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Master of Science (M.S.) Degree

Depending on the background of the incoming student, this is a 2-3 year program consisting of courses, a clinical "rotation", and hands-on research. Students prepare and defend a Master's thesis in requirement for graduation from the program. A grade of B or better is required for all core courses. There is a prerequisite interview for all clinical rotations.

The program conforms to guidelines established by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP), and prepares students for eventual Certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Radiological Physics or one or more of its many specialty fields, including Medical Nuclear Physics, Diagnostic Radiological Physics, and Therapeutic Radiological Physics.

Prerequisite requirement: B.S. in Physics, Engineering, a related field, or equivalent experience. Applications will be reviewed individually, and additional courses to the basic program may be suggested.

Semester 1 Credit Hours Semester 2 Credit Hours
Mathematical Methods of Physics I//PHY 601 3 Anatomy and Physiology//BIO 609 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
Physics of Medicine//PHY 624 3 Clinical Rotation//PHY 630 4
Total 12 Total 13
Semester 3 Credit Hours Semester 4 Credit Hours
Clinical Rotation//PHY 631 4 Theoretical Mechanics//PHY 605 3
    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 617, 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