Graduate Programs

Two types of master's degrees are available. For the non-thesis option, the student takes a minimum of 33 semester hours of course work, including 18 hours in the students' primary area of interest, in lieu of the thesis. The thesis master's degree program consists of a minimum of 24 semester hours of courses and a research-based thesis. The doctoral program normally requires approximately 48 semester hours of credit in the students' primary and related areas of interest, together with the preparation of an acceptable scholarly thesis.

Application Information and Deadlines

Please visit the pages listed below to learn more about our graduate programs.

Health Physics Program

Health physics is a profession devoted to the protection of people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation, thus providing for the utilization of radiation for the benefit of mankind.

Imaging Sciences Program

Recent advances in imaging technology and techniques have led to explosive growth in the interdisciplinary field of imaging sciences. The impact of these new imaging systems provides challenges associated with formation, acquisition, and analysis of images describing morphological, functional, physiological, and molecular processes in living tissue.

Medical Physics Program

Medical physics is an applied branch of physics concerned with the applications of physical energy to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Occupational and Environmental Health Science Program

Students in the Occupational and Environmental Health Science program get broad training in identifying, assessing and controlling environmental factors that threaten the health and well being of workers, the community and the environment.

Toxicology Program

Toxicology is the basic science of poisons. As such it focuses on understanding the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms by applying knowledge and techniques from biochemistry, chemistry, physiology, molecular biology, genomics and proteomics, and other disciplines.

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