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Medical Physics and Health Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Master of Science degree in Medical Physics and Health Physics is offered by the Louisiana State University;

The concentration in medical physics requires 36 credit hours of course and clinical work in addition to a minimum of six hours of thesis research. The concentration in health physics requires 33 hours of coursework, plus a minimum of six hours in thesis research. Although not counted towards degree requirements, a course in human anatomy is necessary for eligibility to sit for the American Board of Radiology certification exam in radiological physics.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Medical Imaging 
  • Radiation Protection and Exposure Evaluation 
  • Radiation Detection and Instrumentation 
  • Radiation Detection Laboratory 
  • Radiobiology 
  • Radiation Shielding and Accelerators 
  • Radiation Interactions and Transport 
  • Seminar 
  • Thesis Research 
  • Environmental Radiological Evaluation and Remediation 
  • Nuclear Facility Safety 

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                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 24 months
                  • Credits
                    36 alternative credits
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:


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                  Academic Requirements

                  You need the following GPA score:

                  Required score: 3

                  Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                  Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                  Admission Requirements:

                  All applicants must have the following in order to be considered for unconditional admission:

                  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution.
                  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (A = 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or in the final 64 credit hours) and any graduate work already completed.Acceptable GRE or GMAT scores.
                  • Demonstrated English proficiency.
                  • A copy of the name page of your passport.
                  • A completed Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents (required to process forms for F-1 and J-1 visas).
                  • Draft and Gather Additional Application Materials: statement of purpose, curriculum vitae.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International Applies to you

                    28500 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  • National Applies to you

                    28308 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 28308 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  • In-State Applies to you

                    11393 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 11393 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                  Living costs for Baton Rouge

                  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
                    Living Costs

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