MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH PHYSICS
OBJECTIVES FOR GRADUATES
Obtain a broad, fundamental technical knowledge of health physics and other specialties
related to radiation protection and measurements.
Continually develop professional communication skills and expertise.
Gain practical experience in solving applied health-physics problems.
The outcomes desired by Master of Science in Health Physics graduates at the time of graduation are
- an ability to apply knowledge of health physics and related fields
or specialties, including statistics, radiobiology, radiochemistry and radioecology.
- an ability to formulate a hypothesis, design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and
- an ability to develop and implement a program to meet radiation safety needs of workers and
protection of the general public
- an ability to function independently and on multi-disciplinary teams
- an ability to identify and solve health physics problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions to contemporary public
issues in a global and societal context
- a recognition of the need to engage in life-long learning
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools
necessary for professional practice
HP Program of Study
Environmental Health Physics
General Electives - at least 3 credits from the following:
Either of the following may also be used if not selected above
- ERHS 563 Environmental Contaminant Modeling (2 cr)
- ERHS 570 Radioecology (2 cr)
Additional Credit Requirement for Plan A:
Additional Credit Requirement for Plan B:
- Three credits of 500-level or greater courses approved by the Advisory Committee.
Graduate Advisor and Committee Makeup Requirements
Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
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