Master of Health Physics

The Professional Master’s Degree in Health Physics offers three tracks designed for professionals working in energy, government, medicine, research, and industry. The program emphasizes the expertise of the instructors and the accrued knowledge of the profession. The curricula supplement technical depth in health physics with professional competencies in regulatory affairs, occupational health and safety, environmental analysis and assessment, complemented by common skills in project management, public communication, and leadership.  

Curriculum

Required Courses (21)
PHYS 550Radiation Instrumentation Lab3
PHYS 561Radiation Biophysics3
PHYS 571Radiation Physics3
PHYS 572Introduction to Health Physics3
PHYS 573Stands Statutes Regulations3
PHYS 575Case Studies Health Physics 13
PHYS 576Radiation Dosimetry3
Health Physics Electives (4)
Select a minimum of two courses from the following: 24
Environmental Health Physics2
Operational Health Physics2
Medical Health Physics2
Professional Electives (6)
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Statistical Models and Methods3
Project Management3
Public Engagement Scientists3
Total Credit Hours31

A comprehensive examination is required for the degree, but the requirement will be waived for students who have completed all health physics courses (a total of 25 credit hours) with a GPA of 3.5/4.0 or above.

Master of Health Physics with Specialization in Radiochemistry

Required Courses (24)
PHYS 550Radiation Instrumentation Lab3
PHYS 561Radiation Biophysics3
PHYS 571Radiation Physics3
PHYS 573Stands Statutes Regulations3
PHYS 575Case Studies Health Physics 13
PHYS 580Intro to Radiochemistry3
PHYS 581Radiochemistry Laboratory3
PHYS 582Applications of Radiochemistry3
Health Physics Elective (2-3)
Select a minimum of one course from the following:2-3
Environmental Health Physics2
Physcl Meths of Charztn3
Phys Mthds of Characterization
Spectroscopic Methods II2
Professional Electives (6)
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Statistical Models and Methods3
Project Management3
Public Engagement Scientists3

 Minimum degree credits required: 32

Master of Health Physics with Specialization in Radiological Security, Emergency Preparedness and Response

Required Courses (21)
PHYS 550Radiation Instrumentation Lab3
PHYS 567Radiological Emergency Prepare3
PHYS 568Radiation Source Security Mgmt3
PHYS 569Seminars on Radiological Emerg3
PHYS 571Radiation Physics3
PHYS 572Introduction to Health Physics3
PHYS 575Case Studies Health Physics 13
Health Physics Electives (5)
Select a minimum of five credit hours from the following: 25
Environmental Health Physics2
Intro to Radiochemistry3
Applications of Radiochemistry3
Professional Electives (6)
Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6
Statistical Models and Methods3
Project Management3
Public Engagement Scientists3
Total Credit Hours32