Admission Requirements

Radiation Technicians training on machine

Completion of at least two academic years of college study or 90 quarter hours (60 semester hours) is required prior to matriculation in the radiation therapy program. 

Students may apply while they are completing the admission requirements, but must complete prerequisite courses and credits prior to enrollment unless a waiver has been granted.

Applicants must have one of the following:
Degree, AAS in Radiologic Technology, or Prerequisites

All applicants are required to spend 40 hours of observation time in radiation therapy departments. Before starting observation visits each applicant must have successfully completed the OHSU online HIPAA training program and have a completion verification form with them at the time of each site visit. The 40 hours of observation may be completed outside the Portland area but must be documented on the form provided.

To complete the HIPAA training online please visit OHSU's Big Brain Each applicant should register within the Big Brain system and chose which learner category that best fits. Please allow approximately 1 hour to complete the online training.

Application Review Process

Application packets are only accepted between January 1st and March 1st of each year and must be submitted with a $100 non-refundable application fee made payable to OHSU Radiation Therapy Program.

A completed packet must include:

  • Typed Application Form
  • Official College Transcripts
  • 3 Recommendation Letters or Committee Evaluation Report
  • Documented Observation Form

For more detailed instructions about the application process and official forms, please visit the Forms and Information page.

If you need further information or you have questions on the admission requirements, or to receive a complete list of facilities that offer student observation in Portland, please contact   or by calling 503 494-3445.