How do I apply to the program?

All applicants must meet the University's admission requirements and be accepted by the Admissions Office. Applicants can apply on-line using Xavier's website at   You will also need to send your MRI application form and a copy of your ARRT certification card to the Program Director. This form can be found on the MRI application page.

When does the program begin?

The MRI program starts at the beginning of August.

NOTE: The MRI must have a minimum of five students enrolled into MRI program in order to run the program. You will be notified when applying of the student numbers when applying to the MRI program. 

Can I take individual courses?

Yes, you are welcome to take individual MRI courses upon approval of the Program Director.

Does the MRI program include didactic and clinical training?

Yes, you will take all of the didactic courses including clinical training at local hospitals. Didactic courses are scheduled beginning at 5:30 pm and ending at 8:20 pm. Clinical training is scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays for 8 hours a day/24 hours a week at local hospitals. After successful completion of the didactic courses and required ARRT competencies, you will be eligible to apply to take the advanced MRI examination with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Can I obtain a bachelor's degree?

Yes, if you would like to work toward a bachelor's degree you will be assigned an academic advisor to evaluate your previous college transcripts. Along with the MRI program you will take additional general education courses to complete the Bachelor's of Liberal Arts (BLA) degree.  The MRI courses (17 credit hours) would fulfill upper division hours in the BLA degree.

What is the cost of the program?

Tuition for the MRI program is $2,645.00 per semester/full-time (over 4 credit hours.) The tuition rate per course is $353.00 per semester/part-time (1-4 credit hours.) This tuition rate is for the 2016-2017 academic year. This rate is not an additional rate to the University's tuition rate.  All University fees can be viewed on the Xavier University website.

When is the deadline date for the applications?

The program does not have a deadline date to receive applications. Applicants are reviewed and accepted until the program is filled. The program accepts ten students a year so applicants are encouraged to apply early in the Fall Semester.

Note: Applicants who have been accepted by the University will be instructed to call the Program Director at (513) 745-3358 or email at to set up an interview on campus and at the hospital site. After an applicant is accepted into the University, it is the responsibility of the applicant to call the Program Director to set up their interviews.