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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 M.S. degree program seeks to train students for a professional career in health physics, including successful completion of future board certification exams.

. M.S. Program graduates are well prepared for:

  • A career as a qualified medical physicist in a clinical environment following completion of a medical physics residency
  • A career as a professional medical physicist in a clinical-support industry
  • A career as a professional medical health physicist in a hospital environment
  • A career as a researcher in a health physics research laboratory
  • Further research training in a Ph.D. health physics or medical physics program

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

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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).

                  General Requirements

                  Regular Admission to the LSU Graduate School requires: 
                  •  a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
                  • a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average (GPA) for all undergraduate work taken prior to receiving a degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all previous graduate work for which a grade is given
                  •  satisfactory academic standing at the last institution attended
                  •  acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE); and 
                  •  acceptance into a departmental program

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    29456 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  • National

                    29456 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  • In-State

                    12541 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 12541 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                  Living costs for Baton Rouge

                  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
                    Living Costs

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