The Environmental Health Physics sub-plan offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Medical Physics sub-plan in radiation therapy physics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP). The sub-plan from which each student graduates is identified on his/her transcript, i.e., Master of Science in Health Physics: Environmental Health Physics sub-plan, or Master of Science in Health Physics: Medical Physics sub-plan.
Environmental Health Physics Sub-plan
The learning objectives are equivalent to ABET's Program Educational Objectives.
Graduates of the Environmental Health Physics sub-plan:
- Demonstrate competency in applying the theoretical and problem solving aspects of health physics and related disciplines.
- Demonstrate competency in the practical applications of health physics.
- Effectively communicate technical information in both oral and written form.
- Are competent in research methods and are able to critically review research with the intent of applying findings to their practice.
- Are prepared to pursue a lifetime of self-directed learning and professional development.
- Conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner.
Medical Physics Sub-plan
Graduates of the Medical Physics sub-plan:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles associated with the clinical use of both ionizing and non-ionizing radiations.
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the operation of radiation producing and detecting devices commonly used in therapeutic and diagnostic applications.
- Have an understanding of the basic computational principles associated with therapeutic and diagnostic applications.
- Have the clinical experience required for a complete understanding of the wide-ranging clinical duties of therapeutic and diagnostic medical physicists.
- Demonstrate an understanding of clinical medical physics research.
- Be capable of effectively communicating technical information in both oral and written form.
- Be prepared to pursue a lifetime of self-directed learning and professional development.
Health physicists work in a variety of disciplines, including:
- Environmental protection
- Enforcement of government regulations
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- Radiation Detection
- Radiation Physics and Instrumentation Laboratory
- Applied Nuclear Physics
- Radiation Interactions and Transport
- Radiation Dosimetry
- Advanced Radiation Biology
- 12 months
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DisciplinesPhysics Health Sciences View 1256 other Masters in Health Sciences in United States
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree in health physics, one of the basic sciences, or in a closely related scientific or engineering field. Applicants holding a degree in a non-related field may be given special consideration if they have completed all prerequisite course work.
- Three letters of recommendation from former instructors or employers that speak to the applicant's potential as a graduate student.
- A statement of approximately 300 words indicating the student's professional goals and reason for seeking graduate education.
International21247 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21247 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National21247 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21247 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
In-State6197 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6197 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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