The field of Health Physics is devoted to the protection of humans from the adverse health effects associated with exposure to radiation -- ionizing or non-ionizing. The Health Physics program at Georgetown University offers a Master of Science degree in Health Physics.

Our program consists of two tracks

For students who select the Nonproliferation track, the focus of the internships and the required courses is directed more toward the science, technology and some policy aspects of this subject.

The curriculum of the Health Physics program, for both tracks, has been designed to provide students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to become competent health physicists. Students in the program have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in various areas associated with health physics, such as basic radiation physics, radiation detection, radiation dosimetry, radiation and chemicial cancer risk assessment, environmental radiation protection, and radiation biology.

Health Physics News

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June 29, 2016. Prof. Jorgensen delivered a talk,"Looking Back on Chernobyl: A Public Health Perspective", at the Environmental Network Workshop held at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kiev, Ukraine. The workshop included a two-day tour of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

March 28, 2016. Prof. Jorgensen gave a presentation on "Predicting the Health Consequences of Nuclear Terrorism Scenarios" at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Wsshington DC.