Program Description

The radiologist assistant (RA) is an advanced clinical role for an ARRT-certified radiographer. The RA enhances patient care by extending the capacity of the radiologist in the diagnostic imaging environment. With radiologist supervision, the radiologist assistant performs patient assessment, patient management, fluoroscopy, and other radiology procedures. The radiologist assistant also makes initial observations of diagnostic images but does not provide an official interpretation.

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Program Length

21 months (7 quarters)

Possible Careers

Radiologist Assistant in clinical and hospital settings

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Autumn of 2023 Jan 1, 2023 Jun 1, 2023

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission, the applicant must have the following:
1. Graduate of an accredited medical radiography (x-ray) program
2. ARRT ® certified and in good standing
3. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. The Bachelor’s degree can be in administration or science.
4. Two years, full-time experience (post-medical radiography licensure)
5. Current CPR certification (must complete ACLS certification prior to applying for boards)
6. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required; however with a higher GPA the applicant becomes more competitive.


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  • Research methods (within the past 5 years)

Discipline Accrediting Agency

Our program is nationally recognized by the ARRT, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists,1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120-1155. Visit ARRT for more information.
Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; telephone:  (510) 748-9001.
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Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2023-2024

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Tuition $32,000 $28,000
Fees $2,940 $3,920
Books & Supplies $642 $858
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms) $17,280 $23,040
Total $52,862 $55,818


The cost of attendance varies from year to year. Please contact the office of Student Finance for up-to-date costs.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2023-2024, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Months enrolled 9 12
Food and Housing $2,700 $3,600
Miscellaneous Personal Costs


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.