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Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy


Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Applicants are considered without regard to age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight. Motivational factors, life experiences, patient care experience, maturity, and personal characteristics as assessed in personal interviews and recommendations are important factors in the selection process.

An applicant's academic record is important as an indicator of ability to succeed in an intensive and rigorous medical curriculum. A degree in radiation therapy involves a competitive admission process and completion of a secondary application. There are no waiting lists for these programs. Applications are due February 1. Admissions occur once per year beginning in the fall semester (August).

The application requirements are listed as follows (or can be found online at

  • GVSU undergraduate application (students must apply and be admitted to GVSU)
  • RT application
  • Resume to include a specific section listing health care experience
  • One- to two-page statement of professional goals
  • Two recommendations on specific forms
  • Official copies of all non GVSU transcripts

Specific selection criteria are as follows:

  • Academic grade point average from prerequisite courses (40 percent)
  • Academic grade point average from last two calendar years in college or university (10 percent)
  • Interview /writing assessment completed on-site at the College of Health Professions (30 percent)
  • Health care experience: minimum of 16 hours volunteer or paid, recommended 2 to 3 hours job shadow (5 percent)
  • Recommendations (5 percent)
  • Additional leadership considerations (10 percent)

Prerequisite Courses

Requires 47 credits, including:

*Also fulfills general education requirements.
**MTH 110 may not be required, dependent upon placement at time of admission.

Requirements for a Major in Radiation Therapy

Foundations and Cultures Courses

Remaining courses not covered in major coursework or prerequisites include (22 to 24 credits):

Radiation Therapy Courses

Requires 66 credits, including:

Suggested Order of Coursework

Year One

Fall Semester (15 credits):

Winter Semester (16 credits):

Spring/Summer Semester (3 credits):

Year Two

Fall Semester (15 credits):

Winter Semester (14 credits):

AND one of the following:

Year Three

Fall Semester (16 credits):

Enrollment in radiation therapy program.

Winter Semester (16 credits):

Spring/Summer Semester (4 credits):

Year Four

Fall Semester (15 credits):

Winter Semester (18 credits):

Radiation Therapy Program Description

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