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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to take an exam after I graduate?

Yes, to become credentialed as a radiographer graduates must take and pass a national registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). To maintain this credential registrants must submit 24 hours of continuing education to the ARRT every 24 months. For additional information please see

Must I be licensed in the state of Ohio for employment?

Yes, in the state of Ohio and nearly every other state in the United States, individuals working with ionizing radiation in a healthcare setting must be licensed. In Ohio, as in most states, once graduates pass the ARRT Radiography Exam they submit that credential to the Ohio Department of Health, along with a fee, and their licenses will be issued.

Is there a waiting list for clinical placement for the radiography program?

Yes, though being an academically successful student is important for success in the radiography program, other traits that are difficult to measure are also important. Therefore, we welcome all students who meet the minimum selective admissions requirements and place all of those students on a waiting list. Students may have to wait anywhere from one to four semesters for a clinical assignment to begin the program.

What do I do while I'm waiting for a clinical assignment?

  1. Complete all of the general education coursework that is in the radiography program. Students may even take PHY 211 one semester early by calling the MIT office, (567)661-7261 and making this request.
  2. Begin taking classes for a bachelorís degree. Having a bachelorís degree in medical imaging will offer many professional opportunities. Owens has agreements with Bowling Green State University and Ohio University that allow students to take additional Owens coursework that will fulfill requirements toward a bachelorís degree. Visit Admissions to meet with representatives from BGSU and OU to discuss your options.

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