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How to Apply to KU's certificate program in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Note: Spots in the class entering fall semester 2021 have been filled. Students are encouraged to look into applying for the next class entering fall 2022. The application link will be provided here in September 2021.

Confirm that you are eligible to apply

PLEASE NOTE: The requirements for admission to this program are very specific and exceptions or substitutions to prerequisites and qualifications are not allowed. This is one of the most frequent questions from prospective students each year and often leads to applications which are immediately disqualified upon arrival.

Please double-check all the requirements before beginning the application. The frequently asked questions may also be helpful.

Before you start the online application

It will be helpful if you have the following information ready before starting the online application:

  • Personal statement: Please write a brief (2-3 paragraphs) summary of reasons why you wish to enter the nuclear medicine technology program and include future plans or desired employment, career goals, etc.

  • Copy of professional license, as applicable.

  • References: Applicants will enter the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) individuals into the online application. The system will then prompt each person to submit the reference online.

    A reference should be a faculty member, advisor, employer or other person familiar with the applicant's work and character. The recommendations may not be obtained from family members, friends, etc. Make sure each reference is willing to submit this electronically, and inform him or her that they will be receiving an email from “KU Medical Center <>” requesting them to submit a reference for you online.

  • Review the technical standards and requirements. Upon acceptance into the program, students are required to acknowledge they meet these technical standards by signing the technical standards acknowledgement form.

  • English language proficiency: All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency through either the TOEFL or IELTS testing systems. The test must have been taken within two (2) years of the first semester of enrollment. Results must be provided directly to KU by the testing service using ETS school code 6895. Photocopies of scores will not be accepted.

  • Transcripts: Arrange to have one official copy of each transcript from every college and university that you have attended sent directly to KU Medical Center. If the institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to
    Ask for hardcopy transcripts to be mailed to the following address:
    Attn: NMT Admissions
    MS 1013
    3901 Rainbow Blvd
    Kansas City, KS 66160

    Note: Students who have not completed all prerequisite courses at the time of application will be required to send a final transcript upon completion.

Background Check

The Joint Commission requires all incoming students to pay for a background check. This one-time fee must be paid directly to the company performing the background investigation. You will be asked to provide information and make the payment once you have been officially accepted into the program. For more information, please see the School of Health Professions background check instructions.

International Students

An applicant is considered an international student if he or she requires a visa, or currently resides in the U.S. with non-immigrant status, or currently resides in the U.S. while applying for permanent residency. Additional requirements and documentation, such as proof of English language proficiency, are required for international students to become eligible for KU programs. Please review the information for international students before applying.

Apply Online

September 2021 update: the application for admission to this program is currently under revision. When available, the link to apply will be posted here.

Last modified: Jun 03, 2021

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 1. Applications may be accepted after the deadline based on space available in the next class.

Learn about the program:

Program overview

Eligibility and requirements

Tuition and fees


How to apply


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Careers in Nuclear Medicine
Learn about the profession and employment opportunities

For more information about graduation rates, costs, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please see the program's gainful employment disclosure.