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Imaging Leadership

Imaging Leadership Program Overview

At Manhattanville, the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Imaging Leadership online degree program is your specialized pathway to advancement in medical imaging management, meticulously crafted for licensed professionals who hold an associate degree or certification in the diagnostic imaging sciences. 

With a curriculum focused on leadership within the medical imaging field, graduates are poised to transition seamlessly into management and directorial positions. Embrace the opportunity to become a distinguished leader in medical imaging education, administration, and beyond.

Follow an avenue for professional advancement and develop and refine your leadership skills in various imaging science specialties, including ultrasound, radiography, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy.

Imaging professionals with a current American Registry of Radiologic Technologic Technologists (ARRT) certification are eligible for 36 credits.

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Who Should Apply to the BS in Imaging Leadership

Prerequisites to begin the program in imaging leadership include coursework completed in a program licensed by credentialing bodies in imaging. The bachelor’s program offers a completion pathway for students who have already earned either:

  • An associate degree combined with a current license issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for Radiologic Technologists or the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) for Ultrasound Technologists
  • A certificate accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or equivalent combined with a current license issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or equivalent

Students in the BS in Imaging Leadership program typically come from professional backgrounds in roles such as credentialed radiographer, nuclear medicine technologist, radiation therapist, or ultrasound technologist.

If you are looking for a program in radiologic technology leading to licensure, check out our radiologic technology program.


Timeline and Prerequisites for Transfer Credits

Each semester in the BS in Imaging Leadership program is seven weeks. Based on the number of transferable credits from a previous associate or certificate program, students can complete the program and take the next step in their careers in one or two semesters.

We designed our program for students transferring previous education at the associate’s level:

  • Associate of Arts (AA)
  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

To learn what your personalized imaging management degree timeline may look like, contact an admissions counselor and program leadership.

Review transfer admissions information.



The well-rounded training of our bachelor’s degree includes general college education and specific coursework in the technical and interpersonal techniques critical to diagnostic imaging management careers.

While the BS in Imaging Leadership program curriculum varies depending on prior coursework and available electives, it covers critical areas such as:

  • Health program planning and management
  • Leadership and teaching strategies
  • Ethics and legal guidelines for health policy

Review complete degree requirements for the leadership in imaging degree program in the Manhattanville Catalog.

BS in Imaging Leadership Program Outcomes

Earning a bachelor’s degree in the medial imaging, ultrasound, and radiography field can significantly greatly enhance the career prospects and earning potential imaging professionals.

Graduates of the bachelor’s in medical imaging leadership demonstrate:

  • Professional communication skills, including effective oral and written skills, relationship building, and administrative management
  • Experience in applying research theories and strategic management to solve managerial issues
  • Advanced understanding of inter-professional cooperation supporting professionalism and collaboration in a team dynamic
  • Ethical leadership and personalized management skill development
  • Mastery of educational strategies to effectively pass knowledge to patients, families, and other healthcare professionals


Prepare for Management Roles in Imaging Science

Taught by experienced faculty practitioners, the BS in Imaging Leadership degree unlocks a spectrum of dynamic career opportunities and enhanced salary potentials.

Whether driven to lead with excellence in clinical environments or teach the next generation of imaging professionals, you can open doors to roles where your expertise and dedication to the field can shine. Here are just a few of the many paths your professional journey could take:

  • Imaging Radiology Supervisor
  • Radiology Manager
  • Imaging Manager
  • Ultrasound Manager
  • Diagnostic Imaging Manager
  • Diagnostic Imaging Director
  • Teaching
  • Equipment Sales
  • Radiology Operations Director


Career Planning and Preparation

As you bring your professional background and experience into the classroom to further develop your skills and your career, the Center for Career Development is your go-to resource for networking, job search, and career advancement opportunities.

Turn to the CCD for career resource databases, internship opportunities, employer connections, and resources for diverse student populations. Contact the CCD to plan your path to success.

Manhattanville University is accredited by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Our medical imaging management program is approved and accredited by the New York State Department of Education.

Manhattanville's School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers various programs designed for different stages of a medical imaging career.

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology degree program prepares graduates, regardless of previous college credit, to become radiologic technologists by providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to sit for the licensing exams.

Embark on a transformative path in the imaging science and management field and enhance your expertise with an imaging leadership degree. Discover the financial support options and entry prerequisites for new, transferring, and international scholars with these helpful links:


Apply to the BS in Imaging Leadership at Manhattanville

Manhattanville’s bachelor’s in Imaging Leadership degree program equips imaging professionals with the leadership and management skills for upward mobility in their careers.

Move closer to your goals today. Request more information or begin your online application.