Apply

To apply to the Radiologic Technology Program you must complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Application.

Cost & Aid

Tuition & Fees

For detailed and up-to-date tuition and fee rates, visit the UWM Enrollment & Financial Services website.


CHS Scholarships


State & National Scholarships/Awards


UWM Emergency Grant

UWM has been awarded a grant through Great Lakes Community Investments to issue undergraduate students emergency funds when they have unforeseen circumstances that may negatively influence their academic success. Students can be awarded up to $1,000 for non-academic expenses (e.g., car repairs, medical bills, rent, utilities, child care, food, etc.). Learn more about the grant at uwm.edu/emergencygrant.


Resources

Contact

Angela Kowalski, MS
Recruitment Coordinator
(414) 229-2758 • angelak@uwm.edu


Bill Mueller, MS
Academic Advisor
(414) 229-2758 • muellew@uwm.edu


Jayne Wisniewski, M Ed, RT(R)
Program Director
(414) 229-3920 • wisniews@uwm.edu

As a radiologic technologist, you’ll produce x-ray films (radiographs) of parts of the human body. You’ll also use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which uses giant magnets and radio waves, rather than radiation to create an image, as well as CT (computerized tomography) scans where cross-sectional views are taken of the inside of the body. All of these important technologies play an important role in helping physicians diagnose medical problems and treat patients.

The field of radiology is constantly changing as new technological advances make diagnostic imaging faster, clearer and more informative. And you’ll be ready to succeed in this fast-growing field, playing your part in delivering the best patient care.

This is a rigorous 4-year undergraduate program that requires completing 4 or more semesters of preclinical course work to prepare for the 2-year professional and clinical training. You have your choice of five clinical affiliate options in the Greater Milwaukee area or Madison, Wisconsin.

The five options are:

  1. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), sponsored Radiologic Technology Program. Academic classes provided on campus and clinical experience provided off campus through affiliations with Columbia St. Mary’s Hospitals and Clinics, The Orthopaedic Hospital of WI, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
  2. Froedert School of Radiologic Technology in Milwaukee, WI. Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.
  3. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) Radiologic Technology School in Madison, WI. Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.
  4. All Saints School of Radiologic Technology in Racine, WI. Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.
  5. St. Joseph’s School of Radiologic Technology in Milwaukee, WI. Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to write the national registration exam offered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Accreditation

Accreditation

The College of Health Sciences Radiologic Technology clinical training programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
jrcert.org

Admission to UWM

Admission to UWM

New College Students

On your application for admission to UW-Milwaukee, select “Radiologic Technology” as your intended area of study. You will be classified as “Radiologic Technology-Intended” upon admission to the University.

After you have completed the prerequisite courses during your first two years of study, you will be eligible to apply for admission to the major and professional core courses.


Transfer Students

Direct admission to the major is not possible upon transfer; students transfer in as “Intended” and are required to apply and interview for clinical placement. Only students admitted to clinical training are admitted to the major.

You can be guaranteed admission to UW-Milwaukee by participating in the Guaranteed Transfer Program. After fulfilling certain credit and grade point average requirements, you will transfer with the same rights and privileges as those who begin their education at UWM.

To see how your credits will transfer to UWM, check out the UW System Credit Transfer Wizard at wisconsin.edu/transfer/wizards.

To see additional information about transferring to UWM, including the application process, go to uwm.edu/undergrad-admission/student-type/transfer.

Application Process

Go to uwm.edu/undergrad-admission/student-type/transfer for the most up-to-date information about the application process, including deadlines, sending transcripts and test scores, and more.

If you meet UWM standard admission requirements, you will be admitted directly into the College of Health Sciences as “Biomedical Sciences Intended” major with a Radiologic Technology submajor.


Application Requirements
  • A minimum UWM GPA of 3.00. In order to meet this requirement, students must be enrolled at UWM during the Fall semester in which the student is applying
  • It is highly recommended students complete the CNA course (Certified Nursing Assistant) and 100 hours of patient care contact by the professional training application deadline of November 1 is recommended. This is only a recommendation, not a requirement.
  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for the following specified courses: PHYSICS 110, CHEM 101, BIOSCI 202, BIOSCI 203, BMS 301, BMS 302, BMS 303, BMS 304, and BMS 305.
  • Complete a CPR course. Applicants must complete a CPR course and provide proof of certification by the application deadline of November 1. The Basic Life Support course for Health Care Providers offered through the American Heart Association is required. Online CPR certification courses will not be accepted.
  • Satisfy requirements in Freshmen and Sophomore semesters, including UWM’s general education requirements, by June 1st prior to the start of professional training.
  • Complete a job shadowing experience.

Transfer from UW Colleges

UWM General Education Requirements

UW Colleges EquivalentUWM EquivalentCredits
Arts3
English: Must earn 'C' or better in ENG 102English 1023
Foreign Language*X
Humanities6
Math: Must earn 'C' or better in MAT 110Math 1053
Natural Sciences**X
OWCB (Oral & Written Communication)3
Social Sciences3

*Can be satisfied with two years of a single foreign language in high school.
**Satisfied through coursework below


Foundation Courses

UW Colleges EquivalentUWM Equivalent
BIO 285: Anatomy & Physiology IBIO SCI 202
BIO 286: Anatomy & Physiology IIBIO SCI 203
BUS 230: Intro to Management Info SystemsBUS ADM 230
CHE 125: Introductory ChemistryCHEM 101
CHE 203: Survey of BiochemistryCHEM 103
MAT 117: Elementary StatisticsMTHSTAT 215
PHY 110: Physics for Health SciencePHYSICS 110

The following classes at UW Colleges will work as substitutes for major requirements at UWM.

  • BIO 280 & 281 will substitute for BIO SCI 202 & 203, but BOTH classes must be completed for transfer to be eligible
  • BUS 230 will substitute for HS 224
  • CHE 145 & 155 will substitute for CHEM 101 & 103
  • MAT 117 will substitute for KIN 270

Students must have earned a 3.00 GPA at UWM by end of the Fall semester during which they apply. As a result, students are encouraged to transfer to UWM after a maximum of two semesters at a UWC campus and are encourage to start at UWM during the Fall semester. It is possible to be concurrently enrolled at a UWC and at UWM. Concurrent enrollment would allow you to take the required courses for your major at UWM while finishing up other course work at a UWC. Please contact an advisor at the UWC Student Services Office to discuss your options.


Other Requirements for Entry into the Major

In addition to the application for admission to the University, students are required to complete the Clinical Professional Training application process. The Application begins a year prior to the desired clinical placement and it is ONLY offered during the months of September. Students are not eligible to begin the application process unless they have all application prerequisites completed or in progress at the time of application submission.


Recommended Course Plan

If you are interested in obtaining a degree in Biomedical Sciences/Radiologic Technology submajor from UW-Milwaukee, the following recommendations have been established to help you plan your UWC course work. Students are encouraged to consult a UWC advisor to plan curriculum that transfers to UWM fulfilling prerequisites, General Education Requirement credit, and other program requirements.

Semester I

UW Colleges EquivalentUWM Equivalent
Total Credits: 16-17
ENG 102: English Composition II ENGLISH 102
MAT 110: College AlgebraMATH 105
CHEM 125: Introductory Chemistry*CHEM 101
BIO 285: Anatomy & Physiology* OR
BIO 280: Human Anatomy*
BIO SCI 202
Social SciencesGER-Social Sciences
Semester II

UW Colleges EquivalentUWM Equivalent
Total Credits: 17-18
MAT 117: Elementary Statistics MTHSTAT 215
CHE 204: Applied Survey of Biochemistry* OR
CHE 203: Survey of Biochemistry*
CHEM 103
CHE 211: Biochemistry Laboratory*CHEM 103
BIO 286: Anatomy & Physiology* OR
BIO 281: Human Physiology*
BIO SCI 203
HumanitiesGER-Humanities
ArtGER-Arts

*Minimum grades of “C” are required in this course for the BMS-Radiologic Technology major.

The combination of BIO 280 (formerly PHS 235) and BIO 281 (formerly ZOO 234) at any UW College is equivalent to the combination of Bio Sci 202 (4 credits, GE:NS+) and Bio Sci 203 (4 credits, GE:NS+) at UW-Milwaukee. If a student has credit for ONLY BIO 280 OR 281, those courses are NOT individually equivalent to Bio Sci 202 and/or 203.

Transfer from Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)

Course Requirements for Entry into the Major

MATC EquivalentUWM Equivalent
ENG 202: English Composition 2English 102
MATH 200: Intermediate AlgebraMath 105
NATSCI 207: General ChemistryChem 101*
NATSCI 208: Survey of BiochemistryChem 103*
NATSCI 221: College Physics 1***Physics 120/121*
NATSCI 201: Anatomy and Physiology IBio Sci 202*
NATSCI 202: Anatomy and Physiology IIBio Sci 203*
MATH 260: Basic StatisticsMTHSTAT 215**

*Minimum grades of “C” are required in this course for the BMS-Radiologic Technology major.

**Will serve as a substitute for KIN 270 in the UWM Kinesiology curriculum.

***Will serve as a substitute for Physics 110 in the RadTech curriculum.

Students must have earned a 2.50 GPA at UWM by end of the Fall semester during which they apply. As a result, students are encouraged to transfer to UWM after a maximum of two semesters at an MATC campus and are encouraged to start at UWM during the Fall semester.


Other Requirements for Entry into the Major

In addition to the application for admission to the University, students are required to complete the Clinical Professional Training application process. The Application begins a year prior to the desired clinical placement and it is ONLY offered during the months of September. Students are not eligible to begin the application process unless they have all application prerequisites completed or in progress at the time of application submission.


Recommended Course Plan

Students can complete the vast majority of general education requirements and foundations coursework for this major at MATC before transferring to UWM. It is possible to be concurrently enrolled at MATC and at UWM. Concurrent enrollment allows a student to take the required courses for the Kinesiology major at UWM while finishing up other coursework at MATC. Please contact an advisor at the MATC Student Services Office to discuss your options.

If you are interested in obtaining a degree in Biomedical Sciences/Radiologic Technology from UW-Milwaukee, the following recommendations have been established to help you plan your MATC course work. Students are encouraged to consult an MATC advisor to plan curriculum that transfers to UWM fulfilling prerequisites, General Education Requirement credit, and other program requirements.

Semester I

MATC EquivalentUWM Equivalent
Total Credits: 16-17
ENG 202: English 2English 102*
MATH 200: Intermediate AlgebraMath 105*
NATSCI 207: General ChemistryChem 101*
NATSCI 201: Anatomy & Physiology IBio Sci 202*
Social SciencesGER-Social Sciences
Semester II

MATC EquivalentUWM Equivalent
Total Credits: 17-18
MATH 260: Basic StatisticsMTHSTAT 215
NATSCI 208: Survey of BiochemistryChem 103*
NATSCI 202: Anatomy & Physiology IIBio Sci 203*
HumanitiesGER-Humanities
ArtGER-Arts

*Minimum grades of “C” are required in this course for the BMS-Radiologic Technology major

Registry Exam

Individuals planning to enter the field of Radiologic Technology are eligible to apply for the national registry examinations offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to earn his or her professional credentials in the appropriate specialty areas. Please visit arrt.org for more information.

Contact

Angela Kowalski, MS
Recruitment Coordinator
UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences
(414) 229-2758
angelak@uwm.edu


Bill Mueller, MS
Academic Advisor
UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences
(414) 229-2758
muellew@uwm.edu


For admissions related questions contact the UWM Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (414) 229-2222.


For transfer credit evaluation questions contact the UWM Registrar’s Office at (414) 229-3800 or uwm.edu/registrar/contact-us.

Admission to Major

Admission to Major

Application Requirements for students with a UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences background

Please see the section pertaining to “Professional Training” below.


Admission Requirements for students without a UW-Milwaukee CHS background (transfer students)

The College of Health Sciences welcomes students from other academic areas on the UW-Milwaukee campus, and students transferring to UWM from other institutions. Many courses can be transferred to meet specific program and General Education Requirements (GER) needed for graduation.

If you plan to transfer into any of the College of Health Sciences majors, you should make an appointment to meet with an advisor to plan your curriculum:

Office of Student Affairs
College of Health Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6425
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 229-2758

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 • muellew@uwm.edu

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

Curriculum

Curriculum

Get Involved

Get Involved

Volunteer Service

The Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research provides the UW-Milwaukee campus with different opportunities to volunteer throughout the city and beyond. Each week of the year there are opportunities to make a real difference in Milwaukee and beyond by working to improve the environment, mentoring local kids, stocking shelves at a food pantry, serving breakfast to Milwaukee’s homeless community, engaging in an alternative spring break, and helping older adults.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at uwm.edu/community/students

Professional Training

Admission Criteria

Radiologic Technology Program students complete the freshman and sophomore years on campus. Students accepted into the professional training component complete the junior and senior years at one of the clinical affiliate professional training sites. The professional training is time-intensive, requiring students to commit to a 40+ hour week.

Entry into professional training is competitive and dependent upon:

  1. Completion of UWM’s General Education Requirements (GER)
  2. Completion of all required courses and electives in the freshman and sophomore semesters by May prior to the following fall start of the professional training
  3. Minimum UWM cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  4. Earning a grade of C or better in in PHYSICS 110, CHEM 101, BIOSCI 202, BIOSCI 203, BMS 301, BMS 302, BMS 303, BMS 304, and BMS 305

Additional requirements vary by clinical training site and program. You should meet with your academic advisor for more detailed information on progressing into the professional training.

Office of Student Affairs
College of Health Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6425
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 229-2758

Application Process

  1. Students must complete the mandatory application information learning modules on D2L. These are available in September one year preceding the start of their entry into the professional training program. At the beginning of the Fall semester, an email will be sent to all RT intended students to inform them that the program is accepting applications for formal admission to the major. A questionnaire has to be completed which declares the student’s intent to apply to the major.
  2. After completing the mandatory application information learning modules, application materials will be available on D2L. Students need to read the materials and pass a test with 100% to gain access to the application for placement.
  3. The deadline to submit an application for admission to the major is 4:00 pm on November 1. Students must submit applications in person, and applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
  4. Following the submission of Fall semester grades, an audit will be performed by the College of Health Sciences Academic Advising office. To be eligible for clinical placement, all prerequisite course work must be completed by the end of the Spring semester. The Radiologic Technology program academic advisor will provide the following notifications:
    • Applicants who do not demonstrate that they have completed all prerequisite courses or who are not registered for prerequisite courses in progress are required to register for the missing courses.
    • Applicants who do not meet the 2.5 GPA requirements are not eligible for clinical placement.
    • Applicants who do not demonstrate that they will complete all prerequisite courses by the end of the Spring semester are not eligible for clinical placement.
  5. Applications will be forwarded to the programs by January 31st.

Review of Applicants

The College of Health Sciences Office of Student Affairs and the Radiologic Technology Education Coordinator will review all application materials and transcripts for each applicant to verify that the admission criteria have been satisfied.

The completed application materials, letters of recommendation, and a copy of each applicant’s college transcripts will be forwarded to the program directors at the affiliate clinical programs.


Interviews for Professional/Clinical Training

The program directors will review the application materials and contact applicants to set up an interview.


Clinical Placements

The affiliate sites will make the final decisions on placements and will notify applicants by mail. Eligibility is conditional, that is, the students must complete the required course work and maintain a minimum UWM cumulative GPA of 2.50.

UWM student applicants will complete 4 or more semesters of pre-clinical course work to prepare for the 2-year professional and clinical training.

UWM student applicants have five clinical affiliate options:

  1. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), sponsored Radiologic Technology Program. Academic classes provided on campus and clinical experience provided off campus through affiliations with Columbia St. Mary’s Hospitals and Clinics, The Orthopaedic Hospital of WI, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
  2. Froedert School of Radiologic Technology in Milwaukee, WI. Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.
  3. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) Radiologic Technology School in Madison, WI. Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.
  4. All Saints School of Radiologic Technology in Racine, WI. Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.
  5. St. Joseph’s School of Radiologic Technology in Milwaukee, WI. Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.

Upon successful completion of the Radiologic Technology Program, students are eligible to write the national registration exam offered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.


Important Information

  • You need to schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor to review transcripts and complete a degree audit to make sure that all academic records are in order. An appointment can be made at:
    Office of Student Affairs
    College of Health Sciences
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6425
    Milwaukee, WI 53201
    (414) 229-2758
  • A background check, physical examination, proof of vaccinations, and a drug screening are required of all students prior to starting the professional clinical training.
  • The clinical affiliate sites require that all students have health insurance while in the clinical rotation.
  • Limited employment during the Summer Session is recommended.
  • Books and miscellaneous fees for the clinical training will cost approximately $1,000.
  • Rotation schedules, vacations and other time off are matters which are decided individually by each clinical site. The UWM academic calendar does not apply.
  • You are expected to register for classes at UWM in the usual fashion at the beginning of the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters.

Essential Functions

These are the essential non-academic requirements that all students must master to successfully participate in the Radiologic Technology Program and become employable.

Physical Characteristics

  • Physical stamina and the ability to endure long, continuous periods of duty without incapacitating fatigue and disability.
  • Visual acuity to examine images/exposed films for detail and to observe physical changes in the patient’s condition.
  • Conversational English and medical language skill sufficient to communicate with patients, physicians, staff.
  • Adequate speech and hearing ability to give instructions to and receive communication from patients and discern audible sounds.
  • Demonstrate sufficient manual dexterity to perform such required tasks as: performing procedures safely and accurately; operating delicate instruments; manipulating tools.
  • Manual dexterity to adjust machine controls, attach and adjust supportive devices and assist patient into position for the procedure/exam.
  • Satisfactory health as verified by a physician.

Mental & Emotional Characteristics

  • Be able to work under stress and maintain self-control.
  • Have both patience and tact in dealing with others.
  • Be emotionally stable.
  • Be able to organize and plan work in a logical sequence.
  • Be able to use sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Be able to adapt to new situations.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills.

Personal Characteristics

  • Neat in appearance
  • Positive attitude
  • Enjoy working with others
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Willing to accept responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Empathy for patients
  • Service oriented
  • Good moral character

Corrective devices and reasonable accommodations may be used to satisfy these Essential Functions.

Graduation

Graduation

Students in the Radiologic Technology sub-major are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree upon completion of all of the following requirements:

  1. Completion of UWM’s General Education Requirements (GER)
  2. A cumulative UWM minimum grade point average of 2.50
  3. Completion of all required courses and electives
  4. A grade of C or better in all professional level courses

You should contact your advisor at the beginning of your senior year to ensure that all requirements are being met.


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

Professional Certification

Professional Certification

Professional Certification information can be found at the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, St. Paul, MN. They may be contacted at (651) 687-0048 or arrt.org.

Employment Outlook

Employment Outlook

Earnings

The median annual wage for radiologic technologists was $58,440 in May 2017. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $39,840, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $84,110.


Expected Growth

Employment of radiologic technologists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

As the baby-boom population grows older, there may be an increase in medical conditions, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, which require imaging as a tool for making diagnoses.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Radiologic and MRI Technologists.

Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations