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Graduate Catalog 2018 - 2019 
Graduate Catalog 2018 - 2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, Medical Physics Graduate Certificate

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Department of Physics

Science Building 112
(216) 687-2425

Petru S. Fodor, Chair
Miron Kaufman, Graduate Program Director
Martin Weinhous, Medical Physics Program Co-Director


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 related field who are interested in pursuing a career in medical physics. Students will acquire a broad background in theoretical and 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.

Undergraduate Deficiencies:

For applicants lacking any Human Anatomy and Physiology course, one must be taken, selected with approval of Medical Physics CSU Co-Director.

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

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Degree Map: Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Course # Course title Credit hours


Course # Course title Credit hours


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
        PHY 535 Radiation Therapy Physics 3 R
        PHY 593 Special Topics in Physics 1 R

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