Eligibility and prerequisites
To be accepted into the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program, you must meet one of these two sets of criteria:
- Be a senior from one of our affiliated academic institutions, which have agreed to accept our program as valid fourth-year completion of their bachelor's degree:
- Have completed a bachelor's degree in science or a science-related major from an accredited college or university. You must receive your bachelor's degree prior to the start of this program.
- Have completed these required courses with a grade of C or better within the past eight years:
- College algebra
- Written communications
- General biology
- General physics
- General chemistry (two semesters, each with laboratory)
- Human anatomy and physiology (two semesters, each with laboratory)
- Auditing a course will not meet the above requirements
Recommended elective courses include:
- Additional upper-level chemistry coursework such as organic chemistry or biochemistry
- Nuclear chemistry
- Radiation biology, epidemiology or immunology
- Quantitative analysis or biostatistics
- Medical terminology
Applicants are not selected based on grades alone, but your college or university cumulative GPA should be at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. You are required to attend full time; no part-time option is available.
View the program technical standards for the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.
Non-U.S. citizen applicants
See the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences non-U.S. citizen applicant's policy.
See further Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admissions policy information.