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Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences (MSRS)

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Areas of Emphasis

Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences (MSRS), Cardiac Specialist Emphasis : The student choosing the Cardiac Specialist emphasis will acquire the knowledge and clinical skills necessary for a career in the cardiac cath lab. The invasive cardiovascular technology student will develop analytical thinking skills and research capability while studying a wide range of disciplines, including coronary and structural heart disease, multimodality cardiac imaging, and interventional cardiac catheterization. Students will learn alongside cardiologists while assisting with cath lab procedures such as angiography, hemodynamic assessment, coronary stenting, and valve implantation. Upon graduation, students will be qualified to sit for the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) and/or the Cardiac - Interventional Radiography (CI) exam.

Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences (MSRS), Innovation and Improvement Emphasis : The Masters of Science of Radiologic Sciences with emphasis in Innovation and Improvement is focused on elevating the imaging professional and patient care by providing students with diverse and customized skills and knowledge necessary to connect their imaging practices with policy. Imaging professionals will broaden their clinical comprehension, develop their leadership and educational expertise, enhance their research ingenuity, and extend their professional versatility within the imaging industry.

Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences (MSRS), Radiologist Assistant Emphasis : The Masters of Science of Radiologic Sciences with emphasis on Radiologist Assistant is intended to prepare students to work as a Registered Radiologist Assistant (RA). The role of the RA provider is to improve efficiency and patient care in imaging services by providing advanced level support to radiologists. The curriculum incorporates the RRA certification requirements as published by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Students will learn advanced patient care, safety, and procedures through academic work and clinical experience.

The maximum time for completion of the degree, including thesis, will be three years if the maximum time is exceeded, the student must petition to the program for an extension.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Patient Care and Education
  • Professional Development and Research
  • Clinical Competency and Medical Ethics
  • Procedures, Anatomy and Pathophysiology
  • Instrumentation and Quality Control

Admission Requirements for All MSRS

Criteria to be considered for acceptance into the program include:

  1. Admission to Weber State University and online application for the MSRS Program.
  2. Payment of the MSRS program application fee.
  3. Graduate of a regionally accredited baccalaureate academic program in health science (includes, but not limited to, cardiovascular technology, ultrasound, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, or nursing)
  4. Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  5. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.  If undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, consideration may be based on GPA calculation on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate work.
  6. Recommendation forms (3). 

Additional Requirements for International Students

  • Please seek advisement/assistance from WSU’s International Student and Scholar Center at 801-626-6853 or intladmissions@weber.edu.
  • Submit an official score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 75 overall, with a minimum of 17 in each category OR International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each category. 
  • Oral language proficiency assessment.
  • Weber State University-accepted bachelor’s degree. 
    • Provide a professional transcript evaluation of course work completed outside the United States.  For a list of approved agencies, click here: http://www.weber.edu/issc/credentials.html.  A translated transcript is not accepted. Transcripts must be evaluated on a course-by-course format, showing U.S. semester credit and grade equivalent for each course based on a 4.0 GPA scale.
  • Evaluation of foreign health imaging professional certifications by MSRS faculty.
  • Graduate students must first apply and be accepted by the MSRS graduate program before the admission can be processed for Weber State University.


The application is available online at www.weber.edu/msrs.  An application fee is required for the application to be considered complete. 

  • Application for Cardiac Specialist MSRS admission should be made by May 1 for fall semester admission, however, applications will be accepted beyond this date until we reach capacity.
  • Application for Innovation and Improvement MSRS admission should be made by March1 for summer semester admission, May 1 for fall semester admission, and November 1 for spring semester admission, however, applications will be accepted beyond these dates until we reach capacity.  Preceptors must be identified by July 1 or enrollment may be deferred to the following academic year.
  • Application for Radiologist Assistant MSRS admission should be made by May 1 for fall semester admission, however, applications will be accepted beyond this date until we reach capacity.

Student Advisement

A program advisor will be appointed by the School of Radiologic Sciences Chair from the graduate faculty in the program. All MSRS candidates must consult the program advisor at least once a semester. The School of Radiological Sciences Chair will serve as chair of the advisement committee, which will comprise all MSRS faculty.  For issues regarding registration and scheduling, students should contact the MSRS Enrollment Manager at msrs@weber.edu

Continued program evaluation and improvement will assure a high-quality program that meets the students’ needs. The student’s needs and success will be monitored continuously throughout the program.

The Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences (MSRS) program allows you to build the program based on your educational and professional interests. Students can focus in areas of advanced practice, education, management, research, interventional cardiology, musculoskeletal sonography, radiology nursing, and interprofessional education (IPE).

Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences Core (23 credit hours)

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