Research course

Medical Health Physics

Institution
University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio · University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio
Qualifications
Master of Science

Entry requirements

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences admission requirements are: a bachelor's degree, undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, and a competitive GRE score.* Also foreign students, who do not have a degree from an English-speaking country must have a TOEFL score of at least 68 (paper-based score at least 550). In addition to the graduate school requirements are program requirements of a bachelor's degree in a natural science or engineering. A degree in some other field must have provided sufficient science and mathematics courses to give the applicant the equivalent of a degree in natural science or engineering. With regard to the medical physics tracks, the CAMPEP guidelines state that, "Students entering a medical physics graduate program shall have acquired a strong foundation in basic physics. This should be documented by either an undergraduate degree in physics or a degree in a related engineering or physical science with course work equivalent to a minor in physics (includes at least three upper level undergraduate courses). If applicants with deficiencies in their physics background are conditionally admitted to the program, the provision for remedial training in physics shall be provided."

Months of entry

February

Course content

The Master of Science in Medical Health Physics degree pertains to:

  1. The safe use of x rays, gamma rays, electron and other charged particle beams of neutrons or radionuclides and of radiation from sealed radionuclide sources for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, except with regard to the application of radiation to patients for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes and (2) the instrumentation required to perform appropriate radiation surveys.
  2. The curriculum provides an opportunity for students to acquire a core of fundamental knowledge through a synergistic program of formal courses, seminars, teaching opportunities and hand-on research experience.

Department specialisms

Medical Health Physics pertains to (1) the safe use of x rays, gamma rays, electron and other charged particle beams of neutrons or radionuclides and of radiation from sealed radionuclide sources for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, except with regard to the application of radiation to patients for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes and (2) the instrumentation required to perform appropriate radiation surveys.

Information for international students

foreign students, who do not have a degree from an English-speaking country must have a TOEFL score of at least 68 (paper-based score at least 550.

Fees and funding

UK students
$5835 per year*
International students
$5835 per year*

$5835 per year*. Please check the website for updates.

Qualification and course duration

Master of Science

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Charlotte Anthony
Email
anthonyc@uthscsa.edu
Phone
210-567-3738