Radiology Programs in Connecticut with Course Descriptions

Research radiology schools in Connecticut, which currently has three colleges offering programs. Read an overview of degree programs, admission info and program requirements for three Connecticut schools, and decide which program is right for you.

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Essential Information

Radiology covers four disciplines: diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and radiography. Radiology students learn about administration of radiopharmaceuticals, diagnostic testing, imaging and radiation safety. Training in Connecticut is offered through associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. However, certain programs are designed for existing industry professionals and/or those who have already completed a relevant undergraduate program.

Career Requirements

Connecticut requires radiologists to be licensed but does not require sonographers to be licensed. Radiology applicants must have completed an accredited radiologic technology program, and they must pass an examination covering radiography or radiation therapy technology administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART). The three schools' programs described below qualify graduates to sit for AART radiography or radiation therapy exams and to qualify for Connecticut state licensure.


Gateway Community College

Gateway Community College in New Haven offers associate's degree programs in four radiology disciplines, including radiography, radiation therapy, diagnostic medical sonography and nuclear medicine. The college also offers a certificate program in nuclear medicine for associate's degree holders in any of the other radiology disciplines. The programs generally run 20 to 22 months and involve classroom training as well as extensive hands-on experience in clinical practica.

  • Programs Offered: Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography,
    Associate in Science in Nuclear Medicine,
    Associate in Science in Radiation Therapy,
    Associate in Science in Radiography,
    Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $3,598 in-state; $10,754 out-of-state*
  • School Type & Setting: 2-year, public; midsize city

Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac is a private, not-for-profit college in Hampton offering a three-year, accelerated bachelor's degree in diagnostic imaging. The first year of this program covers general education curriculum and prerequisite courses for the professional component of diagnostic imaging. The bachelor's degree is awarded at the end of the third year. The university also offers a two-year master's degree program in radiologist assistant. Applicants to the master's degree program must have a bachelor's degree and be a radiologic technician in good standing, as well as having completed 2,000 hours of direct patient care.

  • Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging,
    Master of Health Science in Radiologist Assistant
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $38,000 (undergraduate); $16,776 (graduate)*
  • School Type & Setting: 4-year, private not-for-profit; large suburb

Windham Memorial Hospital-Radiologic Technology Program

Located in Willimantic, Windham Memorial Hospital offers a radiologic technology program. This program is two years long and consists of radiographic imaging and analysis, radiographic procedures and radiation safety. The school also offers a 10-week, tuition-free computed tomography (CT) program to graduates of the radiologic technology program, to expand their skills to include (CT).

  • Programs Offered: Certificate in Radiologic Technology,
    Computed Tomography Certificate
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $17,300*
  • School Type & Setting: 2-year, private not-for-profit

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type and Setting Radiology Programs Offered Tuition & Fees (2012-2013)
Gateway Community College 2-year, public; midsize city Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography,
Associate in Science in Nuclear Medicine,
Associate in Science in Radiation Therapy,
Associate in Science in Radiography,
Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate
$3,598 in-state; $10,754 out-of-state*
Quinnipiac University 4-year, private not-for-profit; large suburb Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging,
Master of Health Science in Radiologist Assistant
$38,000 (undergraduate); $16,776 (graduate)*
Windham Memorial Hospital-Radiologic Technology Program 2-year, private not-for-profit Certificate in Radiologic Technology,
Computed Tomography Certificate
$17,300*

Sources: *NCES College Navigator

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