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Health Physics

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
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21247 USD/year
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About

The Master of Science in Health Physics offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is divided into two sub-plans: Environmental Health Physics and Medical Physics.

Overview

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.

Learning Objectives

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.

Career Possibilities

Health physicists work in a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Research
  • Industry
  • Education
  • Environmental protection
  • Enforcement of government regulations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Radiation Detection
  • Radiation Physics and Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Applied Nuclear Physics
  • Radiation Interactions and Transport
  • Radiation Dosimetry
  • Advanced Radiation Biology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Credits

40 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
65
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21247 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21247 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21247 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21247 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    6197 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6197 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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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