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.

Curriculum

Health Physics Courses (25)
PHYS 550Instrumentation for Health Phy3
PHYS 561Radiation Biophysics3
PHYS 571Radiation Physics3
PHYS 572Introduction to Health Physics3
PHYS 573Stands Statutes Regulations3
PHYS 575Case Studies Health Physics3
PHYS 576Radiation Dosimetry3
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:4
Environmental Health Physics2
Intro to 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
Chemometrics & Statistics
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 550Instrumentation for Health Phy3
PHYS 561Radiation Biophysics3
PHYS 571Radiation Physics3
PHYS 573Stands Statutes Regulations3
PHYS 575Case Studies Health Physics3
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
Physcl Meths of Charztn3
Phys Mthds of Characterization
Spectroscopic Methods II2
Intro to Nuclear Fuel Cycle2
Non-Radiochemistry Electives (6)
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Statistical Models and Methods3
Chemometrics & Statistics
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 550Instrumentation for Health Phy3
PHYS 561Radiation Biophysics3
PHYS 567Radiological Emergency Prepare3
PHYS 568Radiation Source Security Mgmt3
PHYS 569Seminars on Radiological Emerg3
PHYS 571Radiation Physics3
PHYS 575Case Studies Health Physics3
Health Physics Electives (5)
Select a minimum of five credit hours from the following:5
Intro to Nuclear Fuel Cycle2
Applications of Radiochemistry3
Intro to Radiochemistry3
Non-Radiochemistry Electives (6)
Select a minimum of six credit hours from the following:6
Statistical Models and Methods3
Chemometrics & Statistics
Project Management3
Public Engagement Scientists3
Total Credit Hours32