BSc Radiation Therapy

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy (BScRT) degree program in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta must meet a series of pre-professional, non-academic and post-acceptance requirements.

Preference will be given to Alberta applicants; however applicants from other provinces may also be considered. (§ 16.9.10). Please note: This is a competitive program, and meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee entrance.  All applicants must comply with the Code of Applicant Behaviour.

For High School Students:

Please note that you cannot enter our program directly from high school.  You will be required to complete or be in the process of completing your pre-professional courses when you apply.  If you are planning on attending the University of Alberta for your pre-professional courses you can access all required courses from either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science.  You can also access equivalents to our pre-professional courses at any Campus Alberta post-secondary institution; however, you will be responsible to ensure that your courses are equivalents.  It is recommended that any students considering our program complete the following courses: English Language Arts 30-1; Biology 30; Chemistry 30; Mathematics 30-1; Physics 30

  • Pre-Professional Requirements

    Students wishing to apply to the B.Sc. in Radiation Therapy program must first complete one year of pre-professional course work (see below). A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required in pre-professional course work.

    The selection process is competitive, and applicants will be ranked primarily on academic achievement in the prerequisite courses.

    Other factors considered in ranking include:

    • Overall academic achievement (emphasizing recent academic performance).

    • A demonstrated ability to perform well in a consecutive Fall-Winter session of full-time study (preferably *30 units). (See §16.9.I0 II)

    • A series of non-academic requirements (see next tab).

    Pre-professional course requirement options:

    The revised pre-professional courses are outlined below:

    For University of Alberta learners: For non-University of Alberta learners:

    STATS 151
    BIOL 107
    ENGL 1XX
    CHEM 101
    CHEM 261
    MATH 113 or 114
    PHYS 124
    PHYS 126
    PSYCO 104 or SOC 100,101,102
    PSYCO 105 or SOC 100,101,102

    Note: Learners may choose to take these courses at any University of Alberta campus, including Augustana University and Faculty Saint Jean.

    Statistics 3*
    Cell Biology 3*
    English 3*
    General Chemistry 3*
    Organic Chemistry 3*
    Calculus Math 3*
    Physics 6*
    Psychology/Sociology 6*

    Note: Pre-professional courses can be completed at any Canadian post-secondary institution, provided they are of rigor and can be given equivalent credit for the courses noted above.

    It is the learner’s responsibility to check that any course taken outside the University of Alberta qualifies for equivalent pre-professional credit.

    (* = credits)

  • Non-Academic Requirements

    In addition to the requirement for a minimum GPA of 3.2 in Year 1 pre-professional course work, students wishing to apply to the B.Sc. in Radiation Therapy program must also complete a series of non-academic requirements as follows. Please note that this is a competitive program, and meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee entrance.


    1.  CAREER REFLECTION LETTER - Deadline: April 1


    Applicants must submit a letter outlining evidence of personal reflection regarding their career choice, professional goals, personal skills and attributes, knowledge of the profession, related experience and reasons for seeking admission to the Radiation Therapy program.

    Criteria for submission:

    •  Applicant clearly outlines their decision-making process and reason for seeking admission to the Radiation Therapy program versus other health professions;

    •  Applicant demonstrates evidence of a relationship between personal experiences, skills and attributes and the Radiation Therapy specialty);

    •  Applicant clearly describes and explains future aspirations and professional goals.

    Letters must be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to the email account by midnight on April 1st and follow these specifications:

    •  No more than three pages in length
    •  Double-spaced
    •  Typed, using a standard 12-pt font


    2.  PERSONAL INTERVIEW PROCESS - Late April/early May


    Interview selection is based on post-secondary academic records and the career reflection letter. Selected applicants will be interviewed to determine if they have the personal qualities necessary for the profession.


    The interview evaluates such characteristics as: Communication, professionalism, decision-making, teamwork, conflict resolution, responsibility, initiative, problem-solving, prioritization and organization.


    Short-listed applicants will be advised of the interview date.




    Besides demonstrating an overall English language proficiency, students need a further level of spoken English proficiency regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin.  As such, a OEFL/TSE (Test of English Fluency/Test of Spoken English) may be required.




    Applicants are asked to review the Radiation Therapy Program Technical Standards Self-Assessment and Details document and complete the questionnaire contained in Appendix A of the document. This document is intended to provide guidance to students contemplating application to the program.

  • Post-Acceptance Requirements

    1. Submit non-refundable deposit.

    2. Provide proof of a completed Police Information Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Check (see §113.2.6(8)i)

    3. Participate in a mandatory student orientation.

    4. Participate in mandatory N-95 Respirator Fit Testing and CPR training at the Health Care Provider level (See 113.2.6(8)h)

  • Program Costs

    Students in the Radiation Therapy Program will incur the following costs* in addition to tuition and University of Alberta program costs:

    •  N95 Mask Fitting – $31.50 (Every 2 years)
    •  CPR HCP Level – $115.50 (Initial Cost)
    •  CPR Recertification – $89.25 (Annually)
    •  Proximity OneCard – $15.00
    •  2 X Lab Coats – $21.95/each
    •  ACMDTT Student Membership – $100.00
    •  Police Information Check (Including Vulnerable Sector Check) – $48.00 PIC & $25.00 VSC
    •  Immunization Record Review & Update – $60 (Complete Immunization Record), $100 (Incomplete Immunization Record)
    •  Course/research Posters (approx. 5) - $25 each
    •  Textbooks and Manuals – Variable
    •  Student Association Fees – Variable

    *Please Note: All costs are approximate and based on 2015/2016 costs, subject to change and dependent upon the vendor providing services/supplies. An additional fee of $840 (subject to change) + exam sitting fees, paid directly to the CAMRT, is required to write the CAMRT National Certification Exam.

    For a comprehensive view of program costs click here.