Health Professions Programs

Radiation Therapy Bachelor of Science Degree

Students in the IU School of Medicine Radiation Therapy Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program learn to demonstrate the appropriate knowledge of radiation therapy procedures; apply principles of radiation protection for patient, self, and others; perform radiation therapy simulation procedure; perform basic radiation therapy dose calculations and access treatment plans; and deliver radiation therapy treatments as prescribed by a radiation oncologist. Students also learn to evaluate patient for effects, reactions and therapeutic responses; demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills; apply basic research methods; and formulate methods for the pursuit of lifelong learning.

After completion of the radiation therapy program coursework, graduates are able to pass the ARRT national certification exam on the first attempt; secure employment within 12 months post-graduation, if pursuing employment; and complete the professional program within 22 months.

Faculty Spotlight

Maria C. Walker, MA

Maria C. Walker, MA

RT(R) (T), Program Director & Clinical Coordinator


The IU School of Medicine Radiation Therapy, BS Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182.