MRI Technologist Training Program

Program Description

The Johns Hopkins Schools of Medical Imaging is proud to offer a paid, post-primary MRI program for ARRT-registered technologists who are interested in furthering their careers. Upon graduation, a two-year work commitment at any Johns Hopkins location is required.

This 6-month full-time program leads to advanced certification in the field of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging.) The Johns Hopkins Hospital and its outpatient imaging centers offer unique and unparalleled resources to ensure you learn with the latest technology and software advancements in this field.

Your time will be tailored to offer diverse and comprehensive training for success in ARRT board registry and future clinical career. Classroom courses include Anatomy, MRI physics, MRI protocols, MRI safety, and IV insertion. Clinical experiences offer interaction with a variety of patient populations including Oncology, Pediatric, In/Out-patient, Critical Care, and Trauma.

At Johns Hopkins and nationwide, MRI technologists are in increasing demand as the field continues to grow.

See our Program Directors and read their bios at the Faculty page.

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Program Accreditation and Outcomes

The MRI Program is pending American Society of Radiologic Technologist approval for the upcoming year.

We are proud to have provided this opportunity to approximately a hundred students over the past fifteen years. Graduates currently average a 99% “PASS” rate of advanced certification in MRI by the ARRT.

To Apply

  • Be a citizen of the United States of America, or a permanent resident (hold a green card)
  • Be 18 years old at the time of matriculation
  • Be ARRT certified in Radiography before February 1st of the class starting year
  • Required documents:
    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • Transcripts from a medical imaging program and any previous school/college transcripts from the past 5 years. Email transcripts to
    • Minimum of two mandatory references from:
      • Present employer
      • Imaging program director or instructor from the past 2 years. If more than 2 years have passed since you graduated, please submit a 2nd current employer reference.

Meet a Recent Graduate

“After completing the Johns Hopkins Radiography program in 2017 I knew Johns Hopkins was the best opportunity for me to advance my career in Radiology. I chose MRI for its detailed imaging, variety of anatomy and pathologies seen along with developing critical thinking skills vital to success in this field.

The experience you gain here at the Johns Hopkins Hospital creates an easy transition from MRI Intern to an MRI Technologist and sets you up for success in your career. The program includes a variety of clinical experience including inpatient, outpatient, ER, Cardiac, and IR/OR rotations. During these rotations you will see a large volume and variety of exams that will allow you to fully complete your ARRT requirements within the 6-month program thereby allowing you to be ready for your boards upon graduating.

The support, encouragement and guidance you receive from your instructors and MRI staff is second to none. Throughout the program I felt more like a coworker being trained on the job versus a student being lead through a program. I cannot recommend the program enough!”
-Cole, MRI Class of 2018