Master of Health Physics

Designed primarily for working professional health physicists in government, medicine, research, and industry, this program combines technical depth with the interdisciplinary viewpoints of leadership, management, and communications. The degree can be completed in four semesters and two summer sessions of part-time study. Applicants must have completed coursework in calculus through differential equations and a calculus-based general physics sequence. A course in modern physics, including some basic quantum mechanics, is strongly recommended. 

This program is also available on the web, and at televised viewing sites throughout the Chicago area. Students should consult online.iit.edu for more information.

Curriculum

Health Physics Courses (25)
PHYS 550Instrumentation for Health Physics3
PHYS 561Radiation Biophysics3
PHYS 571Radiation Physics3
PHYS 572Introduction to Health Physics3
PHYS 573Standards, Statutes and Regulations3
PHYS 575Case Studies in Health Physics3
PHYS 576Radiation Dosimetry3
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:4
Environmental Health Physics2
Introduction to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle2
Operational Health Physics2
Medical Health Physics2
Professional Courses (6)
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Statistical Models and Methods3
Statistics for Analytical Chemists
Project Management3
Public Engagement for 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 550Instrumentation for Health Physics3
PHYS 561Radiation Biophysics3
PHYS 571Radiation Physics3
PHYS 573Standards, Statutes and Regulations3
PHYS 575Case Studies in Health Physics3
PHYS 580Introduction 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
Physical Methods of Characterization3
Physical Methods of Characterization
Spectroscopic Methods II2
Introduction to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle2
Non-Radiochemistry Electives (6)
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Statistics for Analytical Chemists3
Project Management3
Industrial Leadership
Public Engagement for Scientists3

Minimum degree credits required: 32