Admission Requirements

  • Completion of all pre-professional courses by the end of the winter semester before admission to the professional program
  • Minimum 2.50 overall GPA, as well as a minimum 2.0 science and non-science prerequisite cumulative GPA
  • All grades in prerequisite requirements must be a minimum of "C" or better (2.0 on a 4.0 grade scale). Due to the unique situation created by COVID-19, many institutions are allowing students to choose a Pass/No Pass option in lieu of a letter grade in certain semesters. The program encourages applicants to receive letter grades in their prerequisite courses. P/N will be accepted if the grading institution's policy is a C or better to receive a Pass. If the school accepts C- or below as a Pass, students will be required to submit a letter from the instructor documenting what the grade earned would have been (in the case of WSU courses, since we can view that grade in the system, such a letter will not be required). This policy applies to the following semesters: Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring/Summer 2021.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the clinical site visit requirement is being waived for the 2021 application cycle. Typically, applicants are required to complete two clinical visits at affiliated radiation therapy facilities, and all clinical visits must be arranged by Radiation Therapy Technology faculty to satisfy program requirements.
  • Attendance at a College Information Meeting is required. Click here for more information. Meetings are currently being held on Zoom. 
  • Equivalent pre-professional coursework taken at an accredited college or university is acceptable.

Science Prerequisite Requirements

  • BIO 1500/1501 Basic Life Diversity & Lab (NSIL)
  • BIO 1510/1511 Basic Life Mechanisms & Lab (NSIL)
  • BIO 2870 - Anatomy & Physiology & Lab
  • CHM 1020 - Survey of General Chemistry & Lab (NSIL)
  • MAT 1800 - Elementary Functions (QE)
  • PHY 2130 & 2131 - General Physics I & Lab (NSIL)
  • PHY 2140 & 2141 - General Physics II & Lab

Math and science prerequisite coursework must be completed within six years of the time of admission to the professional program.

Non-science Prerequisite Requirements

  • ENG 1020 - Introductory College Writing (BC)
  • ENG 3010 - Intermediate Writing (IC)
  • PSY 1010 or 1020 - Introductory Psychology (NSI)
  • PSY 2300 - Psychology of Everyday Living (alternatives: PSY 2410 or PSY 2400)
  • PS 1010 - American Government (SI or CIV)
  • COM 1010 - Oral Communication (OC) (course required)
  • PHI 1050 Critical Thinking*

*Exams or coursework can be used to complete these requirements. Please contact the WSU Office of Testing & Evaluation at (313) 577-3400 for further information.

Note: Students who hold a previous bachelor's degree or who qualify under the university's  MTA transfer policy (see are exempt from completing the requirements listed below. 

Students who enrolled at Wayne State prior to Fall 2018 can choose to follow the general education program below or the previous requirements,

University General Education/Degree Requirements

  • Cultural Inquiry (CI)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Global Learning (GL)
  • Social Inquiry (SI) or Civic Literacy (CIV), whichever not covered by PS1010 above.

Need help?

To determine which prerequisite and general education requirements you have completed and which you would still need to take, please request a transcript evaluation from the Office of Student Affairs. Additionally, questions can be directed to