12 months
1187 USD/credit 46293 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 43251 USD/year
468 USD/credit 18252 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is the 1st program in the United States to rise to a Master's entry-level status and is the only program of its kind in the state of Alabama..


To say that we've been around the block is a gross understatement. Fact is, we were the first nuclear medicine technology program in the U.S. to rise to a master's entry-level status. And we remain the only one in Alabama. Our expert staff can provide you with a solid background through both didactic and clinical curriculums. You'll receive instruction about topics such as medical radiation physics, radiation detection instrumentation, pharmacology, anatomy, and physiology, among others. 

Your directed clinical practice will give you much-needed experience in radiopharmacy, in vivo procedures, instrumentation quality control, and applied radiation safety procedures. We'll also teach you to operate the premier molecular imaging tool that physicians use to diagnose, stage, and treat disease. Finally, to prepare you better for the real world, we're going to give you professional development courses, plus research opportunities. This Nuclear Medicine Technology program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham can help you prepare for certification exams offered through the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.

Fast Facts:

  • Nuclear medicine is ranked among the top 20 best health-care jobs (U.S. News & World Report).

Continuing our tradition of excellence in education, we now offer three specialty tracks - we call this Nuclear Medicine +

  • Imaging Specialist Track
  • Radiation Safety Officer Track
  • Research Track

Programme Structure


  • Professional Skills Development
  • Cross-Sectional Anatomy
  • Nuclear Medicine Physics, Instrumentation, and Lab
  • CT Physics and Instrumentation
  • Nuclear Medicine Anatomy & Physiology - Procedures
  • Regulations, Radiation Protection/Biology and Lab
  • NMT Clinical Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have a BA or BS degree from a regionally accredited institution, meet all graduate school requirements and be accepted to the graduate program.
  • Admission to the program will be dependent on successful completion of all prerequisite coursework.
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (A = 4.0).
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in the program prerequisite courses, with a minimum grade of C in each.
  • Interview with faculty.
  • Clinical observation which is arranged by the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Sciences Clinical Coordinator, Krystle Glasgow.
  • Satisfactory screening on health data questionnaire by the UAB Medical Center Student Health Service if accepted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46293 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    43251 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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