Nuclear Medicine Technology

NMT IconThe Master of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is the 1st program in the United States to rise to a Master's entry-level status. We are also the only Nuclear Medicine Technology Program in the state of Alabama. We are a highly specialized diagnostic and therapy degree. You will be entering a profession which utilizes radionuclides to image and treat disease in the body and is ranked among the Top 20 “Best Healthcare Jobs” according to U.S. News & World Report. Your field, which began in the 1950s as a peaceful use of radioactive material, is a premier molecular imaging tool that physicians use to diagnose, stage and treat disease.

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Program Outcomes

Outcome IconThe purpose of program evaluation is to systematically study, investigate and appraise the effectiveness of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program in order to ensure that the program continues to provide a signature educational program that produces graduates who are prepared to be leaders in their field.
Graduate outcomes are indicators of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals.  Programmatic graduate outcomes data reported on the JRCNMT website include: 5-year time period of current report; graduation rate; ARRT credentialing success; NMTCB credentialing success and job placement rate.


IconAll applications to the Nuclear Medicine Technology program are done through the UAB graduate admission process. Please select this link for additional information concerning the specific admissions requirements for the NMT program as well as information concerning applying as a graduate student at UAB.


CurriculumIcon2The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is committed to providing high quality education, to prepare students with a solid educational background and a set of skills translatable to a variety of health care settings. To see the UAB Graduate School catalog’s NMT information, please click here.


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Clinical Education Sites

Clinical IconClinical education is a major component of the Nuclear Medicine Technology professional phase program. This allows you to get firsthand and hands-on experience in the clinical setting. Earning real world practical experience as part of your overall education will give you an edge. This enables you to become an entry level technologist by the time of graduation through completing documented clinical competencies and experiences.


We know that our students and graduates are the strength of our program. The diversity of our students, their backgrounds, and varied expirences, brings richness to the educational experience in the Nuclear Medicine Technology program. Focusing on academics and clinical rotations is only a part of the education experience. Click here to see what our students are doing.

Faculty and Staff

FacultyStaff IconOur faculty create a culture of innovation and collaboration that embraces social responsibility and entrepreneurial principles. UAB faculty are teachers, scholars, researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs who earn the highest honors in their fields, lead professional societies and provide exceptional mentoring and training.

Program Accreditation


The NMT program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).

Post-Baccalaureate Accreditation approval is maintained through 2024 from the JRCNMT.

The Master of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology degree program is designed to lead to a professional certification. There are two national professional board exams, one through the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and the other with The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), resulting in a credential of CNMT or RT(N) respectively. In addition, students may elect to pursue elective coursework that can lead to secondary-post primary certification in Computed Tomography (CT) and/or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). CT certification is either through the NMTCB which results in a credential of NMTCB (CT) or through the ARRT with a credential of RT(CT). MRI certification is through the ARRT resulting in a credential of RT(MR). Specific licensure requirements for each modality still vary from state to state. UAB is working to develop an online, publicly-accessible database to assist in providing this state-by-state information.  In the meantime, if you are interested in learning about potential professional licensure requirements in your state for a specific degree program, please contact UAB State Authorization at, or call Dr. Lisa Reburn at (205) 934-3258.