Skip Menu

Comp. Tomography & Magnetic Res.


Learn hands-on skills for a successful medical imaging career.


Bachelor of Science






11 months

Curriculum Map

What You'll Learn in Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance 

Our Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (CTMR) program will give you the practical knowledge and hands-on skills to set you on the path to a rewarding career in medical imaging. You learn by doing in our state-of-the-art lab facilities and through clinical practicum placements in healthcare facilities throughout the region.  

What You Can Do with a CTMR Degree

You'll be prepared to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam, which qualifies you to work in medical imaging at hospitals, physician's offices, outpatient imaging centers, education, research, sales, and applications. 


Mission & Goals

The CTMR program is committed to preparing graduates for success and providing a foundation for lifelong learning.

View Mission & Goals

The computed tomography/magnetic resonance (CTMR) program has a selective admission policy in addition to the University's admission procedure. Admission to Morehead State University does not guarantee admission to the CTMR program. The number of clinical placement positions limits enrollment. Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the enrollment capacity, the successful applicants with the highest grade point average in the required general education courses, support courses, and radiography courses will be selected.

  1. The first step is admission to Morehead State University, see MSU admission requirements.
  2. Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of "C." (Some courses can be transferred from other institutions.)
    • BIOL 234* - Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I (NSC I exchange course), three hours.
    • BIOL 235* - Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology II, three hours.
    • COMS 108 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication, three hours.
    • ENG 100 - Writing I, three hours.
    • ENG 200 - Writing II, three hours.
    • MATH 152 - College Algebra, three hours.
    • IMS/NURS 202 - Medical Terminology, two hours.
    • Natural Science
    • Social and Behavioral Science
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Level III-The Human Community
    • HUM-Global Cultures
    • SBS-Ethics and Social Justice
    • NSC- Science and Technology in Society
    • FYS 101 - First Year Seminar, three hours.

Total General Education & Support Courses - 41 Credit Hours
*If BIOL 244 & 244A and 245 & 245A are taken, it will increase total degree hours by 2.

Note: If a student did not take an FYS 101 course, they must take an additional 3 hours in SBS.

  1. More than two failures of pre-radiologic science courses within two complete academic years will result in ineligibility for admission. This includes failure of more than two courses or failures of the same course more than twice. Students with course failure(s) prior to two complete academic years will be considered for admission if the student has demonstrated satisfactory academic progress ("C" or above in required courses) since the course failure(s).
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher for all required college work.
  3. Graduates of the radiologic science program at MSU or other radiography programs accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT). Considerations for non-JRCERT program graduates will be considered on an individual or program basis. Graduates of an approved program may receive an equivalent block credit to satisfy the radiography component.
  4. Registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography. Applicants who are not registered must obtain certification prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
  5. Meet health and physical capability requirements established by the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Imaging Sciences.
  6. Possess current certification in basic life support for health care providers (CPR) by the American Heart Association.

Applications will be accepted beginning in January and must be received by the 1st Monday in April.

Submit a complete application packet with the following required materials:

  1.  Official transcripts documenting all courses required for admission. Students currently enrolled are required to submit spring mid-term grades for consideration. Students attending institutions that do not provide mid-term grades must submit a letter from the radiography program coordinator or individual faculty in general education courses stating the student's letter grade at the current time for each course. All letters must be submitted on official institutional letterhead. Students must complete required courses with a "C" or better and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  2. Copy of course description(s) if course equivalencies are not listed on the transfer credit webpage.
  3.  Copy of the current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists registration card for radiography. Applicants who are not registered must obtain certification prior to the beginning of the summer II term.

Mail all application materials to: 

Morehead State University 
Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Imaging Sciences 
ATTN: Imaging Sciences
Center for Health, Education, and Research   
316 W. 2nd. St., Suite 210D 
Morehead, Kentucky 40351


NOTE: CT/MR students must have an annual flu vaccination and full COVID-19 vaccinations with boosters as required.

All examinations, quizzes, campus laboratory evaluations, and clinical evaluation grades are carried out to two decimal points in program courses. The percentage point grading scale for all specific computed tomography/magnetic resonance courses is as follows:

  • A = 92% - 100.0%
  • B = 84% - 91.0%
  • C = 76% - 83.0%
  • D = 68% - 75.0%
  • E = Below- 67.0%

The Magnetic Resonance program at Morehead State is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Sciences (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Dr., Ste. 2850, Chicago, IL., 60606-3182. 312-704-5300, or The program received a maximum eight-year reaccreditation in 2016.

academic building icon - Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Sciences (JRCERT) logo

What Makes Morehead State's Program Different

Our CTMR program has had 100% job placement rates for the past five years. It has garnered a reputation for producing competent, qualified professionals with an in-depth knowledge of imaging sciences. 

Background Checks & Drug Testing

View information about required checks for CMTR students.

Clinical Education & Placement

View information about clinical obligations and placements.

Effectiveness Data

View effectiveness data for the CTMR program.

Fees & Insurance

View cost and insurance info for the CTMR program.

Grievance Procedures

View the policy and procedures for submitting a student complaint.

Physical Requirements & Safety

View information about physical requirements and safety procedures for CTMR.

Contact Information

Department of Kinesiology, Health & Imaging Sciences

210 D Center for Health, Education and Research
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2180