Admission and Application

The Health Professions Student Catalog includes current information about admission to the Program in Radiation Therapy.

To learn more, visit the following sections in the Radiation Therapy section of the Student Catalog:

  • Requirements for Admission
  • Selection Criteria
  • Nonacademic Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science Requirements
  • Student Right to be Informed about Information Collected

Applicant Alert: The prerequisite courses detailed in the current catalog are for academic years 2012-2014. Applicants for Fall Semester 2016 should follow the admissions criteria listed below in “How to Win at the Application Process.”

Application Process

The Admissions Committee considers as much information as possible when evaluating an applicant's qualifications for the study and practice of radiation therapy.

All application materials must be received by the date listed in the How to Apply section of this web site.

  1. Review "How to Win at the Application Process," an online resource with detailed information and video clips designed to assist prospective Radiation Therapy students in preparing a competitive applicant packet.
  2. Review all video clips on the site
  3. Download and follow the Application Instructions

  4. Do not return the worksheet to the School of Health Professions. It is designed to assist you in ensuring that your application is complete.
  5. Submit all required forms and documentation, including the School of Health Professions online application form, forms required for the clinical site visit, transcripts, etc. A complete list is available on the Applicant Worksheet.
    For information about admission to the School of Health Professions, visit the Admissions section of the SHP Student Catalog.
  6. Schedule a site visit. This 16-hour observational visit must take place before applicants participate in their application interview. If you prefer to schedule a site visit at MD Anderson, it must take place between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Site visits may take place at other locations but must be pre-approved. Required forms and more information are available on the "How to Win at the Application Process" site.
  7. Complete an interview, by invitation of the Admissions Committee. An interview is a required part of the admissions process. A final decision on acceptance is made after this interview. The purpose of the interview is two-fold: It enables you to ask questions in order to evaluate the program for your needs and it gives the program personnel a chance to weigh such factors as your motivation and interpersonal skills.

The number of students accepted into this two-year program each year is limited, with selection made on a competitive basis. All students must be at least 18 years of age prior to the start of any clinical rotation.

For More Information

Please contact:

The Program in Radiation Therapy
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
School of Health Professions - Unit 2
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, Texas 77030-4009