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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. 

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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
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
65
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

40 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
65
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

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  • International

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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