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 2024 Jan 1, 2024 Aug 1, 2024

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.


  • Statistics (within the past 5 years)
  • 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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Expected Cost of Attendance

The following estimated cost of attendance is based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. Estimated amounts may vary based on a number of factors. Students may use these estimates when applying for financial aid.

Required Program Costs

Academic Year 2024-2025

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
Year 2
Tuition & Fees $36,966 $33,888
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
$900 $300

Other Educational Costs

Non-required costs that can be funded with scholarships/loans.

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
Year 2
Living Expense (Food & Housing Allowance)
Students will be assigned one of the following Living Expense Budget Options:
  • On Campus Dorm
  • $11,835 $15,780
  • LLU Owned Rental Property
  • $18,900 $25,200
  • LLU Owned Rental w/ Dependents
  • $19,800 $26,400
  • Undergraduate Dependent w/ Parents
  • $7,200 $9,600
  • Off Campus
  • $18,900 $25,200
    Transportation Allowance $3,150 $4,200
    Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $3,150 $4,200
    Federal Student Loan Fees $217 $217
    Cost of Obtaining Professional License $300 $225
    Dependent Care
    (See Budget Revision Request form)
    Available upon Request
    Disability-Related Expenses
    (See Budget Revision Request form)
    Available upon Request


    The cost of attendance varies from year to year. Please contact the office of Student Finance for up-to-date costs.
    • Estimated amounts are for the academic year specified only. Amounts are based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on these amounts.
    • Amounts are expected to increase each year consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
    • To qualify for financial aid, most students must be enrolled at least half time in an aid eligible program and be taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.