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MHS - Radiologist Assistant

Radiologist Assistants help diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and disorders that a few short years ago imaging technology struggled to even detect. This program will prepare you for an integral role saving and improving patients’ lives in an exciting modern field that will continue to grow and advance.

Program Overview

Technological progress has triggered a demand for radiologist assistants with the specialized skills and the broad knowledge necessary to work effectively in teams of physicians and other health care professionals. Our masters program will will prepare you as an advanced practitioner within the radiology environment trained to take part in the care of patients in this discipline and perform a broad spectrum of minimally invasive radiology-specific procedures.

As a radiologist assistant you’ll function as a critical extension of the supervising Radiologist physican. Through our collaborative, interdisciplinary approach you’ll develop you’ll develop and hone the skills necessary to be a successful RA upon completion of the program.    

Our 24 month MHS program for radiology assistants is the only program of its kind in CT and the only one in the country with a board-certified radiologist serving as its director. You’ll receive plenty of hands-on learning in our sophisticated labs, there is a significant clinical component where you’ll have opportunities to work with real patients in sites Quinnipiac arranges in areas including, but not limited to Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Curriculum and Requirements

MS in Radiologist Assistant Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Summer SemesterCredits
PA 502 Medical Terminology: Advanced 2
RA 505 Clinical Pharmacology I 3
RA 517
& 517L
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
4
RA 520 Radiation Safety and Health Physics 2
 Credits11
Fall Semester
RA 518 Imaging Pathophysiology 3
RA 530 Image Critique & Pathologic Pattern Recognition I 3
RA 532 Interventional Procedures I 3
RA 542 Patient Assessment, Management and Education 3
RA 545 Research Methods and Design 3
 Credits15
Spring Semester
RA 531 Image Critique & Pathologic Pattern Recognition II 3
RA 535 Interventional Procedures II 3
RA 550 Clinical Seminar I 1
RA 570 Radiologist Assistant Clinical I 3
RA 590 Thesis I 1
 Credits11
Second Year
Summer Semester
RA 551 Clinical Seminar II 1
RA 571 Radiologist Assistant Clinical II 5
RA 591 Thesis II 2
 Credits8
Fall Semester
RA 552 Clinical Seminar III 3
RA 572 Radiologist Assistant Clinical III 5
 Credits8
Spring Semester
RA 573 Radiologist Assistant Clinical IV 5
 Credits5
 Total Credits58

Admissions Requirements

Eligibility for the Program


To qualify for the radiologist assistant MHS program, candidates must have:

  1. Application form and fee
  2. Completed their bachelor's degree
  3. Be a registered radiologic technologist with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  4. Completed a minimum of 2,000 hours of direct patient care contact post-radiography certification
  5. Certification in CPR for Healthcare Professionals
  6. Completed the following prerequisite course requirements:
  • 4 credits of chemistry
  • 3 credits of college-level mathematics
  • 16 credits of biology with labs, including anatomy and physiology
  • 3 credits of pathophysiology

The radiologist assistant program does not accept transfer credits, applications for challenge examinations or credits for experiential learning.

The application deadline is April 1. Decisions will be made individually as applications are completed.

Contact Us


For more information about the radiologist assistant program, contact John Candler, academic coordinator, director of clinical education and clinical assistant professor, at john.candler@quinnipiac.edu.

For admission information on Quinnipiac graduate programs, contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 203-582-8672 or 800-462-1944.