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Medical Health Physics

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.

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. 

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Program Statistics

ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Number of applicants each year 21 31 21 14 10 11 4
Number of students offered admission each year 6 7 9 4 2 0 2
Number of new students matriculating each year 2 4 1 4 0 0 1
Total number of students matriculating each year 10 11 12 10 10 3 1
Number of students graduating each year 4 2 1 5 5 2 0


Course List

Medical Health Physics Year Plan


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Contact Information:

Geoffrey Clarke, Ph.D.
Professor/Research, Radiology
Director, Graduate Program of Medical Health Physics
(210) 567-5552

Loretta Edwards
Academic Programs Coordinator
(210) 567-5550

Application Deadline:
Fall/February 1

Program Handbook:
Radiological Sciences/Medical Health Physics Operating Manual

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