Medical Physics MS Concentration

The department offers a Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Program (CAMPEP) accredited masters-level concentration in Medical Physics. This concentration is intended to train people to work in the areas of medical imaging, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy. The prerequisites, in addition to a technical bachelor’s degree, are:  one year of general college physics with laboratory (purely descriptive courses are insufficient; calculus based courses are desired), one year of general college chemistry with laboratory, one year of differential and integral calculus, a semester of differential equations, 32 total credit hours of mathematics (calculus level or above) and science, and a survey course in general biology, human biology or mammalian physiology.

There are 40 graduate credit hours required for the Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering in the Medical Physics concentration. There are no electives in this curriculum. The Medical Physics concentration is a Plan II program and does not have a thesis option.

Requirements

 

 

Hours

CS 590

Topics in Computer Science for Non-Majors-Graduate

1-3

NE 523L

Environmental Measurements Laboratory

1-4

NE 524

Interaction of Radiation with Matter

3

NE 527 / MPHY 527

Radiation Biology for Engineers and Scientists

3

NE 528

External Radiation Dosimetry

3

MPHY 516

Medical Imaging I: X-ray Physics

3

MPHY 517L

Medical Imaging Laboratory I: X-ray Physics

1

MPHY 518

Medical Imaging II: MR, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine Physics

3

MPHY 519L

Medical Imaging Laboratory II: MR, Ultrasound and Nuclear Imaging Physics

1

MPHY 540

Radiation Oncology Physics

3

MPHY 541L

Radiation Oncology Physics Laboratory

3

RADS *480 

Human Cross Sectional Anatomy

NE 591

Practicum

6


Course descriptions and more information on the Medical Physics concentration is available online at the Department of Radiology.