited program in radiation therapy
  • a minimum of 8 hours spent shadowing a Dosimetrist. Arrangements for the shadowing experience are the responsibility of the applicant and may be done in any Radiation Oncology Department of the applicant’s choice. If there are any questions, please contact the Medical Dosimetry Program Director, Shirley Johnston at

Students earn a BS in Radiologic Sciences upon completion of the program.

* The program must be accredited by one of the following agencies:

In the U.S.:

  • CAAHEP (commission on accreditation of allied health education programs)
  • JRCDMS (joint review committee on education in diagnostic medical sonography)
  • JRCCVT (joint review committee on education in cardiovascular technology)
  • JRCERT (joint review committee on education in radiologic technology)
  • JRCNMT (joint review committee on education in nuclear medicine technology)
  • One of the 6 regional accrediting organizations

Outside the U.S.:

  • Conjoint secretariat of Canadian medical association Australian institute of Radiography

Students who have certification in or have graduated from an accredited program* in radiologic sciences or allied health and have completed prerequisite coursework may apply to the following AP programs:

Program Length

1 year (12 months) to earn the BS (September through August)

Modalities & Curriculum



David Wood
Assistant Director of Admissions
(215) 503-9847

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