How to Apply

Admission to the professional Imaging Sciences (Radiography) curriculum under the Baccalaureate Allied Health degree is a competitive process and is separate from the student’s admission to ETSU.  A limited number of students are admitted annually.  Please note that the Imaging Sciences (radiography) program has one start date per year, and that is for the fall semester. Each applicant is evaluated on the basis of academic record, clinical observation, and personal interview.

After reviewing the application materials provided below and completing the program application, contact our on-campus advisor, Mr. Matt Johnson, to schedule an advisement appointment

Pre-Imaging Sciences (Radiography) Academic Advisor

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences
Lamb Hall, Suite 384
Johnson City, TN 37614

Periodic advising is strongly recommended.

 Selection Process Timeline

  • Apply to the ETSU Imaging Sciences (Radiography) Program by March 1 - applicants are encouraged to apply early
  • Complete observation hours by March 15 - not required but worth extra points toward acceptance
  • Schedule and attend group advisement appointment - February or March
  • Interview - April
  • Notification of acceptance - mid May

Observation Hours

Please carefully review the information provided below prior to completing observation hours. Please note that observation hours are not mandatory but will count as extra points toward acceptance. Observation hours may be completed at any hospital, including our clinical affiliates.

Clinical Affiliates and Instructors- provides a list of the program's clinical sites. Contact the clinical instructors to schedule observation hours at Holston Valley Medical Center, Laughlin Memorial Hospital, LeConte Medical Center, Takoma Regional Hospital, or James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.. Be advised that you should wear appropriate dress (casual dress and no jeans).

Directions to Clinical Sites - provides directions to most of the program's clinical sites.

MSHA Volunteer Services Process
-review and complete the process to observe at Johnson City Medical Center, Franklin Woods, Indian Path, or Sycamore Shoals.

Clinical Observation Form- complete this form during observation hours. Note that observation hours are not required: however, 10 hours are recommended and will count toward extra points toward acceptance. This form is due on or before March 15.

  Admission to the Imaging Sciences (Radiography) program is a competitive process and is based on the following:

40 points: Science GPA at the end of the spring semester
35 points: Overall GPA at the end of the spring semester
10 points: Interview
5 points: Written statement

Candidate Admission Eligibility

Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements:

  • Minimum college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

  • Complete prerequisite general core curriculum and other allied health core courses as required with a grade of C- or better.

  • Complete the general core curriculum.  Only six credits of general and allied health core curriculum from the freshman and sophomore years may be carried into the program of study.
  • Attend a group advisement appointment in March or April of the year you intend to enter the program.
  • Interview during the months of March or April of the year you intend to enter the program. 


Program Acceptance

All applicants who interview receive a letter mid-May, but only those students who are accepted into the program receive detailed information in a subsequent e-mail about the following items and must complete them prior to the fall semester:

  • Maintain a college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

  • Provide a copy and maintain documentation of current CPR certification for Health Care Providers from the American Heart Association.

  • Complete and submit the health verification, physical exam, and  radiation dosimeter forms.

  • Submit and maintain current records of MMR, tetanus/diphtheria (booster within 10 years), HBV series or titer, 2 Varicella shots or titer, and annual tuberculin skin test. The student incurs cost for immunizations, titers, and booster shots.The 3 shot Hepatitis B series is required prior to matriculation in the program.

  • Complete the criminal background check. Students may be denied admission to the program based on criminal background results.

  • Purchase and maintain professional liability insurance coverage.

  • Purchase access to the Trajecsys recordkeeping system and Truescreen recordkeeper
  • Attend the mandatory program orientation.

  • Female students should be aware of the program's pregnancy policy.

  • Meet the technical standards