Diagnostic & Treatment Sciences
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Phone: 616-331-5600
Fax: 616-331-5632

301 Michigan Street N.E.
164 CHS
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Grand Valley State University offers a B.S. completion program in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences with a concentration in MRI.  This program is offered in a hybrid online format with extensive clinical education requirements with patients at clinical education sites.  This is a secondary admission program with an annual application deadline of February 1st.

GVSU is a member of the Michigan Radiologic and Imaging Sciences (MiRIS) Consortium, a group of 6 schools in Michigan that collaborate to offer programs in the radiologic and imaging sciences, including MRI.  In addition to GVSU, the other members are Kellogg Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Mid Michigan Community College, Lake Michigan College, and Lansing Community College.  GVSU participates fully in the MiRIS Consortium and admits MRI students who meet the Feb 1 admission deadline.  Students interested in MRI may complete their education with a B.S. degree. The GVSU MRI program requires all general education requirements, RIS core requirements, and the 37 credits from the MiRIS MRI sequence.

Students may pursue a degree in MRI as either entry level students (directly from High School) when all general education and major prerequisites have been completed, or as transfer students holding associate degrees in radiography or other radiologic and imaging sciences credentials from a community college or other university.

Regardless of the path chosen, students should contact GVSU's College of Health Professions Student Services Office at 616-331-5900 for an appointment to discuss individual options for this program.  Additional information is available through GVSU's MiRIS Consortium representative, Rick Carlton, at 616-780-3688.

Some credits and/or courses may be waived based on review of ARRT registration in magnetic resonance imaging and/or work experience.


  Credit Hrs
  Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Core  


       to include the following:

RIS 441 Gross Human Sectional Anatomy

  RIS 415    


  RIS 425    


  RIS 435    


  RIS 465  



Total (not including Radiologic and Imaging Sciences core courses)


  Last Modified Date: September 7, 2013
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