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Graduate Catalog 2015 - 2016 
Graduate Catalog 2015 - 2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, Medical Physics Graduate Certificate

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The Physics Department offers a course of study leading to a Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics.  The certificate program is designed primarily for individuals already possessing a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field who are interested in pursuing a career in medical physics.  Students will acquire a broad background in theoretical medical physics, including radiation, physics, radiobiology, radiation safety, medical imaging, as well as the modern practice of radiation oncology, through intensive coursework and hands-on experience.  The program is designed to meet all the recommendations in Report 197S of the American Association of Physicists in medicine.

Admission Information

Certificate-seeking graduate students who hold Regular admission status may be admitted to the certificate program.  Those wishing only to earn the certificate may do so and can indicate this on their application form.  The applicant must meet the graduate certificate admission requirements detailed in the Admissions section of this Catalog.  Credits earned for the Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics may apply toward a graduate degree as approved by the student’s graduate program director and in keeping with the policies of the College of Graduate Studies.

Submit application materials to Campus411 All-in-1, Main Classroom Room #116.

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Certificate Requirements

This certificate program requires the following courses (minimum of 18 credits):

Degree Map: Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics

Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Course # Course title Credit hours Required/Elective Course # Course title Credit hours Required/Elective
PHY 530 Medical Radiation Physics 3 R PHY 532 Radiation Safety 2 R
PHY 531 Radiation Biology 2 R PHY 540 Medical Imaging Physics 3 R
BIO 266/267 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 4 R PHY 535 Radiation Therapy Physics 3 R
        PHY 593 Special Topics in Physics 1 R


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