MRI Science Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Oct 20, 2021

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology is used in hospitals and clinics to map and produce images of the body. Images are then viewed by a physician for diagnosis. Check out the following information before making a decision about where to go to college or whether you would like to attend a two- or four-year program, or earn a certificate.

Schools with MRI Science Programs

This chart lists a number of schools with degree programs offering MRI education as part of a broader radiology program, or certificate programs specific to MRI science.

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered* Tuition and fees (2015-2016)**
California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA 4-year, Public Bachelor's $6,569 in-state, $17,729 out-of-state
West Virginia University Morgantown, WV 4-year, Public Certificate $7,632 in-state, $21,432 out-of-state
University of Iowa Iowa City, IO 4-year, Public Bachelor's $8,104 in-state, $27,890 out-of-state
University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM 4-year, Public Bachelor's $7,071 in-state, $21,302 out-of-state
Weber State University Ogden, UT 4-year, Public Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's $5,321 in-state, $14,235 out-of-state
Boise State University Boise, ID 4-year, Public Bachelor's $6,876 in-state, $20,926 out-of-state
Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC 2-year, Public Associate's $2,025 in-state, $6,631 out-of-state
Washburn University Topeka, KS 4-year, Public Associate's $6,350 in-state, $14,222 out-of-state

Sources: *School websites, **National Center for Education Statistics

College Selection Criteria

Here are some points to consider when looking for MRI science schools:

  • It's important that the school has industry-standard equipment, such as a high resolution scanning electron microscope (HRSEM).
  • Students should ensure that the MRI science program he or she enters is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  • Students wishing to advance in the occupation can look for a college that also provides training in mammography, computed tomography scanning or bone densitometry.
  • Associate's and bachelor's-level degree programs set you up for different types of careers and advancement opportunities. Try to consider your career goals when choosing a program type.

To recap, MRI science is often a part of a radiology degree program, which exist at the associate's, bachelor's and master's levels. You might also choose to obtain a certificate in MRI science in particular. There are schools offering MRI science programs across the country, all of which will prepare you to use medical imaging technology to assist a physician in diagnosis.

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