School of Radiation Therapy Admission Requirements

School of Radiation Therapy Admission Requirements


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a minimum of an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college and a minimum average GPA of 2.5, overall from all schools attended. In addition, all applicants must have completed at least one full-semester of each a college level math course (applied math courses are preferred) and college-level Human Anatomy and Physiology, with a minimum of a “C” grade in each course. A lab section for anatomy and physiology is strongly recommended. All applicants must have taken these courses within the past 6 years, unless the applicant has a working knowledge of the subject.

An associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree must be awarded by May of the application year. In addition, precalculus or calculus, and human anatomy and physiology must also be completed by May. All official transcripts must be received by the application deadline. Do not assume it has reached the school just because you requested it to be sent. It is your responsibility to follow up.

Applicants must be of good moral character and must attest to this on their application for admission. If the applicant had been previously convicted of a crime, the applicant must submit all documentation regarding their conviction and must be aware that the conviction could affect his or her eligibility for a radiologic technology license.

Applicants must be US citizens or legal residents. International candidates with student visas are not eligible to apply. Transfer of credits is not currently available. For graduates of foreign institutions, we will only accept evaluations of foreign transcripts. You must use an agency approved by the ARRT to evaluate your transcript. Those listed under the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) are acceptable. The list can be found at

All applicants must complete the required online application, submit a nonrefundable application fee of $50, and official school transcripts by February 1st, of the year seeking admission, to be eligible for selection for the following September. Applicants are required to submit all college transcripts. No applications will be accepted after deadline has passed.

Shadowing/observing a radiation therapist is highly recommended. If you are interested in a shadowing opportunity please email the program officials.

Qualified applicants will be scheduled to take the entrance examination. The exam consists of four major components:

  • English skills: this section includes verbal analogies, synonyms, vocabulary and spelling
  • Health Science knowledge: this section includes college-level anatomy and physiology, basic biology, cell biology, basic physics, etc.
  • Mathematics: section includes arithmetic functions, basic college algebra, fractions, decimals, percentages, averages, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, metric system, basic geometry, areas, perimeter, similar triangles, etc.
  • Essay writing: Student is required to write essay on an assigned topic. Essay will not count towards entrance exam score but will be evaluated during first interview.

Applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the entrance exam score will be scheduled for the first round of interviews with the admissions committee. Those applicants will have achieved a minimum of 75 percent overall average and a minimum average of 75 percent on the mathematics section and English sections of the exam.

The first round of interview dates will be announced once the application cycle opens.

A maximum of 20 candidates from the first round of interviews will be invited back to a second round of interviews with the program director and two clinical coordinators of the School of Radiation Therapy. The second round of interview dates will be announced by the end of 2024.

Applicants will be selected for admission based on admission examination score, interviews with admission committee and Program Director, and a review of official school transcripts, application, and personal statement.

Applications for admission are accepted from mid-October through February 1 of each year. All the references MUST be in no later than Feb. 8th. Applicants may take the entrance exam offered only once per year. The entrance examination is administered in February or March of each year.

In addition to selecting the members of the new class, the admission committee has the option of selecting one or two alternates if there are applicants that they would have liked to include but there was no space for them to be admitted. If any candidate who was offered a seat in the next year’s class declines such offer, the first alternate may be offered a place, at the discretion of program director. Candidates designated as alternates will have to go through the admission process the following year if they are not offered a seat on the year, they were designated alternates.

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center School of Radiation Therapy provides equal opportunity, in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local civil rights laws, to all of its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, sex, national or ethnic origin, marital, caregiver, familial or partnership status, sexual orientation, actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status, pregnancy, sexual and reproductive health choices, or any other category protected by applicable law of qualified persons consistent with MSK’s Affirmative Action Program.