12 months
29628 USD/year
29628 USD/year
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Designed for professionals working in nuclear security, environmental waste, government, medicine, research, and industry, this Health Physic program at the Illinois Institute of Technology combines technical depth with the essential skills of communication, management, and leadership.


The degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology is ideal for working professionals as all coursework, with the exception of a week-long instrumentation course and an optional radiochemistry lab course, can be taken online. The program also focuses on developing skills needed to succeed as a professional, such as project management, public speaking, and team leadership. Specializations include Radiochemistry and Radiological Security, Emergency Preparedness and Response.

Program Overview

For more than 20 years Illinois Tech has graduated leaders in the Health Physic field. Gain critical skills in radiation safety, control, and containment as well as communications and team leadership to become a highly successful health physics professional.

Career Opportunities

Health physicists are employed in the following sectors: healthcare, nuclear energy, higher education, government, and the military. Job titles include:
  • Radiation Safety Officer
  • Medical Health Physicist  
  • Health and Safety Specialist
  • Nuclear Licensing Specialist
  • Environmental Health Physicist
  • Nuclear Regulator
  • Dosimetrist  

Programme Structure

Curriculum includes:

  • Applying radiation protection principles
  • Implementing radiation protection programs
  • Assessing radiation exposure and human health risks
  • Monitoring radiological release and environmental radiation
  • Designing radiation controls and measurement devices
  • Developing radiation protection measures for regulatory compliance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have completed coursework in calculus, or a calculus-based physics sequence. A course in modern physics, especially some basic quantum mechanics, is recommended.
  • A bachelor’s degree in physics, chemistry, biology, or engineering is required with an overall GPA of 3.0/4.0.
  • GRE scores: 304 (quantitative + verbal), 2.5 (analytic writing)

Tuition Fee

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    29628 USD/year
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Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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