Radiologic technologist training at Mayo Clinic


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The Radiography Program at Mayo Clinic offers the best of both worlds. You’ll train at one of the best health care facilities in the world and study a diverse population of patients and cases, yet be on a first-name basis with your instructors.

Our accredited Radiography Program takes a unique approach to education. We focus solely on the knowledge and skills needed as a radiologic technologist.

You can expect:

  • Hands-on curriculum focused around labs and clinical training.
  • Instructors that are not only teachers, but also experienced radiologic technologists. They’ll work with you side-by-side, and share their expertise from a variety of specialized areas within radiology, including mammography, CT, MRI, surgery and trauma.
  • Experience working in a variety of clinical settings, a Level 1 trauma center, and with an array of equipment and patients.

You’ll complete the program feeling confident and prepared for your first day as an entry-level radiologic technologist.

Please note: The Radiography Program has made some changes that will be effective June 2019. These changes will impact all applicants who apply for future acceptance into the Radiography Program. Please review this website closely to determine how these changes will impact your future planning. These program changes are still pending JRCERT board approval.

Tuition and financial aid

Tuition and fees

Tuition — 62 credits at $511/credit (fall 2018 and spring 2019) $31,682
Tuition — 53 credits at $393/credit (fall 2019 and later) $20,829
Uniforms $200
Background check $69
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists radiography examination $200
Technology fee for laptop $900
Book fee $900
Total estimated cost of attendance (2018-2019)* $33,951
Total estimated cost of attendance (2019 and later)* $23,098

*Program tuition rates, fees and related expenses are subject to change. These estimated expenses represent a good faith effort to disclose true costs of attendance.

Students pay tuition directly to Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in five installments, one per semester. Tuition rates are subject to change on an annual basis for the Radiography Program at the discretion of program and Mayo School of Health Sciences leadership.

Once a year, students are required to travel at their own expense to an educational campus in Minnesota to participate in the Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists' Student Knowledge Bowl. Carpooling is encouraged.

Living expenses

Students are also responsible for their living accommodations and transportation. However, these expenses are considered for purposes of processing financial aid, where applicable.

Tuition for certificate or USF enrollment

Certificate-option and University of Sioux Falls (USF) students pay tuition and apply for financial aid through Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Tuition for MSU, MMC, SCSU, SMU, or UMary enrollment

Students at Minot State University (MSU), Mount Marty College (MMC), St. Cloud State University (SCSU), Saint Mary's University (SMU) or University of Mary (UMary) pay tuition directly to Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, while financial aid is handled by the degree-granting academic institution.

Tuition for UMR enrollment

Students enrolled at University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) in the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) must contact UMR for their total estimated cost of attendance. Students also pay tuition and apply for financial aid through UMR.

Withdrawal and tuition refund

UMR students who find it necessary to withdraw from the program may be eligible for a tuition refund. Contact UMR for information about its tuition refund policy.

MSU, MMC, SCSU, SMU, UMary, and USF students who find it necessary to withdraw from the program may be eligible to receive a refund of tuition depending upon the date of withdrawal.

See the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science withdrawal and tuition refund policy.

Financial aid

Financial aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Registrar can provide more details about financial aid offered for the Radiography Program's certificate and bachelor's degree options.

Students pursuing the BSHP degree can contact UMR directly regarding financial aid.

Student stories

Student stories

How to apply

How to apply

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A day in the life

Radiologic technologist

A day in the life

Explore what a radiologic technologist does

Radiologic technologists work in a fast-paced environment where their love for anatomy, patient care and capturing details collides. A radiologic technologist assists the care team by taking diagnostic images using X-ray equipment.

Accreditation information

The Radiography Program (Minnesota) is an accredited program.


This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

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Mayo Clinic and its affiliated institutions are members of the North Central Association of Colleges and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Mission statement, program goals and objectives

Mission statement 

The mission of the Mayo Clinic Radiography Program is to provide a premier curriculum to develop patient-centered technologists who deliver the highest quality imaging and procedural services.

Program goals and objectives

Goal 1: Students and graduates will demonstrate professional development and growth. Student learning outcomes:

  • Students and graduates will demonstrate professional behavior in the clinical setting.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of professional attributes.

Goal 2: Students and graduates will demonstrate competency in entry-level radiography skills. Student learning outcomes:

  • Students and graduates will demonstrate clinical competence in producing images of diagnostic quality.
  • Students will demonstrate safe radiation practices for patients, self and staff.

Goal 3: Students and graduates will demonstrate critical thinking in the classroom, lab and clinical setting. Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will assess the quality of images.
  • Students and graduates will demonstrate the ability to adapt positioning for non-routine and trauma exams.

Goal 4: Students and graduates will develop effective communication skills. Student learning outcomes:

  • Students and graduates will demonstrate effective verbal communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Gainful employment disclosure report

The Department of Education requires disclosure of student debt and employment information to assist students in making informed decisions prior to enrolling in this education program.

Grievance policy

Date of website revision

This website was last updated on October 12, 2018. 

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