Graduate Admissions

The Admissions Committee for the Health Physics Master of Science degree has a rolling admissions policy and reviews applications monthly. No applications are reviewed until all admission materials are received, including three letters of recommendation, and transcripts from all previous universities attended, whether or not a degree was conferred (see Admissions Checklist).

Applicants to the Master's program will be selected on a competitive basis by a faculty committee which evaluates the application, letters of recommendation, and full academic record. If there are extenuating circumstances regarding any weaknesses in the academic record, they should be explained is the essay part of the application. 

Applicants are admitted for matriculation in either the Fall or Spring Semester, although Fall matriculation is preferred.

In addition to the University and Graduate School admission requirements, the Health Physics Program also requires:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in one of the natural sciences (i.e. Physics, Biology, Chemistry) or Engineering.
  • Physics courses (at least two undergraduate-level semesters, or the equivalent).

GRE scores are not required for admittance to this graduate program. TOEFL scores are required from non-native English speakers.

Students should identify on their applications whether they are applying for full- or part-time status. Applicants for full-time status will be given preference. (Foreign applicants must have full-time status in order to obtain a student visa.)

Active duty U.S. military and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. The program will make every effort to acommodate the needs of American military personnel.

Full-time students can complete the degree program within one academic year (although most take 1.5 years), and it is the expectation that no full-time student will take more than two years to complete their degree. Part-time students are expected to take at least two courses per semester, and complete their degree program within three years. (No Health Physics courses are offered during the summer term, but students can perform thesis research and internships during the summer.)


For more information on scholarship opportunities, tuition fees, and more, please refer to our Biomedical Graduate Education Admissions & Financial Aid Page

Application Deadlines:

FALL 2017 Semester: May 15, 2017

SPRING 2018 Semester: November 1, 2017

Late applications will considered, subject to availability.

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