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Health Physics

A master's degree designed to equip students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to become competent health physicists.

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Fall 2020 Information

We are very excited that you will be joining our program in Fall 2020. Like universities worldwide, we are in the process of evaluating a variety of options for instructional delivery; we will prioritize the health of our community in determining how we will provide instruction in the fall. 

We are looking forward to being face-to-face as soon as it is possible. For students who are unable to join us for face-to-face classes for any reason and at any point during the semester, however, we will be making instructional materials available online as of the first day of classes for those with the technological means to access them.

Health Physics News

May 4, 2018

Health Physics Program Director, Timothy Jorgensen, will receive the American Institute of Physics’ 2017 Science Communication Award for his book Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation (Princeton University Press, 2016)The award will be presented at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting on July 31, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Jorgensen will also give a presentation on his book, and will talk about the challenges of communicating radiation risks to the public.

March 16, 2018

The Georgetown University Health Physics Program is proud to announce its newly signed Educational Partnership Agreement with the Department of the Navy at its Naval Surface Warfare Center (Carderock Division). The purpose of the agreement to aid in the educational experiences of Georgetown students, in the area of health physics research, by providing a mechanism by which students can benefit from the unique facilities, technology, and expertise available at Carderock, which is located just a few miles from the Georgetown campus. Carderock supports the health physics work of the U.S. Navy.

February 7, 2018

Health Physics student Sofia Ioannidou will present the following paper at the Health Physics Society Annual Meeting in Cleaveland, Ohio: Optimization of adult abdominal CT protocol at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital using iterative reconstruction algorithm levels by S. Ioannidou, C.A. Mitchell, T.J. Jorgensen, L. Benevides, D.A. Smith.