Admissions for Medical Dosimetry, M.S.

Learn more about the university and program admission requirements for Medical Dosimetry, M.S.

University Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  2. Submission of all required admission materials, including:
    1. Completed graduate application for admission
    2. $30 nonrefundable application fee (unless you have previously applied to Grand Valley)
    3. Official copies of transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended (including college courses taken while in high school- dual enrollment). Transcripts must be sent from those institutions directly to the GVSU Admissions Office. NOTE: We do not require official transcripts from Grand Valley
    4. For applicants whose native language is not English, information on test scores can be found on the Graduate School's International Admission Requirements Website

Program Requirements

Application Requirements

  • Academic achievement: A minimum grade of C must be attained in all prerequisite coursework. Applicants must demonstrate a minimum overall 3.0 grade point average (GPA). All prerequisite coursework and a bachelor's degree are required prior to the start of the program.
  • Prerequisite course completion: The Prerequisite Verification and GPA Calculation Worksheet (word or pdf) is part of the online graduate application. 
  • Health care experience: Documentation of a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer/paid health care experience or eight hours of medical dosimetry job shadowing experience documented on a resume.
  • Resume: Resume detailing health care/job shadow experiences, work experiences, leadership and accomplishments.
  • References: Three recommendations from health professionals must be submitted on university recommended forms located within the graduate application. Separate letters from references are NOT required. Only three references will be accepted.
  • Personal Statement:  Personal statement of career goals and background experiences, including an explanation of how this program will help achieve educational and professional objectives.
  • Internationally Trained Applicants:
    • Students whose undergraduate education is from outside the U.S. must submit a transcript that has been translated by a professional translator or credential evaluation service, such as WES or ECE.
    • Students must demonstrate proficiency in English.  Any one of the following test scores are required:
      • TOEFL: 80 (we do not accept "My Best" score)
      • IELTS: 6.5
      • PTE: 53
  • International Students: 
    • Applicants requiring an F1 Visa, J1 Visa or M1 Visa are not eligible for the Medical Dosimetry program, due to federal U.S. immigration regulations of online education.

Need more information?

Questions about our graduate program? Looking for more information before beginning your application? 

Contact our program advisor for more information.

  1. Submit all application materials by February 1st (all materials must be received by this date, including transcripts and letters of recommendation).  If you are interested in Part Time and have your own clinical site available please contact the Program Director. 

    The program continues to accept applications that meet the admissions requirements until the start of the program in August. Submitting a completed application will secure you a spot on the waitlist but does not guarantee a review of your application. Late applications will be reviewed in the order that they are completed if seats do open before the program begins. The minimum bar the late applicant needs to meet is achieving an overall application score that is equivalent to or higher than the score that the lowest ranked accepted student from the first round of applications received. If the applicant does not meet this score, the next application will be reviewed until the cohort is filled. 

    Once the program begins in August, waitlisted candidates will have the opportunity to either have their application changed for the next admissions cycle or withdraw their application.

                                                                                 **No longer accepting applications for Fall 2024**

  1. Students will be notified of acceptance into the program by March 15th (new cohorts start in August).

Admissions Considerations

  • Overall GPA
  • Academic GPA from prerequisite courses
  • Personal statement
  • Interview
  • Health care experience
  • Recommendations
  • Additional leadership, employment, professional, scholarly, extracurricular and volunteer activities are valued and taken into consideration

Non-Radiation Therapy Background Applicants- Conditional Admissions Consideration

Students must complete or submit a plan for completion of all prerequisite and undergraduate degree requirements by the application deadline. Applicants submitting a plan for completion of prerequisites who are selected will receive conditional letters of admission, which convert to full admission upon successful completion of the entire plan for completion prior to the start of the program. A plan for completion is submitted as an additional page to the application. There is not a form for this document.

More detailed information can be found here.

Page last modified February 19, 2024