Saint Louis University

Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics | Master of Science Degree

Saint Louis University's Master of Science Degree in Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics is for students with a background in imaging or radiologic science who want to pursue a new area of study for educational and research purposes.

This degree is a 12-month, three-semester, year-round program with a rigorous curriculum. This degree option combines a collaborative research component with individual areas of imaging and therapeutic sciences.

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Application Deadline for Beginning Term The Application Package Apply Online
Fall: December 15 (if space permits, your application may be considered until July 1). Transcript(s); Three (3) Letters of Recommendation; GRE G scores; Resume; Professional Goal Statement; Professional licensure, if applicable; An on-campus or telephone interview is desired

(Advantages of the web application)
Spring: No Admittance
Summer: No Admittance
E-mail: dhewing@slu.edu
Tel. No.: 314.977.9038
Admission Coordinator: Debra L. Hewing, MBA, CNMT, RT(N), NCT, CCRP


Accreditation: The Programs associated with the Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics at Saint Louis University are currently granted Accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

Assistantship Application Deadline: TBA

Required Additional Application Materials for International Students:

  • A completed Declaration of Financial Support packet with all accompanying documents
  • TOEFL or IELTS score
  • Register for and complete the ISVS International Study Candidate Assessment Process (ISCAP). Additional information on the assessment can be found here.

Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.

Applicant Criteria

For current Saint Louis University Students:

  • Student must have a bachelor of science degree in either magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy, preferably with coursework equivalent to the pre-physician assistant or pre-medicine curricular tracks.
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Majors must earn a minimum grade of B in all discipline specific courses. 
  • Existing standard SLU admissions requirements for current MIT programs will apply.
  • Students must pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board registry exams in magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine technology or radiation therapy for their initial bachelor of science degree within six months of undergraduate graduation or they cannot progress in the graduate program. Confirmation of certification and/or registration will be required.

For other post-baccalaureate students interested in the MIT Graduate Degree:

  • Students must be board certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology in another imaging/radiologic science discipline, or be registered within 6 months of their undergraduate program completion. Confirmation of certification and/or registration will be required.
  • Students must possess a bachelor of science degree in an imaging/radiologic science discipline 
  • Students must have taken the necessary pre-requisites (or appropriate equivalent) of the masters of science degree in molecular imaging and therapeutics.
    It is recommended that students have taken a statistics course in the last five years.
    Students must take the Graduate Records Examination (GRE).

For non-SLU students wishing to learn more about this degree: Please contact the department at 314.977.9038 to learn more about admission into the program.

Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics Application Review Process

  • Applications are reviewed by a committee of Molecular Imaging & Therapeutics faculty members

Admission Statistics: The Department provides an atmosphere in which faculty, technologists, therapists and physicians can create an educational plan that is prospective and addresses changing health care issues.

Credit Hours/Coursework: Students choose to study one of the following concentrations:

The program includes a required leadership and advanced scholarly component with student presentation of the material meant to enhance every course. In each course, the scholarly and leadership topic chosen must combine both areas of specialty studied by the student. The Masters seminars I, II, & III, offered every semester, completed under the direction of a scholarly mentor, will result in a scholarly project suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, professional presentation or scholarly equivalent. The goal of this exercise is to allow the student an opportunity to participate, present and publish unique scholarship, under the direction of a scholarly mentor, that integrates two imaging and/or therapeutic areas of study together to create unique and innovative scholarly work.

Program Description: This degree is a 12-month, three-semester, year-round program with a rigorous curriculum. This degree option combines a collaborative research component with individual areas of imaging and therapeutic sciences. | Program Goals and Objectives

Careers Possibilities: Graduates of this program will be skilled in two radiologic and imaging disciplines: their undergraduate discipline and the chosen study area for the MIT Degree. Upon completion of the MIT program, students will be able to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national certification exam in their chosen MIT discipline, in addition to having significant technical and clinical expertise in two imaging specialties.

The graduate of this program is extremely valuable to imaging/radiation oncology departments and medical corporations because current and developing technology require increasing knowledge of magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and other radiologic and imaging disciplines in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Curriculum & Program Details: Students must pursue full time study to complete the program. All classes and clinical training will be offered in the daytime hours. The program requires research, submission of results to journals and satisfactory completion of a comprehensive oral examination. MIT graduate curriculum tracks include MRI, NMT and XRT. | About the Program

The faculty are recognized as experts in the field and pursue research and teaching interests in the areas of molecular imaging and therapeutics. MIT faculty members are all board certified in their respective areas of expertise.

Scholarships & Financial Aid: Contact Student Financial Services at SLU

Program Highlights:

  • The program includes a required leadership and advanced scholarly component with student presentation of the material meant to enhance every course.
  • The Masters Seminars I, II, & III, offered every semester, completed under the direction of a scholarly mentor, will result in a scholarly project suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, professional presentation or scholarly equivalent.
  • Students choose to study one following:

    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
    • Nuclear Medicine Technology 
    • Radiation Therapy
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