The minimum admission requirements are admission to the Graduate School and a baccalaureate degree in a physical or biological science or engineering. The basic program requirements are 30 credits of which 15 credits must be at the 600-course level. Six of the fifteen 600-level credits may be thesis. The normal core program is listed below. Students who are prepared with some education and experience in health physics will likely not need all of the elective health physics courses. Therefore, the program of the student will be determined in consultation with the student's advisor and committee and can include electives to meet their needs. An oral examination in defense of the thesis is required.
PHYS 601 Quantitative Methods in Physics 3 cr PHYS 605 Radiological Environmental Monitoring and Surveillance 3 cr ENGR 606 Environmental Law and Regulations 3 cr PHYS 650 Thesis 6 crElectives - may be required if not taken at the undergraduate level.
PHYS 509 Introductory Nuclear Physics 3 cr PHYS 533 Advanced Health Physics I 3 cr PHYS 534 Advanced Health Physics II 3 cr PHYS 555 Topics in Health Physics I 2 cr PHYS 556 Topics in Health Physics II 2 cr PHYS 592 Colloquium in Physics (may be repeated) 1 cr