MRI Admission Information

Join the ranks of imaging technologists using radio waves and magnetic fields to create images of the human body. Learn how to utilize specialized equipment to help doctors save lives as an MRI technologist. Here’s everything you need to know about the application process for the Associate of Applied Science degree in magnetic resonance imaging technology. 

Applying to the Program

Get your start towards your AAS in Magnetic Resonance Imaging today. Students are admitted annually into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program. Due to limited clinical internship availability, students are admitted on a competitive basis. Follow the steps below to apply.
  1. Get Accepted to San Jac

    Before you can apply to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program, you will need to apply and get accepted to San Jacinto College. Once that's done, follow the rest of the steps below.

  2. Attend an Information Session

    All students applying to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program are required to attend an information session before applying. In this session, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the program — and get access to a program application.

  3. Gather Official Transcripts 

    Next, request official transcripts from all the schools you’ve attended — including San Jacinto College. You will need to submit these to San Jacinto College along with your program application.

  4. Process Degree Evaluation

    Head to the Secure Online System (SOS). Here you will process and print your degree evaluation for the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program AAS degree. Choose the catalog (school) year you are applying for. Include with your application.

    SOS
  5. Gather any National Certifications

    If you have any national or state recognized certifications in a healthcare field, gather those and submit them with your program application.

  6. Complete Your Prereqs

    Before you can apply to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program, you’ll need to receive a grade of C or higher in your required prerequisite courses. Students applying for the Fall 2024 class or later will need to take the following prerequisite courses to apply: 

    • Math 1314 College Algebra
    • BIOL 2301 and BIOL 2101 Anatomy and Physiology I lecture and Lab
    • SCIT 1420 Physics for Allied Health
    • ENGL 1301 Composition I

  7. Complete the HESI A2 Exam

    Required for all medical imaging AAS students, the HESI A2 exam is a 4.5 -hour timed, computerized test that evaluates your readiness for the program. Be sure to read the HESI A2 instruction packet.

  8. Apply

    When you’ve completed the above steps (you can also print out our application checklist) you’re ready to apply to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program. Submit an application between May 1 and June 30. You’ll be notified within two to three weeks after the application deadline.

    Applications will be evaluated with our admission scoring rubric.

More About Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MRI's are a painless diagnostic test that produces clear images of your inner body using a magnet, radio waves, and a computer. With a degree from San Jac, you can make your own waves in medical imaging. Explore these resources to learn more about our programs and your future career.

Use the checklist below to navigate each step of the admissions process. This guide will give you up-to-date information on prerequisite courses, the HESI exam, information sessions and more.

Application Checklist

Admissions Scoring Rubric

Use the checklist below to navigate each step of the admissions process. This guide will give you up-to-date information on prerequisite courses, the HESI exam, information sessions and more.

Application Checklist

Admissions Scoring Rubric

Are you ready to start planning for your future in magnetic resonance imaging? Be sure to review the approximate program costs.

Approximate Program Costs

 See the goals we set forth for our students to achieve.

Program Goals

All magnetic resonance imaging students receive hands-on training at clinical sites around the Houston area. Check out the program information and clinical obligations to learn more about being a student in the magnetic resonance imaging program.

Clinical Obligations

Find Out More

Get more information on all of our Medical Imaging Programs.

Medical Imaging Info

Have Questions?

Reach out to learn more about applying for the magnetic resonance imaging program.
Ashley Grundvig
Sr Administrative Assistant
Phone
(281) 998-6150x1476
Diane Zerbe
Dept Chair, Medical Imaging
Phone
(281) 998-6150x1231