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Doctor of Philosophy(Ph. D.)Degree

CAMI

Depending on the background of the incoming student, this is a 4-5 year program consisting of courses, a clinical "rotation", and hands-on research.

A grade of B or better is required for all core courses. There is a prerequisite interview for all clinical rotations. Students prepare and defend a Doctoral thesis in requirement for graduation from the program.

The doctoral degree recipient MUST pass the Physics Department qualifying examination. Course requirement exceptions may be made for students who can pass this examination without taking the relevant courses.

Semester 1 Credit Hours Semester 2 Credit Hours
Mathematical Methods of Physics I - PHY 601 3 Physics of Medicine - PHY 624 3
Electromagnetic Theory I - PHY 607 3 Quantum Theory II - PHY 614 3
Quantum Theory I - PHY 613 3 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics - PHY 611 3
Theoretical Mechanics - PHY 605 4 Clinical Rotation - PHY 630 4
Total 12 Total 13
Semester 3 Credit Hours Semester 4 Credit Hours
Clinical Rotation - PHY 631 4 Anatomy and Physiology - BIO 609 3
Physics 702, PhD Qualifying Examination 0 Radiation Therapy Physics and Dosimetry - PHY 627 3
  Nuclear Medicine - PHY 626 3
  Clinical Rotation - PHY 632 4
Total 4 Total 13
Semester 5 Credit Hours Semester 6 Credit Hours
Health Physics - Radiation Protection - PHY 628 3 Physics 791, Directed Research 3-6
Radiation Biology - PHY 629 3 Physics 681, Thesis 3
Diagnostic Imaging - PHY 625 3  
Clinical Rotation - PHY 633 or Directed Research PHY 616 4  
Total 13 Total 6-9
Semester 7-10 Credit Hours Semester 11 Credit Hours
Dissertation Research - PHY 791 6-9 Dissertation Research PHY 791 3
Nuclear Physics - PHY 735 3 Dissertation Defense and Thesis PHY 798 1
Advanced Experimental Physics I -PHY 743 3  
Advanced Experimental Physics II - PHY 744 4  
Electronics - PHY 515 3  
Total 13 Total 4