Applications are not being accepted for Spring 2020

Important Dates

  • June 1: Application period begins
  • February 1: Application period ends
  • February – March: Interviews
  • May: Classes begin

Equal Opportunity

In each class, we strive to admit students with the diverse experiences and talents to serve our changing communities effectively. We welcome applications regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. Our commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.


To be considered for our Master of Radiation Therapy Program, applicants must:

  • Complete a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (recommended in a health science or sciences)
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in natural sciences and mathematics courses
  • Complete and submit an online application
  • Submit an essay as indicated with application
  • Submit three letters of recommendation. (We recommend letters from undergraduate advisers, instructors or professors, employers, or volunteer supervisors.)
  • Complete an on-campus interview
  • Submit your TOEFL scores if you are an international student
  • Submit GRE Scores
  • Complete and submit evaluation forms from 24-hours of observation with a Radiation Therapist in a clinic or hospital
  • Complete the prerequisite courses
  • Complete clinical observation hours

Clinical Observation Hours

To apply to the program, you need to complete 24 hours of clinical observation at any radiation oncology department or clinic before February 1. Observation entails shadowing a radiation therapist during the treatment of patients. Once you’ve completed 24 hours, have the clinic complete the observation form and email it to our office. To learn more about clinical observation hours, please contact us.

Holistic Applicant Evaluation

As you prepare your application, your goal is to demonstrate a strong work ethic and a desire to join the radiation therapy profession. Equally important is your ability to handle the life, work, and academic challenges of a demanding curriculum.

The Admissions Committee takes a broad range of factors into consideration as we select candidates, including:

  • Cumulative grade point average
  • Science and mathematics grade point averages
  • Anatomy and physiology grades
  • GRE scores
  • Maturity
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Personal qualities, including maturity and career goals
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview

Timing Your Application

We must receive your application and all supporting materials by February 1 of the year class begins.

The online applications process for the program opens on June 1 of each year. Our Admissions Committee reviews applications after the university has received all required documentation. Please follow the directions in the online application to determine the status of your documents and application.

Each new cohort of students begins courses in May of each year.

In-Person Interviews

After reviewing applications, the Admissions Committee selects the group of candidates to be interviewed on campus. If you’re selected, we’ll contact you to arrange an interview time. Interviews will be held on the UT Southwestern campus.

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Acceptance Decisions

After the interviews, our Admissions Committee will decide which applicants to accept. Applicants will be notified by email and mail of the decision made by the committee.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the department offers specific scholarships opportunities, which are available to qualified candidates. More information regarding scholarship opportunities and the qualifications will be provided during the application and admissions process.