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M.S. in Radiologist Assistant

NJ’s Only Masters’ Degree Recognized by ARRT

The MS Radiology Assistant program will not be admitting students for fall 2021. Any questions should be addressed to the admissions office at

We offer an online, part-time master’s degree Radiologist Assistant program for radiologic technologist professionals who hold a baccalaureate degree and are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology. Our Master of Science Radiologist Assistant Program follows a nationally recognized curriculum that includes clinical and didactic instruction. It prepares the radiologist assistant to be an integral member of the health care team. As an advanced care practitioner, the RA functions as a critical extension of a radiologist performing a variety of cases ranging from invasive and non-invasive procedures while improving productivity and efficiency at a time when the demand for imaging procedures is at its peak.

In our 46-credit program, students develop the skills to become advanced level practitioners, working under the supervision of a radiologist to perform radiology examinations and procedures, evaluating image quality, and making initial observations that are communicated to the radiologist. Program graduates positively impact the delivery of care by ensuring high-quality standards with diagnostic imaging.

Students are expected to identify a radiology practice with an American Board of Radiology radiologist willing to mentor and assess the competence of the RA student.

  • New Jersey’s only masters’ degree program recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)
  • Consistently high pass rates on the national board certification exam.
  • Follows the national curriculum established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologist and the American College of Radiology
  • The 46-credit program combines distance education with annual visits to the campus to provide students with the benefit of face-to-face contact with faculty.
  • Part-time radiologist assistant program offers the opportunity for students to continue working while advancing their careers
  • Consistently recognized by the ARRT for meeting all educational benchmarks
  • Rutgers University is ranked #1 out of 582 colleges by College Factual for best college for health professions
  • Graduates are able to perform as an integral members of the healthcare team
  • Graduates are able to take on leadership positions to enhance the profession
  • Graduates are competent and effective in their skills and knowledge to perform as radiologist assistant

Few professions are expanding as rapidly as health care. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for advanced-practice radiographers is projected to grow faster than average. Those with expertise in more than one diagnostic modality will enhance their employment opportunities. Now is the optimal time to expand your skills by becoming a multicompetent radiographer.

Rutgers School of Health Professions is accredited by the Master of Science Radiologist Assistant program and is in compliance with the ARRT Criteria for Program Recognition until January 31, 2020.

Students applying to the program must identify a radiology practice group that is American Board of Radiology (ABR) certified to serve as their mentor/preceptor who are willing to instruct and assess the competence of RA students working and learning under their supervision. This requires an established Clinical Memorandum of Understanding between the school and the clinical facility.

Apply May 1 deadline for Fall admissions to the M.S. in Radiologist Assistant program.

Applicants must:

  • Submit official transcripts demonstrating a passing grade in an Introductory Pathophysiology, Human Disease or equivalent 3 credit courses
  • Be a graduate of a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology-approved Diagnostic Radiography program
  • Hold a bachelor degree with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and submit official transcripts
  • Submit a letter from employer showing employment as a radiographer for a minimum of one year
  • Provide three letters of recommendation (two from a radiologist)
  • Provide personal statement
  • Provide proof of current BCLS certification
  • Provide a notarized copy of current ARRT registry and state licensure
  • Identify a radiologist to serve as your preceptor and provide Preceptorship Agreement
  • Provide Preceptors ABR certificate, state license, and curriculum vitae
  • Additional required forms

The Master of Science Radiologist Assistant Program is an online, 46-credit, part-time graduate degree program designed to meet the needs career goals of busy professionals. Part-time students enroll in 6 to 7 credits per semester. The program requires students to attend labs on the Newark campus for a minimum of twice each year for four days. The program commences every September.

Course requirements and descriptions.

Our Master of Science Radiologist Assistant Program was designed to offer radiologic technologists the opportunity to expand their careers through a comprehensive part-time, online program.

With radiologist supervision, the radiologist assistant performs patient assessment, patient management, fluoroscopy and other radiology procedures.

Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 average or above, graduation from an accredited Diagnostic Radiology program, preceptorship agreement, and introductory 3 credit pathophysiology course. For additional admission requirements please see Admissions Criteria.

Applications can be found here.

Courses for this program are not offered on a non-matriculated basis.

Information on tuition and fees can be found here.

Yes. Rutgers University and the School of Health Professions offer a limited number of scholarship programs.


For more information, call 908-889-2521 or email

State Authorization and Professional Licensure Requirements:

  • The Rutgers School of Health Professions Radiologist Assistant Program meets the professional licensing requirements of the following states: AZ, AR, CO, CT, FL, IL, KY, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY
  • The Rutgers School of Health Professions Radiologist Assistant does not meet the professional licensing requirements of the following states: DE, DC, HI, ID, LA, ME, NE, NC, SC, WI
  • The following states have active RA bills or activities, or that are planning for 2021:
    SD, KS, CA, MO, IN, MI, PA, AL, GA
  • All states not listed above, to the best of our knowledge, do not require professional licensure to practice within our profession.

Updated: August 21, 2020

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