Why choose WSU

A premier university in the heart of Detroit

RTT class potluck
Before the pandemic, members of the Radiation Therapy Technology program gathered for a potluck, including Program Director Jeannetta Greer (center). Read about how the program focuses on building connections between students and with faculty. 

As Michigan's only urban research university, Wayne State is known for academic and research excellence, success across a diverse student body, and meaningful community engagement. Here are a few ways we stand out: 

  • More than $350 million awarded to WSU students annually in federal, state, institutional and private aid through scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs.  
  • Significant opportunities for experiential learning and clinical practice at major health systems and urban community organizations within walking distance of campus.
  • A partner with U-M and MSU in the University Research Corridor, which generates 95% of research in Michigan. 
  • Lowest undergraduate resident tuition among the state's three research universities. 
  • Ranked in the top 1.4% of universities worldwide. 
  • One of the nation's 50 largest public universities. 
  • Awarded the highest rankings for research and community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation.  
  • Offering a culturally rich, well-rounded, diverse educational experience in the heart of Detroit. 
  • More than 500 student organizations promoting camaraderie and hands-on experience beyond the classroom.

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WSU Radiation Therapy Technology program student benefits

  • Diverse and talented faculty with extensive clinical and teaching experiences.
  • Small Radiation Therapy Technology class sizes.
  • Extensive clinical resources and opportunities.
  • Located on the WSU medical campus and surrounded by one of the largest medical campuses in the country.
  • The only Radiation Therapy Technology program in Michigan located on the main campus of a university with the Carnegie Foundation's RU/VH (Research University, Very High research activity) and Community Engagement classifications.

WSU Radiation Therapy Technology program graduate benefits

  • Access to extensive employment, entrepreneurial and community outreach opportunities in Detroit and suburban Detroit.
  • Eligibility to take the ARRT Certification Exam in Radiation Therapy Technology in the United States upon degree completion.
  • Eligibility to obtain active membership in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).