How do I get accepted to the Radiation Therapy Lower Division program (freshman and sophomore years)?
To become accepted to the Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiation Therapy, you must apply to Howard University for admission. Students considered for Lower Division admission must submit a Howard University Application, official transcripts, etc. (See HU website for prospective students, if not currently enrolled at Howard University.
How do I get accepted to the Radiation Therapy Upper Division program (junior and senior years)?
To become accepted to the Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiation Therapy, you must apply to Howard University. Students considered for admission must:
a. Submit a Howard University Application, official transcripts, etc. (See HU website for prospective student, if not currently enrolled at Howard University
b. Have an overall cumulative GPA of 2.8/4.0 or higher in all required prerequisite college courses for an approved accredited University/College, with no grade below “C”; Possess a math and science GPA of 2.5/4.0 or higher;
c. Successfully complete pre‐professional course work, as specified;
d. Submit the Department of Radiation Therapy Upper Division Admission Application;
e. Submit three letters of professional recommendations using the Applicant Evaluation and Recommendation forms;
f. Submit an autobiographical sketch (max. 3 pages, typed, 12 font, and double‐spaced;
g. Submit evidence of TOEFL test results with application if your native language is not English, please see website for international student score requirements:
h. Submit a statement of Reason for Professional Career Choice (max. 2 pages)
i. Submit a copy of completed First Aid and CPR certifications for health professionals (Adult and Child);
j. Have taken Math and science prerequisite courses within the past 3 years.
How long would it take me to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Radiation Therapy?
The time frame for completion of the Radiation Therapy program at Howard is 4 years, if an entering freshman. If all prerequisite courses have been completed, the Upper Division can be completed in four semesters and the two full‐time summer sessions (6 credits) between the junior and senior year.
Can I transfer credits to the Upper Division of the Radiation Therapy program at Howard University from another university or college?
The Department will review official transcripts from approved accredited university/colleges along with documentation and references. Prospective applicants may to take challenge examinations and if successful, transfer courses can be applied to the junior year only. Make sure to meet with the Program Director in the Radiation Therapy Department to determine what credits can be transferred. This process of transferring credits to HU from another accredited university/college is called Advanced Standing.
If I already have an undergraduate BS degree, do I have to take the prerequisite courses for acceptance to the program?
The Department will review official transcripts from approved accredited university/colleges along with documentation and references. You have to complete all the prerequisite courses for acceptance to the Radiation Therapy Upper Division.
If I still have prerequisite courses to complete, can I apply to the Radiation Therapy program?
Yes. However, at the time of application, you cannot have more than 15 outstanding credits, which must be completed before acceptance into the Radiation Therapy Upper Division.
Can I choose my clinical rotations sites?
No. All students must rotate through each clinical affiliate site.
Can I enroll in the Radiation Therapy Bachelor of Science program part‐time?
No. The RT program is a full‐time program during the Upper Division. Students are enrolled in didactic and clinical instruction which consists of a 40‐hour week. Clinical practicums are scheduled during the summer sessions (6 credits) between the junior and senior year, which are full‐time.
Are there scholarships available to help fund my education?
Yes. Please contact the Program Director for more information on scholarships. The University has a list of scholarships under the Financial Aid website.