Our graduates help physicians target the care patients need.
Ohio State's Radiologic Sciences and Therapy Program was designed to train those professionals needed in the healthcare industry. Our bachelor's degree program is unlike other training as it combines freshman and sophomore general courses with the specializations and clinical practice that makes our graduates more marketable.
Radiologic Sciences and Therapy at a glance:
- Ohio State’s radiation therapy program is ranked 4th nationally
- For the past eight years, our diagnostic medical sonography/vascular technology program graduates had a 100% job placement
- Class sizes are small with typically 10-20 students
- Since 2008, all of our program graduates had a 100% pass rate on the national board exams
Three degree tracks to fit your interests
The Radiologic Sciences and Therapy program at Ohio State offer three distinct degree tracks: radiation therapy, which is used to treat disease with concentrated beams of radiation; radiography, that provides diagnostic tests through X-Rays, CT scans and MRIs; and diagnostic medical sonography, which is more commonly known as 'ultrasound technology.
Clinical Fieldwork gives you practical experience
We have more than 30 different clinical sites scattered across central Ohio for clinical internships, including urban and rural hospitals, ambulatory imaging centers and private clinics. This clinical practice, in addition to classroom work, provides real life experiences and makes our grads more competitive.
All the advantages of a large school, but with a personal touch
As a radiologic sciences student at Ohio State you’ll have all the benefits of being at a renowned medical and research center combined with the personal attention that comes from our small class sizes. Your professors will know you by name and you’ll receive a lot of individual attention.
A job sector that's rapidly growing
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, jobs in the radiologic sector are growing faster than the average. Radiation therapy jobs are expected to increase by 14%, radiography by 9 %and sonography by a whopping 24%. Salary estimates for these positions run upwards of $63,000 annually.
Featured research spotlight
Volz, Evans, et. al., have recently published an article titled “Detection of intraneural medial nerve microvascularity using contrast-enhanced sonography: A pilot study.” The article is published in Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (Impact Factor 1.5) See JUM 2016; 35: e25-e32.
Featured alumni spotlight
We are excited to highlight Kevin R. Volz, PhD, RVT who graduated with his doctoral degree from OSU this spring. Dr. Volz graduated from our RST program with a BS degree and then continued with his MS in Allied Medicine. Dr. Volz has been an instructor in our program and we’re excited about his scientific research.