How to Apply

To apply to the Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program you must complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Application.

Pay for School

Contact Us

Angela Rintelman, MS
Recruitment Coordinator
(414) 229-2758 •

Bill Mueller, MS
Academic Advisor
(414) 229-2758 •

You’ve put on hold getting a Bachelor’s degree because of your busy life. You’d like to advance in the continually evolving field of diagnostic imaging, but don’t quite know how. At UWM, your imaging registry has already earned you 50% of your bachelor’s degree. Here’s your chance to complete a degree and do it building on prior education, experience and knowledge.

Our program is designed for non-traditional adult students who already have worked several years as a health care professional. We will work with you to quantify acquired experience and then guide you through selecting the needed courses to graduate. To accommodate the working professional, this program can be completed 100% online.

This program is also available in the self-paced, competency-based UW flexible option format. Visit for curriculum and admission information.

It’s a sensible design that allows hard-working imaging professionals like you to acquire your degree. This degree will help you stay competitive in today’s job market and improve your opportunity for career advancement. Completion of this degree program enhances your knowledge and skill in:

  • Integrating methods of leadership, management, teaching/learning, and healthcare regulations into professional practice.
  • Demonstrating integrative problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrating commitment to professional growth, ethical values, career development, scholarly activities, and contributions to the profession and post-baccalaureate education.
  • Demonstrating the breadth and depth of the university educational preparation, including the understanding of culturally diverse communities

This Bachelor of Science degree requires a minimum of 120 credits and is available to individuals who hold an active ARDMS, ARRT, CCI, or other related registry. Upon admission to UWM and confirmation of active registry, students are awarded 60 credits towards degree completion.

Why choose us?

  • UWM is the only public university in the state to offer a Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program.
  • Receive personalized support from our academic advisors who can help create a learning plan that fits your needs.
  • All registered imaging professionals are eligible to enroll in the UWM Degree Completion Program.
  • The Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program was developed by imaging professionals to enable you to take the next step in your career.
  • Seminar courses are taught by registered imaging professionals.
  • Multiple courses have been designed to strengthen your leadership skills in healthcare.



Your first step is to apply to UWM by following the directions found on the UW System electronic application at Please choose the Imaging Completion option when asked to identify your choice of major or program. Allow at least 4 weeks for the UWM Office of Admissions to process your application and evaluate any transcripts bearing prior college work.

Transfer credit will be granted where course equivalencies are confirmed. The College of Health Sciences academic advisor will determine if and how any transfer credit may be used to satisfy requirements for the Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion program.

Deadlines to apply to UWM

While the following are the deadlines for application, you are encouraged to apply early.

  • July 1 for the fall semester
  • December 1 for the spring semester

At the same time you are applying to UW-Milwaukee, a current copy of your ARDMS, ARRT, or CCI registry card must be provided. Submit a copy of your registry card to:

Bill Mueller, MS
Office of Student Affairs
College of Health Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Meet With Your Advisor

Meet With Your Advisor

To schedule an advising appointment, call (414) 229-2758 or visit Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6425.

I’m a new student.  How do I start?

You are assigned an academic advisor upon admission to UWM. New Student Orientation (NSO) helps those who are new to campus to learn and understand the enrollment process and enroll in classes for their first semester at UWM!

Who is my advisor?

Bill Mueller, MS
(414) 229-2758 •

You can also see the name of your advisor and contact them directly by accessing your student center in PAWS.

When should I meet with my advisor?

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor at least once per semester to ensure timely progress to graduation.

  • Enrolling for spring semester?
    Schedule an appointment with your advisor in October or November.
  • Enrolling for fall semester?
    Schedule an appointment with your advisor in March or April.

Students are also welcome to schedule an appointment with their advisor at any time to discuss academic challenges, career opportunities, or any other questions.

How can my advisor help me?

CHS boasts professional academic advisors who understand the challenges of balancing academics, work, family, and the social aspects of college life. Advisors partner with you to:

  • Explore your academic and career interests
  • Plan the sequence of your courses
  • Prepare for course enrollment
  • Access tutoring and other academic support
  • Identify opportunities for campus involvement
  • Connect you to campus resources
  • Plan for graduation



Upon admission to UWM and confirmation of active registry, students are awarded 60 credits toward degree completion. A minimum of 60 additional credits are selected from the list below. To determine when and how (on campus or online) a course is offered, go to the UWM Schedule of Classes.

General Education Requirements (GER)

UWM’s General Education Requirements are required if the first semester of enrollment in a degree program at an accredited institution was September 1986 or later. Where possible, courses in the Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program were selected to also meet GER. GER is NOT required of students who hold a prior baccalaureate degree.

Total Credits:
English: Must earn "C" or better in ENGLISH 102
Prerequisite: placement test
Oral & Written Communication Part B
Satisfied by prerequisite course
Math: Must earn "C" or better in Math 105 or 108
Prerequisite: placement test
Foreign Language
Satisfied with 2 years of a single language in high school or with credit before 1999
FL 0
Natural Science
Select course from the approved GER Natural Science list
Social Science
Select course from the approved GER Social Science list
Cultural Diversity
Satisfied by prerequisite course
Select course from the approved GER Arts list
Select course from the approved GER Humanities list

Prerequisite Courses

Grade of “C” or better required in all courses listed below.

Total Credits18
BMS 205: Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine
Prerequisites: None
BMS 245: Client Diversity in the Health Sciences
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or instructor consent
ENG 206: Technical Writing OR
ENG 207: Health Science Writing
Prerequisites: Satisfy GER Part A or "C" or better in ENG 102
ECON 210: Economic Statistics (or equivalent)
Prerequisites: Math 105, or Math 108, or math placement level B or higher
HCA 220: Leading Healthcare Professionals
Prerequisites: None
HS 102: Healthcare Delivery in the United States
Prerequisites: None

Advanced Health Sciences/Diagnostic Imaging Courses

Grade of “C” or better required in all courses listed below.

Total Credits23
BMS 301: Human Pathophysiology - Fundamentals
Prerequisites: BIO SCI 203 or instructor consent
BMS 302: Human Pathophysiology - Organ Systems I
Prerequisites: BMS 301 or instructor consent
BMS 303: Human Pathophysiology - Organ Systems II
Prerequisites: BMS 301 or instructor consent
BMS 304: Human Pathophysiology - Organ Systems III
Prerequisites: BMS 301 or instructor consent
BMS 305: Human Pathophysiology - Organ Systems IV
Prerequisites: BMS 301 or instructor consent
BMS 458: Seminar in Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
Prerequisites: Junior standing in BMS Program or instructor consent
BMS 463: Seminar in Education and Management in Medical Imaging
Prerequisites: Junior standing in BMS Program or instructor consent
BMS 590: Professional Growth & Career Advancement in Imaging
Prerequisites: Junior standing in BMS Program or instructor consent
HS 311: Law for Health Care Consumers and Professionals
Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor consent
KIN 400: Ethics and Values in Health & Fitness Professions
Prerequisites: None
NURS 453: Information Management & Healthcare Technology
Prerequisites: Instructor consent


Completed only if student has already completed program requirements and General Education Requirements, but has yet to achieve 120 credit minimum requirement.



To graduate from the Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program, students must:

  1. Complete UWM’s General Education Requirements (unless you hold a prior baccalaureate degree);
  2. Complete a minimum of 120 credits as required by the curriculum (30 of the 120 credits must be completed in residence at UWM);
  3. Earn a minimum UWM cumulative GPA of 2.500; and
  4. Complete all prerequisite and advanced courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Use UWM’s Graduation website to review campus-wide graduation requirements, graduation application deadlines, applying for graduation, and ordering your cap and gown.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get information about the Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program?

To help guide students from admission to graduation, contact Bill Mueller, academic advisor, in the College of Health Sciences, Office of Student Affairs. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (414) 229-2758.

How long will it take me to graduate?

Time to degree will vary based on your particular circumstances and academic history. A student with no prior college-level work must complete a minimum of 60 credits hours that could take up to four years or longer depending on the number of credits taken each semester.

Do I need a computer?

Access to a computer is critical to the activities related to this program. Because courses are available via internet, students will be expected to navigate course web pages and other university internet transactions. Computer labs are available on the UWM campus. In addition, most buildings have standing computer stations for checking email or accessing internet. To learn more or to request technology support, go to or call (414) 229-4040.

What is the average class size?

The average class size differs depending on both the type of the class and the enrollment for the particular course. Classes can be as small as 10 and as large as 400.

How do I apply for admission to the Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program?

For more information about the admission process, please go to the Admission section above.

How much does tuition cost?

Determined through the State of Wisconsin biennial budget process, UW System tuition is set in July before the start of each fall semester. To view most recent UWM tuition information go to Please be aware that distance learning fees may be assessed in addition to tuition for those students enrolled in on-line courses.

How do I pay tuition and fees?

Registered students will not receive a billing statement in the mail. Billing information will appear online in your PAWS Student Center where you can link to instructions for making payments. For your convenience, several payment methods are available: web, mail, depository, and in person.

Am I eligible for Financial Aid?

To receive federal, state, or institutional funds administered by the UWM Office of Financial Aid, you must meet certain criteria. Please refer to the UWM Financial Aid website.